Na wa o! This is what a friend of mine calls “living the Nigerian Dream” (whatever that means).
Since her shot into stardom a few weeks ago, a day hardly goes by without someone making reference to Olajumoke Orisaguna’s fairytale story. According to Encomium Magazine, the married 27-year-old hairstylist from Iree (Osun State) who used to hawk bread to make ends meet, got over N1 million as ambassador for Shirley Confectionery in Abuja on Saturday, February 27, 2016.
During her trip to Abuja on the invitation of the owners of Shirley Confectionery (Amarachi and Adaora Iwuanyanwu), she was treated like a celebrity. Apart from staying in a suite at Transcorp Hilton for the weekend, she was ferried around town in a convoy of three jeeps. The Abuja trip started with a photo-shoot at Transcorp Hilton for Shirley Confectionery. She was then treated to some shopping and got about four beautiful outfits from a top designer in Abuja (Dyzn).
At the bakery, a promo was organized for customers where they got one item free for every item bought. Olajumoke Orisaguna interacted with customers of Shirley Confectionery and handed them the gifts. She eventually got a surprise N500,000 cheque from Mrs. Abiodun Obakin, the woman behind the popular Biobak Restaurant in Abuja. The exciting Abuja trip, Orisaguna’s first time on a plane, was more than rewarding…with almost N2 million in her kitty, apart from the star treatment.
Olajumoke and her family have made a hotel in Oyadiran Estate, Sabo (Yaba, Lagos) home since they found fame in the middle of February, This week, the abundantly blessed mother of two daughters (Grace, 5, and Precious, 16 months) discovered by celebrity photographer TY Bello, will move into a three-bedroom apartment in Aguda (Surulere, Lagos), courtesy of Sujimoto Construction’s Sijibomi Ogundele. The new house is a far cry from her one-room apartment in her mother-in-law’s house in Iree (Osun).
The Oyadiran Estate place was found and paid for by TY Bello who has declined to benefit financially from Olajumoke’s fortunes. Along with Azuka Ogujiuba (the famous society reporter with ThisDay who suggested Jumoke’s picture should be used on the cover of ThisDay Style) and her lawyer, TY Bello has not made a kobo, by choice, on the bread hawker turned model.