Street-Vendor Accidentally Photobombs Pop Star, Lands Top Modeling Contract

It’s like something from a movie: A mysterious beauty caught on camera and suddenly her life changes overnight as she becomes a sought -after top model. But for one Nigerian woman, it’s a reality.

English pop star Tinie Tempah traveled to his parents’ home country of Nigeria and was being photographed by Ty Bello when a local bread seller accidentally strolled into the shot.

Ty was immediately mesmerized by the woman, saying, “She just happened to be walking by while I photographed. It happened so fast …; She’s so beautiful.”

And thanks to the power of social media, Ty was able to track down the mysterious woman, revealed to be Olajumoke Orisaguna.

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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The two reunited and Ty snapped Orisaguna for the cover of Nigerian publication This Day Style.

Orisaguna’s natural poise in front of the camera could fool anyone into thinking she was a professional and the shoot was a huge success.

OLAJUMOKE SUNDAY ORISAGUNA : A PORTRAIT WITH GRACE – part 1 I only recently started thinking it was important to make ‘behind -the – scenes videos of my photography sessions . I hardly , however make time to go through the footages simply because I find it uncomfortable looking at my self on screen and for the obvious fact that I sound wierd and embarrassingly loud when I shoot . Yesterday how ever I sat with filmaaker @emaedosio as we combed through go-pro footages to see if we captured the very moment .. Olajumoke a bread hawker from the Sabo market bakery , walked entirely by coincidence unto our set of our Thisday style shoot for @tiniegram The moment didn’t look special at all. If anything she stood there a little confused .. Some people asking her to leave the set and others asking her to stay . I signaled if it was ok to take her photograph and she agreed and I pressed on my shutter so she could move ahead . My main subject of interest was the Okada driver that had slowed down just before she arrived .Okada riders have that cool lagos vibe and always happen to add a bit of swag to street portraits. I was wrong to have paid her such little attention. Ever frame with her in it was perfect .. I had found a second subject in the Tinnie’s story .. A young beautiful hawker who could have served as a love interest of some sort .Digitally I made the red in her dress match @tiniegram sleeves to create a connection between them . When the magazine came out last week and the images hit social media , I was proven right this girl split the limelight with the main subject effortlessly ..questions and comments started to fly : Was she a model ? How did we convince the model to balance all that bread on her head . The buzz about her multiplied when I clarified that she indeed wasn’t a model at all but simply stumbled on our set. I immediately begone my search for her .If so many felt she was beautiful enough to be a model.. Then maybe she was mean to be one .I was going to find a way to make it happen .I had assistants leave word with people in the area we shot her and to my delight the very next day , she showed up at my studio .. (To be continued )

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But the story doesn’t end there — on Monday, modeling agency Few Models Management snapped up Orisaguna, changing her life forever.

What an incredible chance encounter. We wonder if Tinie Tempah will be visiting our town any time soon…;?