This is an amazing story of how one photo, a split second in time, can change a life.
Last week, Nigerian photographer and singer/songwriter Ty Bello was doing a shoot with Tinie Tempah in Lagos, when this woman selling bread wandered into shot, giving Tempah some sterling side-eye.
Bello captioned the above shot: "BEATIFULX : WHO IS SHE.Every one has been asking if this lady is a model .. It was just perfect coincidence ... She just happened to be walking by while I photographed . It happened so fast .She definitely SHOULD be a model. .. I'm happy to help her build a portfolio if she's interested .She's so beautiful and photographed so well. I'll find a way to track her down somehow . You guys can also help #lagos #doesanyonerecognizeher #okunorentwins #tinietempah @thisdaystyle #lagos #phaseone."
And so the search began, and it wasn't long before 27-year-old mother Olajumoke 'Jumoke Sunday' Orisaguna was tracked down via word of mouth between locals.
Bello shared her story via Instagram: "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... 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." (Jumoke's story in full here)
And here are just some of the resulting shots from the shoot, which was published 4 days ago...
Speaking of the shots, Bello said: "Someone special our #olajumoke made it on the cover of this day style this morning . You all should buy one . This just made me cry . She really is a blessed woman with an amazing story . I almost cant believe it [email protected] thank you for being the most amazing publication and believing in this story."
It didn't end there. OlaJumoke now has a change of career after landing her own contract with a local agency: "See who visited today... #OlaJumoke now signed to Few Model Management...#firstface #Few @tybello @bimpeonakoya @zubbydefinition @godsonukaegbu