Olajumoke Orisaguna Shares Her Real Life Cinderella Story With BBC Pidgin


Olajumoke Orisaguna was interviewed on the newly lauched BBC Pidgin on Monday. She talked about her humble beginning, life in Lagos and what she has been up tp.

On living in Lagos

Life in Lagos is difficult. Living in Lagos, you have to be strong to survive. It was difficult to feed myself and my children. The profit on each loaf was less than 3 US cents.

 When she started modelling

At the beginning, it was difficult for me, but people have been training me on how to pose for pictures, how to do make-up and how to dress up. And now, I am used to it, it is part of me.

 On online bullying

Some comments are hurtful. On Instagram, they make me angry. Some comments are good, some bad. But I tell myself to calm down.

On her humble beginning

I don’t miss anything about my old life in the bakery. But I miss some of my fellow bread sellers that were my friends. We keep in touch. I can’t forget them.

Her advice for women

It is for them to work hard. It pays off. Anything you do, do it well. If I wasn’t hawking on that day, I would still be at that bakery and I would never have ended up in that TY Bello photo. I love everything about my new life.

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