Nigerian woman lands modelling contract after accidentally photobombing Tinie Tempah

By Samantha Luiz
12 February 2016

"Getting that bread."

She was at the right place, at the right time.

Olajumoke Orisaguna, from Nigeria, was selling bread when she accidentally photobombed British rapper Tinie Tempah's photo-shoot in Lagos.

At first, the photographer Ty Bello didn't pay much attention to the photobomber. It was only later when she was editing the images that she realized she'd captured a truly amazing shot.

Determined, the photographer took to Instagram to find the mystery woman. “Who is she?” Ty wrote on Instagram. “Everyone has been asking if this lady is a model… It was a perfect coincidence… She just happened to be walking by while I photographed. It happened so fast.

So I found her ...our beauty from the @tiniegram shoot and boy have I got a fantastic story to share with you all. Right here is an amazing 27yr old mother of two , Jumoke Sunday with an incredible life story .I called on three amazing artists @bimpeonakoya for beautiful makeup .. @zubbydefinition for hair and @emaedosio to make a short documentary about her .. Every one gave a yes !on the spot . They were all at the studio within an hour and we had the most amazing shoot with her. I've also spoken to a few people about the best way to help move her forward and reunite her with her family . ... The process has already begone and I'll figure out the best way to have anyone who wants to be part of the journey .Meeting and photographing her has inspired us all and we can't wait for the good that will come to her from all of this to unfold . She doesn't speak English well but here ,she was explaining how she found us . I had sent an assistant , as many of you advised ,to leave a message with the people in the area where we photographed her... So here she is .. #Olajumoke #tybellophotography #findingjumoke #thebeginning

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"She definitely should be a model. I’m happy to help her build her portfolio if she’s interested. "She’s so beautiful and photographed so well. I’ll find a way to track her down somehow. You guys can also help.” Eventually, Ty managed to track down Olajumoke. She learned that the 27-year-old photobomber had taken on hawking to substitute the income made by her husband, who works as a sliding door installer.

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"At the invitation of a distant relative who knew someone operating a bakery, she relocated to Lagos with her 14-month-old daughter to give bread hawking a try, leaving her husband and older five-year-old behind," Ty shared on Instagram. Olajumoke ended up gracing the cover of the Nigerian magazine This Day Style. In the beautiful cover shot by Ty, she is seen posing with her 14-month-old daughter, Grace.
Impressed by the cover, a few modelling agencies contacted Olajumoke. She eventually signed with local agency Few Models.


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