The remarkable story of the bread seller-turned model Olajumoke Orisaguna has continued with Stanbic IBTC unveiling the 27-year-old, as the face of their multinational bank on Monday, February 16.
.@tybellotweets great work!
We’re inspired by Olajumoke, we’d love to move her forward #neverstopmovingforward pic.twitter.com/LDN3spq5CK
— Stanbic IBTC (@StanbicIBTC) February 15, 2016
A Nigerian online shopping brand, Pay Porte in an official ceremony has also signed Olajumoke Orisaguna, as it’s official 2016 campaign face.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that the renowned photographer TY Bello, Jumoke’s husband Sunday, Jumoke’s lawyer Yomi Adeseyoju, publicist Azuka Ogujiuba, Irene Kayoma, Head-Corporate Strategy/Planning and Noble Igwe were present at the signing.
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, renowned Nigerian photographer TY Bello was behind the change in Jumoke’s fortunes.
TY Bello was photographing U.K. popstar TinieTempah, when Jumoke walked into the shoot.
“She seemed a little confused,’’ said Bello.
“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.
“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,’’ she said.