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Olajumoke Orisaguna’s lorry load of goodies

-N1 million from Payporte

-Scholarship for 2 daughters

-3 bedroom apartment in Surulere

+All the deals coming her way


Olajumoke Orisaguna is one of the most talked about persons in Nigeria right now. Her story is an inspiring one. She went from bread seller who hawked on the streets of Sabo, Yaba, Lagos, to a model who everyone wants to meet and associate with.

The 27 year old mother of two children had a major turnaround when she unknowingly walked into a photo shoot which society photographer, TY Bello was having with UK based artiste, Tinie Tempah for ThisDay Style. TY Bello didn’t think much about the pictures until people started asking if the bread hawker was a model. She asked her assistants to go back to where the shoot was done and ask around for Jumoke.

Olajumoke was brought to her studio after someone showed Jumoke her photograph on Facebook and from then on, she became a star.

From being on the cover of ThisDay Style magazine (as suggested by Azuka Ogujiuba) to being signed by modelling agency and now the face of Payporte’s latest campaign.

According to TY Bello, who discovered Olajumoke, she was a hairstylist from Ire in Osun state, but wasn’t making good money along with her husband, Sunday, who is a sliding door installer to take care of their two children. A distant relative, who knew someone operating a bakery invited her to Lagos to hawk bread.

Olajumoke relocated to Lagos with her 16 month old daughter to give bread hawking a try. She left behind her husband and five year old first child.

She lived in the bakery with other in-house workers and bread sellers and made a profit between N300 and N700 daily. Jumoke’s story has inspired a lot of people and many have been tapping into her kind of miracle, as it is a typical miracle that sounds like a lie. She has been offered internships at Make Me Salon and Sari Signature (a popular Lebanese owned salon in Victoria Island, Lagos.)

Sijibomi Ogundele of Sijimoto Construction Limited also hosted her and her family at his office and gave her a luxury accommodation and training in proficiency in English Grammar and Communication and one-on-one total personality development course at Poise Nigeria, a training and consultancy organiasaiton. She was also hosted by Stanbic IBTC Bank and presented with an educational trust fund to Jumoke’s children at their headquarters in Walter Carrington Street, Victoria Island, Lagos. She also hit the runway for the first time during the fashion show segment of the Lagos Polo Tournament 2016.




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