From Street Hawking To A Feature On CNN: Olajumoke Shares Her Incredible Story


The Nigerian street hawker, Olajumoke Orisaguna, whose fortune changed after she was “mistakenly” featured on Tinie Tempah‘s photo shoot, has landed her own feature on CNN.

Olajumoke alongside the lady who gave her, her big break, TY Bello sat with Stephanie Busari of CNN. As she talked about how her hawking on the street took her to the top of the modeling game in less than a month.

A teary Olajumoke said she never expected her fortunes to never expected her life 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


TY Bello says why every can relate to Olajumoke’s story is because everybody has a dream and is looking for that big break

“I think the reason why the story connects with everyone is because everybody has dreams. This is a very very tough time, especially in my country. Everyone is looking for that magical break I don’t think anyone planned this. I think this is definitely divine because the way people have connected with it is phenomenal. Its a phenomenal story”she said


Olajumoke Orisaguna is now the face of one of Africa’s biggest bank, she’s also the brand ambassador of an online shopping mall in Nigeria, she’s got a brand new apartment and a follower-ship that will make most A-list model in Nigeria green with envy.

So if you ever think of giving up, let her story inspire you because if God meets you working. He will most likely compliment your effort in more ways than one.

Watch her CNN featureĀ here

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