An online shopping brand, Payporte, in an official ceremony, signed TY Bello’s fashion discovery, Olajumoke Orisaguna, a bread seller in Agege area of Lagos State, as its official 2016 campaign face.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that renowned photographer, TY Bello; Jumoke’s husband, Sunday; Jumoke’s lawyer, Yomi Adeseyoju; publicist, Azuka Ogujiuba; Irene Kayoma, Head-Corporate Strategy/Planning of Pay Porte; and Noble Igwe were present at the signing.
Olajumoke has now joined popular On Air Personalities, Toke Makinwa, and former Big Brother Africa first runner-up, Tayo Faniran, as a fellow brand ambassador of Payporte.
Basking in the glow of her new fame and new life, Olajumoke also enjoyed massive media exposure locally and internationally, the latest being the international news network, CNN.
According to CNN, monitored by NAN, TY Bello was behind the change in Jumoke’s fortunes.
TY Bello was photographing UK popstar, TinieTempah, when Jumoke walked into the shoot.
“She seemed a little confused,” said Bello.
She added: “Some people were asking her to walk past really quickly, others were asking her to stay and she was just in limbo.
“I said: ‘Is it okay to take your photograph?; And she nodded ok.”
A teary-eyed Olajumoke said she never expected her fortunes to turn around like this.
She said: “I never expected that this could ever happen to me.
“My friends have told me they saw me on TV and they are really happy.
“My parents cannot believe their own child can become such a success.
“They are all so happy.”