Bread hawker turned model Olajumoke Orisaguna: Echoes from homestead, Iree


+Interviews with grandmother, mother,  mother-in-law, brother, boss and colleagues

 was a hairstylist in Iree, Osun State, where she was born and brought up. She was not born with silver-spoon. Her parents , Mr. and Mrs. Kamorudeen still live in an old mud house where she also lived before getting married to Sunday Orisaguna. She was living in a single room in her mother in-law’s house on Oris Small London, Iree, Osun State.

Olajumoke rented a shop adjacent to her mother in-law’s house. ENCOMIUM Weekly was told that after a year, she packed out of the shop to the verandar of her in-law’s house, where she was operating from due to her inability to continue the payment of her rent.

However, success has never been an orphan and Olajumoke Orisaguna’s case can’t be treated in isolation. In ENCOMIUM Weekly’s bid to dig deeper into Olajumoke Orisaguna’s roots, we were in her homsetad, Iree, Osun State on Thursday, February 25, Friday, February 26, 2016, and Saturday, February 27, 2016, to speak with her parents, relations, mentors, peers, etc. We present to you what they told us about the lady who providence moved from rags to riches.


‘She should be submissive to her husband’

1-DSC_0411Ramotakamorudeen –Mother

Can we meet you?

My name is Kamorudeen Ramota. Olajumoke Orisaguna is my daughter.

How many children do you have?

I have five children and she is my second born.

What can you tell us about her childhood?

She is a good girl, humble, gentle. She does not quarrel and she is very nice, kind, respectful and hard working.

What is the reason she couldn’t further her education?

Truly, she stopped at primary six because she’s interested in becoming a hairstylist.

How did you feel when you heard about her success story?

I was impressed and happy about the good news. Because I never knew that my daughter will be so much fortunate and I thank God for His mercy over my family.

Did any pastor or alfa prophesy she would become a celebrity?

I was told but I never believed it because we are from a poor background. Not until things turned around. She has been telling me that things will be fine each time I complained about poverty.

What is your advice for her?

My advice for her is that she should be submissive to her husband and ensure that she maintains and keeps her marriage. I pray that Almighty God should guide her and make her more fortunate.

What is your advice for the upcoming ones?

My advice for the upcoming ones is that they should be patient in whatever they are doing. No matter the circumstance, they should endure and be prayerful.

Related Stories:



About the Author