Olajumoke Orisaguna (born 1989) is a Nigerian model who received public attention when she appeared on the cover of a magazine before she was employed as a model. The story was reported in various media sources, including CNN.
Olajumoke Orisaguna was born in 1989 and brought up in Ire, Osun State, Nigeria. She trained as a hairdresser and got married to Sunday Orisaguna at an early age and has 2 children. She is fluent in Yoruba and speaks English averagely.
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 This Day Style magazine and planned to create a documentary about her.
Orisaguna was later offered a modelling contract, internships and work, despite not speaking English. She also got wide publicity and became a media sensation with features on Huffington post and CNN.
Olajumoke was awarded a scholarship and was groomed on Etiquette, Soft Skills, Social Graces and Communication at Poise Nigeria (The first and most prestigious finishing school in Nigeria).
Since her discovery, Olajumoke has done photo campaigns for several brands with her original touch, versatility and willingness to learn. She has also done some runway events as well as event comparing in her native language.
Jumoke is interested in acting and also inspiring the world with her story through movies.
She has worked with brands like Payporte, Stanbic IBTC bank, Shirleys confectionaries just to mention a few.
Payporte Ambassador - 2016
Shirleys Confectionery Ambassador - 2016
Stanbic IBTC Ambassador - 2016