Exactly one year after, rising Nigerian star, Olajumoke Orisaguna found and hugged the limelight, Nigerian Entertainment Today alongside her minders and other stakeholders, hosted her at TheNetng studios on Sunday, March 12, 2017.
Olajumoke who is undoubtedly Nigeria’s modern day Cinderella arrived the venue in the company of her husband and management team.
Exactly one year after Olajumoke found and hugged the limelight, her inspirational story has been told on all the continents of the world, and millions attest that she’s an example of the new ways the world is defining possibility.
Speaking on her initial reaction to her sudden rise to fame, Olajumoke explained in Yoruba, that she was at first overwhelmed but she spoke gratefully of her team, Payporte, Stanbic IBTC and luxury real estate developer, Sujimoto.
In attendance at the exclusive gathering were media executives, businessmen, supporters and celebrities like YES Magazine publisher, Azuh Arinze, award-winning writer and filmmaker, Chris Ihidero, journalist and media personality, Lamide Akintobi, Managing Director X3M Ideas, Steve Babaeko, CEO Indoor Design & Concept Limited, Kingsley James, CEO AVEdge Limited, Lolu Durojaiye, Managing Director Outori Limited, Wole Olagundoye and 2baba’s manager, Efe Omorogbe, to name a few.
Nigerian Entertainment Today (NET) hosted Olajumoke at its new studios to celebrate her unique story. The entertainment platform holds dear the ideal that nothing is impossible and celebrating Olajumoke is reflective of its commitment to further elevate the best of Nigeria’s rising stars.
Editor Nigerian Entertainment Today (NET), Jide Taiwo, added that,
“NET hosted Olajumoke because stories like hers represent the possibilities that yet can be found in dire straits like ours. Her inspirational story, which is evident not only in her lifestyle but in her desire to better herself (from being totally unlettered last year, she can now speak a few words of the English language) – is proof that dreams do come true, even those you didn’t know you had.”
The Olajumoke story, from its inception last year, struck a chord with millions of Nigerians as it was not only believable but it gave Nigerians hope and a channel to, for a little while, escape the harsh realities that trail the country.
Commenting on the effect the Olajumoke story had on Nigerians, the event’s moderator, Chris Ihidero stated that, “This is the first anniversary since Olajumoke rose to stardom in February 2016 after her famed photo bomb. It is essential for us to appreciate her growth and her prospects as many brands and celebrities try to attain virality but virality found her”.
Olajumoke’s manager, Victoria Nkong added that, “Olajumoke is unique and her brand equally is. We are grateful with the progress she has made in just one year. Our desire is to, in a bid to build her brand, make her less like a product and more like a human being who has been gifted an opportunity to fulfil her dreams.”
Olajumoke Orisaguna, born 1989, is a bread-seller turned model who received public attention when she appeared on the cover of This Day Style magazine after photo bombing a shoot involving TY Bello, and British singer, Tinie Tempah. The story was reported in various media sources, including CNN.