Olajumoke Orisaguna, the Nigerian bread seller turned model, stumbled upon a photo shoot on the streets of Sabo-Yaba, Lagos. The camera was instantly drawn to her, but photographer, TY Bello only saw the remarkable photos later that day. She then posted the images on social media and received overwhelming feedback from the general public.
When you hear the story of Olajumoke you can’t help but believe that anything is possible. The 27-year-old married mother of two moved from her town of Osun State to work at a bakery in Lagos to provide and support her family. Little did she know that her quest would bring her riches.
Her story has inspired millions across the world and she's now one of the most Googled people in Nigeria with over 90k followers on Instagram.
Photo credit: TY Bello
Instead of disappearing into obscurity she turned her 15 minutes of fame into a stepping stone for her and her family. Here’s what she's been up to:
Stanbic Bank Nigeria awarded full scholarship to her children
Stanbic IBTC, Standard Bank’s Nigeria division, was so inspired by Olajumoke story, they awarded her two children full scholarships until university level.
Photo credit: Stanbic IBTC
Olajumoke is now a philanthropist and co-founder of Olajumoke Foundation. Her first mission was to donate N5000 to her former colleagues, paying it forward and giving a hand up to her community.
Photo credit: Mukosolu Nzom
Going back to school
Olajumoke has gone back to the classroom to further her studiesin English grammar, Communication and Total Personality Development at Lekki campus. The 27-year-old mother is using every opportunity she's getting to empower herself.
Photo credit: Olajumoke Instagram
Brand Ambassador of PayPorte
She's the brand ambassador, bringing awareness to PayPorte – an online shopping site for electronics, fashion and beauty products. Several companies are queuing up at her doorstep to tap into her luck by making her a part of their business.
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Everyone likes a happy ending, especially one that’s so unpredictable it could happen to anyone. Follow Olajumoke Orisaguna’s story on Instagram to see how her life is unfolding.