– Olajumoke Orisaguna is a bread hawker who accidentally walks into a high-end photoshoot
– TY Bello, the award-winning musician and photographer, was in a photo shoot with Tinie Tempah
– Then Jumoke walks into the photo shoot, hawking her way into stardom
You all probably have heard of the amazing and almost incredible story of one Olajumoke Orisaguna, the Agege bread hawker who is on her way to super stardom. Her story resembled your typical Cinderella rags to riches fairy tale.
Here is the story. The award-winning musician, song writer and photographer TY Bello was in a photo shoot with the international music star Tinie Tempah on a street in Lagos when Jumoke ‘hawked’ into the set. She was hawking her a Agege bread when she was spotted.
For one who never misses an opportunity to tell a story, TY Bello weaved the bread seller-pop star narrative that has set Jumoke on the path to greatness.
Here are ten lessons we can all learn from the bread seller turned super model narrative.
1. The race is not to the swift:
Even that timeless Christian scripture told us that ”the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong”. The rags to glory story of Olajumoke Ajaguna has confirmed the holy maxim. We all know the struggle to grace the cover of fashion magazines by aspiring models.
We all know how wannabe models would give an arm to strut the runway. But here was Jumoke the bread hawker just going about her normal business and fortune finds her. Sometimes, we just have to live everyday as it comes and just do our thing and hope for luck to break.
2. Be focused on your game:
On that fateful day when TY Bello was shooting for Tinie Tempah on a Lagos street, Jumoke, the bread hawker was hawking as usual. For her, it was just another day. Come rain or sunshine, she must hawk not just for survival but as a routine. She was focused on her game. See how it has paid off.
3. Be prepared for the opportunity and when it comes grab it:
When Jumoke appeared for the photo shoot of her Thisday Style cover, she did not fret. She appeared ready for it. Even TY Bello said that Jumoke was a natural, it was as if she has been doing photo shoot all her life. You see she was prepared when the opportunity found her.
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