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I Fancied Being an Actress as a Child – Olajumoke Orisaguna



Olajumoke Orisaguna

Model Olajumoke Orisaguna has said that her childhood dream was to become an actor.

She made this known in an interview with PUNCH’s Tofarati Ige, saying acting is one of her talents.

See excerpts:

What are your childhood experiences?

I remember mostly the birthdays and the Christmas periods. My mother made an effort to make them memorable for the family in her own way with the little that she had. It was fun growing up with my family even though we struggled as well. I also remember there were times we had to go hungry. However, I thank God for where I am now.

What were your childhood ambitions?

Growing up as a child, I wanted to get married early so that I could help my mother. I also fancied being an actress even though it seemed way out of my reach. Several times, I would imagine myself on TV screens.

On the morning of the day you photobombed Tinie Tempah’s photo shoot, what were your original plans for that day?

My plan, as usual for the day, was to go out and sell all my bread and probably restock to sell some more.

Can you take us through what actually happened from the moment you walked into the photo session to the point where the picture became popular?

I was going about my business selling bread when I walked past the photo shoot and went my way; I didn’t regard it as anything extraordinary. Days later, as I was hawking on the street, I heard someone call out omo oni buredi (bread seller). I turned around quickly, hoping it was a customer who wanted to buy bread. The man who called me then told me that a woman had been looking for me and he directed me to TY Bello’s office. As I approached the office, millions of thoughts rushed through my mind because I wasn’t sure why a woman I didn’t know could be looking for me. A part of me was scared and another part of me hoped she would buy all my bread. I got to her office and she was so excited to see me. She told me she had been searching for me even as she gave me food and told me to feel at home. She spoke with me in my mother tongue and that put me at ease. She asked if I didn’t mind if she took pictures of me. I didn’t know why she wanted a picture of me but I told her she could. She then said I should discuss with my husband that she would like to help me build a career as a model. My husband was sceptical at first as he was concerned about my safety but he later gave his consent. She had my shoot for ThisDay Style magazine and that was how the journey began.

What talents and skills do you have?

I’m very good at acting and modelling is now part of me as well.

If you are to establish a company, what kind of business will you like to invest in?

Truthfully, I think I’ll go into confectioneries.

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  1. LOVELY!

    April 23, 2017 at 5:17 pm

    My fingers literally froze on the mouse when I saw this picture. Whoever dressed you and made you up did such a good job. You are…loveliness.

  2. ibi

    April 23, 2017 at 6:14 pm

    Did Olajumoke actually say the word fancied you guys are making her sound boujee

    • Stephanie

      April 24, 2017 at 9:05 am

      Exactly what I thought…. Fancied?? What is that in Yoruba?

  3. survivor

    April 23, 2017 at 7:12 pm

    “Faced” mayb she’s got a private tutor.poverty na bastard.

  4. Sunshiney

    April 23, 2017 at 7:44 pm

    Every young person nowadays wants to be an actor, model or singer… I really don’t get it

    • Lee

      April 24, 2017 at 9:43 am

      I too don’t get.

    • keke driver

      April 24, 2017 at 9:55 am

      It pays better than most of our 9-5 boring jobs….kapish??

  5. Vee

    April 23, 2017 at 8:37 pm

    Well….she looks good

  6. benosky

    April 24, 2017 at 8:52 am

    Anytime I sees this lady I give God the glory for what He has done for her and also my believe in God that He, can do anything at his own time

  7. kay

    April 24, 2017 at 11:01 am

    I was all smiles reading this and picturing her smiling answering the questions. Go on and be an actor and more dear!

  8. EbonyFre

    April 24, 2017 at 11:36 am

    Did she say fancied o they translated what she said in Yoruba to English?

    • EbonyFre

      April 24, 2017 at 11:36 am

      Did she say fancied or they translated what she said in Yoruba to English?

  9. Itsjusme

    April 24, 2017 at 12:41 pm

    Life is funny…something’s we hope for we think it’s the biggest thing God can do at that moment in time. Jumoke hoped that the lady searching for her would buy all of her stock but the blessing was much bigger than that.

  10. abby

    April 25, 2017 at 1:26 pm

    LOL!!! u people have issues!!! whether fancied abi no fancy u sha get her drift…u pple ehn

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