Bread-seller turned celebrity model, Olajumoke Orisaguna in this interview with Kemi Asefon, talked about her new found world of glitz and glamour. Read excerpts below:
Do you have any advice for girls who are in need of the kind of help you got?
Inasmuch as God brought help my way, I believe that every woman must have something doing—you must not be idle. Acquire a skill, or get a job. If I was at home, expecting someone to come and help me, God would not have visited me the way He did. That day I photo-bumped Mummy TY’s photo shoot, I was desperate to exhaust whatever was on my tray. Help does not come to you when you don’t move.
Some people have said Azuka and TY Bello want to exploit your innocence and make money off you…
No, I don’t think so. Till date, none of them has collected any money from me or whoever signs me on any contract. Immediately I came on board, I had a bank account opened in my name and I’m the only signatory. Everywhere we go for any modelling contract, Aunty Azuka insists that cash should be paid to my account and not by hand. In fact, I am the one collecting from the two women. I would go to Mummy TY’ house, play, eats and she gives me and my children things. Even Aunty Azuka does that too whenever I visit her. They don’t have my money with them and I believe whoever said that must be wicked. These are people who God used to take me to where I am today.
What have you done with the money realized so far?
I am saving money for me and also for my children’s future. Mind you, modelling is not forever and it’s seasonal. I am saving my money because I don’t want to sell bread again and I don’t want my children to suffer anymore.