One might wonder, how is it possible for a common bread seller on the streets to turn into a celebrity overnight. Well…that’s what happens when God wants to elevate you. There have been told stories of how people’s lives were turned around and Olajumoke Orisaguna’s story is truly our favorite.
If you have noticed, you’d see that most successful celebrities don’t usually have a beautiful beginning but yet they always make it to the top. The gig is that no matter what you do or where you are…don’t ever give up because when luck smiles on you, all your days of hardship will become history.
Let’s talk about Olajumoke Orisaguna who rose from being a bread seller to famous celebrity in Nigeria. Try to read until the end because her story will shock you.
Olajumoke Orisaguna And Her Rise To Prominence
Olajumoke Orisaguna or Jumoke Sunday is a Nigerian model who received public attention when she appeared on the cover of a magazine before she was employed as a model. She was born in 1989 in Ore, Osun State, Nigeria.
The hot model was first trained as a hairdresser. It was during her days as a hairdresser that she the love of her life Sunday Orisaguna. The young man is an artisan who specializes in the installation of sliding doors. The couple later got married in 2010 and were blessed with two children. Jumoke as she is fondly called is fluent in the Yoruba language.
Rise to Fame
Luck smiled on Jumoke after she traveled to Lagos with one of her children to find greener pastures. She had hoped to make more money to help support her family by selling bread. Her husband, however, stayed behind with the other child where he worked installing sliding doors.
It is often said that success comes to those who are too busy looking for it. Just one faithful day, while Jumoke was working in Lagos, she was mistakenly caught in the background of a picture taken by the photographer TY Bello while Bello was photographing the British rapper Tinie Tempah.
Later on, when Bello was reviewing and editing the images she had taken, Bello decided that Orisaguna had potential as a model. After posting on Instagram, Bello located Orisaguna and offered to launch her career. She arranged for Orisaguna’s portrait to appear on the cover of Style magazine and planned to create a documentary about her.
The Beginning of a New Dawn
It was a moment of turn around for the 28-year-old mother of two who could only speak in her local dialect Yoruba. Orisaguna was later offered a modelling contract, internships and work, including a newly furnished luxurious apartment in Lagos despite not speaking English.
Following Jumoke’s success, her husband and her other child moved in with her in Lagos. The story of her success, however, dominated Nigeria media for quite a long time and to some people, she is considered as a role model.
Furthermore, Olajumoke was awarded a scholarship by Sujimoto Group and Poise Nigeria. A bank in Nigeria also offered to pay for children’s school fees. In addition to that, she will be learning Etiquette, Soft Skills, Social Graces and Communication at Poise Nigeria (The first and most prestigious finishing school in Nigeria).
Unlike so many stories in Nigeria that fade away after the media buzz, Jumoke’s story appears to be complete and the scholarship was initiated by Sujimoto Group who wanted to be sure that Olajumoke was equipped for life after the buzz has died down. Isn’t that amazing?
Always try to put up the right attitude to whatever you find yourself doingdo because you never can tell what lies ahead. Olajumoke Orisaguna’s story is a sure proof that no matter what you do or where where you are, when God remembers you it will be like a mystery. Jumoke rose from grass to grace and right now she is a known celebrity in Nigeria and beyond. What about you? What’s your story?
Personal Life, Instagram and Endorsements
Jumoke resides in Lagos with her family. She enrolled into school and she is currently receiving educational training at the moment.
Olajumoke is also active on social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Her fame went viral and has won many fans for her. She currently has more than 279k followers on her official Instagram handle.
The Super model has endorsements from companies including FEW Models, Payporte, Shirley’s confectionery, and others.