A Nigerian bread seller kickstarted her career as a model after she accidentally photobombed a popstar.
English musician Tinie Tempah and photographer and singer Ty Bello were in the midst of a photoshoot in Nigeria when they were photobombed by a bread seller carrying a large bag of bread atop her head. According to the Huffington Post there was some confusion on set when she walked upon the scene. Bello wrote on Instagram:
“Some people asking her to leave the set and others asking her to stay. I signaled [to ask] if it was ok to take her photograph and she agreed, and I pressed on my shutter so she could move ahead.
“I was wrong to have paid her such little attention. Every frame with her in it was perfect.”
Bello was captivated by the photos with the mysterious woman. Bello wrote on her Instagram:
“Who is she? Every one has been asking if this lady is a model… It was just perfect coincidence.”
The Cinderella search for the unnamed woman selling bread from the photo began. It turned out that the woman was Olajumoke Orisaguna, 27, a mother of two.
After speaking with Bello, Orisaguna signed a modeling contract and was featured on the cover of This Day Style. Bello wrote to fans that she had found Orisaguna on Feb. 4:
“So I found her… our beauty from the @tiniegram shoot and boy have I got a fantastic story to share with you all. Meeting and photographing her has inspired us all. We can’t wait for the good that will come to her from all of this to unfold.”
Orisaguna’s real life fairy tale story is quite remarkable. She also posed in one of her photos with her second child, 14-month-old Grace. Bello wrote:
“This just made me cry. She really is a blessed woman with an amazing story. I almost can’t believe it.”
Orisaguna relayed to Bello that she had journeyed to Lagos because of an invitation from a distant relative who knew someone operating a bakery. She relocated to Lagos with baby Grace to try her hand at bread hawking.
The 27-year-old woman was a hair stylist from Ire in Osun state, but she and her husband were not making enough to care for their two young children. Her husband, a sliding door installer from the same village, stayed in Ire with their 5-year-old.
Orisaguna is now signed with Few Model Management. Bello wrote in her post on Instagram yesterday:
“This woman went from Photobombing my photoshoot in Lagos for @thisdaystyle to landing her own Modelling contract! She went from selling that bread to getting that bread real quick lol! So happy for her, she is most definitely blessed and this goes to show that ANYTHING can happen you just have to be at the right place at the right time. Hopefully this beginning of great things for her.”