An Agege bread seller turned into a model typifies a grass to grace story; a pillow seller turned to a model seems even more unlikely. By the former we are reminded of Olajumoke Orisaguna, a bread seller who, incidentally walked into spotlight during a photoshoot of Tinie Tempah by TY Bello for ThisDay Style. And the latter happened more recently
According to photos he released on his Instagram page, veteran photographer: Kelechi Amadi Obi, revealed how he saw Bukola across the street selling pillows while taking shoots of Nigerian/American music star Jidenna on Broad Street, Lagos. Quoting the photographer:
This is Bukola . Some weeks back I was shooting @jidenna on Broad street Lagos and in between takes I saw her across the street selling pillows . Had to call her and give my number. ” if you’re interested in modeling please give me a call” I said. Well she came to the studio and I called my number one MUA @bimpeonakoya and this is what we came up with. I think she will make a great model. What do you think?#africanbeauty #diamondintherough.
My conclusion: Let’s all take note of when a Nigerian International music star is coming into town for a photoshoot, who knows maybe we might just get spotted and we will be Olajumoke reincarnated.