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Thursday, 11 February 2016

Bread-seller Photobombs Fashion Shoot, Ends Up With A Modelling Contract

kandy wandy - 06:33:00

Olajumoke Orisaguna, 27, Nigerian street-seller (Agege Bread ) has signed a modelling contract after she was discovered while essentially photobombing a fashion shoot.

Olajumoke Orisaguna was selling bread on the streets when she was captured next to British singer Tinie Tempah during a photo session on location in Lagos.
The 27-year-old was striking in the resulting image, dressed in a loose red dress and white flip flops, and balancing her wares on her head, while slyly looking at the Pass Out singer, who has Nigerian ancestry.
When the images went to print, Orisaguna's presence on camera was noted.
"[The] questions and comments started to fly: Was she a model? How did we convince the model to balance all that bread on her head[?]" Nigerian musician and photographer Ty Bello​, who took the pictures, recounted in an Instagram post on Monday.
"The buzz about her multiplied when I clarified that she indeed wasn't a model at all but simply stumbled on our set."
Bello then decided to try to track the photogenic bread-seller down on social media.
"Every one [sic] has been asking if this lady is a model... It was just [a] perfect coincidence," she wrote in a post to her 100,000 Instagram followers last week.
"She just happened to be walking by while I photographed. It happened so fast. She definitely SHOULD be a model... I'm happy to help her build a portfolio if she's interested. She's so beautiful and photographed so well."
Shortly afterwards, Bello confirmed she had tracked down the mystery woman after sending an assistant to leave a message with the people on the street where she was photographed.
Orisaguna, made contact with Bello, who immediately snapped her up for the cover of Nigerian magazine This Day Style.
The mother of two is wearing a red ball gown in the cover shot, while a picture accompanying the magazine's editorial shows her carrying her 14-month-old daughter, Grace.
Bello has also made a documentary of Orisaguna's story.
Credit:Theage
"I'm hoping this whole process inspires everyday Nigerians to come together for somebody else," she says in a teaser from the documentary, posted to Instagram. "Everybody knows how difficult it is for a lot of people right now."

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