She Stumbled Into A Photo Shoot… And Ended Up With Modeling Contract.
They say that much of life's success is about being in the right place at the right time, and this amazing story totally proves it.
English musician Tinie Tempah was on a trip to his parents' home country of Nigeria, planning to do a photoshoot with singer/songwriter Ty Bello. During the shoot, something unexpected happened: A local bread seller walked right into the shot.
When Bello saw the woman, she was floored at her beauty. She posted the photo on Instagram, saying that if her followers could help her find the woman, she'd help her build a modeling portfolio. What happened next was nothing short of incredible.
Here's the original photo that sparked Bello's interest. As you can see, the bread seller is a total knockout.
TINIETEMPAH TEMPAH : DISTURBING LAGOS .... Oga Tinie.. Disturbing Lagos Keh ..? You sure ? my hand no dey o.. We no dey do that kine ruff play for here o. I've photographed so many international celebrities in this town.. From Beyonce to Arnold Schwarzenegger ... I was looking through my archives the other day and said to my self .. Never again.. !Never in some fancy hotel room that could have been anywhere else on the planet . There's no where like Lagos and If they ever cross my path again I'll drag them out to where they can touch and feel My Lagos . .. And fall in love with it. So of course when I was asked to meet up with @tiniegram at his hotel I was like ..Lai-Lai!! Abeg bring the man to Yaba and let's shoot this something ! I love lagos ..I won't lie .. The streets are a literal Photographer's paradise .. Every where you turn there's a story waiting to be told .., textures waiting to be shot and characters waiting to be explored ..it's hard for me to make a bad picture when my spirit is really open on the steets ..I can just stand there and magic walks into my frame . The beautiful bread seller in the red dress in one of my edits for instance ..You know her Abi?.. That one that every one on the street wants to marry .. She's fine and she knows it. its all over how she walks and I know you've seen her before . She walked onto our set and magic happened ..it wasn't planned at all ..I didn't even know I nailed the narrative until I edited a few days later . Someone accused me of dragging @tiniegram on the streets ..That I should have taken him to somewhere 'prettier '... My response : So you haven't heard ...?The street is where it's happening o.. You haven't seen pretty till you've seen the sun set in the quiet corners of Surulere ..You're missing out on a unique love vibe if you haven't taken her for a walk in railway compound..And if you only exist where freshly baked, steamy Agege bread is completely out of reach .. You may have to consider reorganizing it all.. I mean ...What's the point! #tybellophotography #photostories #thisdaystyle #tinietempah #lagos #yaba #steetlove #mrmattewsworshop #okunorentwins @thisdaystyle
After posting her image on Instagram, Bello's followers were actually able to help track her down. Here name is Olajumoke Orisaguna, and she's a 27-year-old mom from Nigeria.
As promised, Bello worked with Orisaguna on building a modeling portfolio.
Bello ended up shooting her for This Day Style, a Nigerian magazine.
Someone special our #olajumoke made it on the cover of this day style this morning . You all should buy one . This just made me cry . She really is a blessed woman with an amazing story . I almost cant believe it [email protected] thank you for being the most amazing publication and believing in this story
The best part? She got to shoot with her 14-month-old daughter as well.
Orisanguna has since become a sensation in Nigeria. The hashtag #olajumoke has been shared over a thousand times, and it was recently announced that she was signed to an agency. Again: It's all about being in the right place at the right time.
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