Last Updated on September 8, 2018 by mybiohub
Olajumoke Orisaguna was born in 1989. She is a Nigerian model who received public attention when she appeared on the cover of a magazine before she was employed as a model. She trained as a hairdresser where she “met an artisan named Sunday Orisaguna. They married in 2010 and later had two children. She is fluent in Yoruba.
Jumoke as she’s fondly called, traveled to Lagos with one of her children where she hoped to make more money selling bread. Her husband stayed behind with the other child where he worked installing sliding doors. While she was working in Lagos, she was caught in the background of a picture taken by the photographer TY Bello while Bello was photographing the British rapper Tinie Tempah. While later reviewing and editing the images she had taken, Bello decided that Orisaguna had potential as a model. After posting on Instagram, Bello located Orisaguna and offered to launch her career. She arranged for Orisaguna’s portrait to appear on the cover of Style magazine and planned to create a documentary about her.
Orisaguna was later offered a modelling contract, internships and work, despite not speaking English. Following Orisaguna’s success, her husband and her other child moved to Lagos. In Nigeria, Orisaguna was praised in the media as a role model.
According to CNN, she will be offered some education and a bank has offered to pay for her children to attend school.