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Saturday, February 13, 2016

Ayo Shonaiya writes on 'The Olajumoke Fairytale'

The TV Producer, lawyer and music talent agent shared his opinion on his Facebook page. Read below and tell us what you think...
At the risk of sounding like a hater, I am genuinely nervous as I read and watch this amazing story of a bread seller, who unknowingly strolls into a Tinie Tempah photoshoot, caught the eye of photographer TY Bello, and almost overnight becomes a global talking point. I must say also, that I absolutely love it. This type of story gladdens everyone's heart and serves as inspiration to millions of people that despite your current situation, your good fortune is just round the corner and never lose hope in life.


But, I can't help but look beyond the fairytale and feel a sense of apprehension at the same time. In my line of work, my job is to look where no one else is looking when it comes to negotiating contracts, maximising earning potential for talent, and pretty much protect such talent, and I pray to God there's someone doing that for this girl. I have discovered and developed raw talent in my time, some from unknown status to superstardom. I have met others half way in their progression and developed together, but one thing I've never done is base anything on sentiment or "eeeyah", or "Na only Baba God o..." etc, I am sometimes the one to bring up the unpleasant reality, the reality no one understands until years later. But I always feel it's best to understand the whole picture and be prepared for whatever happens next.

When I saw that this Olajumoke girl couldn't even speak or read English, my first concern was she's going to be bewildered by a lot of things, especially in the fashion and modelling world in Nigeria. Then the sudden fame and spotlight, which often times can confuse 'experienced' talent. There's also the clamour for her time, makeovers, interviews, and of course the good stuff, endorsements, jobs, goodwill offers and donations (I hear she has 2 kids already).

I've seen her take pictures, holding up a Contract (which I hope has been explained to her well as she can't read it), then the makeovers with heavy make up and lipstick (she looks nothing like the sweet girl we all fell in love with). Forgive me I'm not a designer o, seeing her dressed in some shine shine outfits, I start to wonder, firstly I hope she's getting paid well at least, and secondly, most people are only absorbing her story, as most of us don't really know much about characteristics that suggest a great modelling career.

I really do hope and pray that, whatever happens to Olajumoke from now on, she is well protected. The fashion and modelling industry (in Nigeria or anywhere in the world) can be the worst place you wanna be when "they" decide you're no longer happening or trending, or worse, not useful anymore. You wanna bet that some other models are already beefing her already? And another thing, when the same people who are "tapping into her anointing" now, start to write really disgusting and hurtful comments about her (anonymously of course) on blogs because her own is now getting too much, I hope she has a strong support system in the people that really love and care for her. But for now, Olajumoke ride on and God bless you.

Anyway, that's my own. Me too I need to go and sell my proverbial bread in the market.

135 comments:

Davido's driver said...

They should write on my too. I am about to win 2M

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Agudiegwu jude said...

I'm tired of that story o o o o....Yoruba ppl no go let us hear word

Anonymous said...

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Olaaliu said...

Pls there should leave her alone... Everybody now wants to write

Muna said...

I quite agree.... Take ur eyes off sentiment. This is reality.

ONYX linda ikeji first son GODWIN said...

My own is they actually make her earn alot of money n be a good model, either fashion or photography,cos it will b evil if after all d over hype she's dumped n goes back to selling bread

anita gold said...

Hmmmm!

"Nothing goes for nothing"

anita gold said...

Hmmmm!

"Nothing goes for nothing"

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Hmmmm! well she will succeed

Hadiza Ibrahim said...

Well said.

iamkyno743@gmail.com (what is Linda Ikeji's native name)? said...

I totally agree with this writer

Adenike Bamigboye said...

True words

SongsOfSUSSAN said...

Hahahaha, not a bad advice, but I believe she will scale through the odds.

winnie kems said...

Guy Shutup! Check the background of some international models,most of them couldn't speak english initially,expecially the French and the German ones....what makes them any different from OlaJumoke? because her own language is Yoruba? Oshi!

Nyinyez said...

U knw,for a moment I pondered how her illiteracy may affect her,if she even undrstood Hw famous she has become..I also thought abt what happens when she's no more this popular again, or if she mayb bcoms preggy n they no longer need her, jst pray she's not taken advantage of. Jst pray she copes n finds her ground even Aftr all this fades off.

GRACE CHISOM said...

Everything he has said it's true I think d basic thing is 4 ha to be educated so she can understand everything dats happening around ha

Ajepe Oluwasola said...

Exactly my thought....I discussed these things she mentioned with my friends...I hope they will protect her...so that they won't take advantage of her...God bless her make a way

BeBe Carter said...

Ok,noted

fabian eze said...

God knows everything about our lives so let him finish the work he has started in the life of olajumoke.



#XENO-FABIAN

fresh presh said...

freshpresh says, this babe is really lucky...her God is alive

freeborn zinalima said...

Who write this meaningless nonsense.
Yoruba bitches always full of jealous my dear go and sell ur own brain this one na agberos go rape blood out of ur eyes bitch.




















#sad indeed

Joyous babe,Linda ikeji first cousin said...

OK.

Joyous babe,Linda ikeji first cousin said...

OK.

Ivy Godspower said...

When God decide to pick ur call ur story will sound like magic




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OMIDAN ABBY said...

Ayo Shonaiya, jealousy bigot!
It's obvious enough he's jealous even as u trying to thread with caution lik it's all love..
If u don't have anything to contribute to that young girl's life, then simply STFU!!!
Haters everywhere gosh!!!

Anonymous said...

This piece on this same girl Olajumoke will get you thinking.

Anonymous said...

But it was not only Olajumoke that waka pass on that day. There was an okada man who was also starring into TY Bello's camera at the time. But no one even noticed him. I want the okada man to know that he can be a celebrity too. All he has to do is to come out and identify himself, some of us are ready to celebrate him too. That photoshoot no be rapture.

NAFISAT ABDULWAHAB said...

I c ur point bro. With God by her side, she wld overcome any obstacle!

chioma ella said...

Pls let's hear word.who God Don bless no man can curse

Ogechi Onyebuobi said...

True talk Ayo, u're in the spirit.. I am also a struggling model praying to succeed, I hope i meet my tybello soon.. Peace

Anonymous said...

Well said Ogbeni Shonaiya. A lot of sentiments is presently involved but someone has to keep an eye on the on the unexpected and on the next step when the fairy tale meets reality. TY Bello who brought the lady into limelight should try and keep looking out for her.

Ogechi Onyebuobi said...

True talk Ayo, u're in the spirit.. I am also a struggling model praying to succeed, I hope i meet my tybello soon.. Peace @skimpymama on IG

Anonymous said...

You said it all dear. Like my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ always says "He who has ears, let him hear".

YOUNGBUHARI said...

Run along Ayo

Funmi Ambode said...

She is blessed

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Akolade Ashola said...

These 9ja people sha. Haba! Anyway he doesn't have to risk of sounding like a hater because that's exactly what it sounds like. I can't even get the exact point he's driving at anyway! You think it would have been better for her selling bread than bringing her to the spotlight because of the unknown future risk in modelling? C'mon bro!

Anonymous said...

hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm .

tosisochukwu said...

E neva do? Every body wan write about her, not jealous thou

























































































































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Ndubisi Tochukwu said...

Lol..good write up. That's his own side of his feelings which we re all entitled to.

#LibBadBoy

Ngozi Ebere said...

God will see her through

TEEMAHDEE said...

Finally someone has addressed this issue. Does she really want to be a model? Or would she have preferred if all these support were given to her in a different way

I-man.com said...

Opinion noted







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Garrett Coates said...

Leave her to be where she wanna be,Na God win this one for am,so definately let her be jare,anyhow she finds it,she is already famous bruh,let it just be like dat,keep your own to yourself!

Oluwasegun Akinbamowo said...

You're taking paracetamol for another person's headache.

Anonymous said...

True talk I like the reality in thus write up

chinwe assumpta said...

True talk

Rex said...

Ayo is saying the truth, I hope the person that helped
bring her to limelight should really try to fix the loose end
for her. Even the well known professionals do have problems as
enumerated by Ayo. And I sincerely pray she heeds advice

Nnenne George said...

Wharrefa! Next!!!

ed DREAMZ said...

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Babe is so blessed already though no doubt...
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olubukola luro said...

My thoughts

After allthe "awwwwwns" "ehya"
What next????

Christabel Eric Nkiru said...

ANTY Linda stop using this her pic,she looks old in that picture.. haters oya

christiana christiana said...

Hahaha....
But lets reason dis oooo...dis write up make brain




#spritual

Anonymous said...

All these plastic look.madam,if you want to last stick to what made you blow..you don't need the make over

Mio Mbaekwe said...

Let her blessing be a permanent one. Aunty Linda pls accept my request



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Double 04 said...

This is my thoughts exactly. Does she really have what it takes to be a model? Does. She even want to be a model? They shouldn't just force her into leaving a fake life Cuz she won't have anybody to cry with her behind the walls. I wish her well tho

Highdee bebe said...

It is well...

Lanre Fagbemi said...

Whatever the outcome,she will be better place than where she is coming from... In addition I doubt if TV Bello will exploit a woman she brought to limelight

Anonymous said...

Truthfully Deep! Nice write up. TyBello...take note.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your write up!I have also thought of the impact of immediate stardom on her marital and close family relationships!I pray she has the emotional strength and wisdom to pull her through the changes that will occur in her life in the nearest future.if not,then she may loose focus of what is really most important in life.

Chioma Azuwike said...

That Olajumoke's mistaken appearance in that pic is a stage managed stuff. no one is a kid here. But good luck babe

Afolabi Eradajaye said...

True! I hope they won't take advantage of her knowing fully well she's not educated at all

Anonymous said...

Thank you! It's all too much and too sudden. Nigerians like jumping on the band wagon. The play whatevér it is until its wornout! just like vocal slender and others I hope a few months/years from now we don't forget olajumke and move to something else.

Okaforna said...

Well said. Good luck to her but I don't think she's prepared for a modelling career. Let's be honest and realistic, she may not go far.

RareSpecie Z said...

Dope.
Some Gospel TRUTH.
Dude Shonaiya has said it all.

Anonymous said...

I agree with you totally... I see some pix and I am like what is this?
I share some sentiments and concerns regarding the support system. The industry she has delved into is known for using and dumping people.
In fact, great writeup.

Anonymous said...

I agree with you totally... I see some pix and I am like what is this?
I share some sentiments and concerns regarding the support system. The industry she has delved into is known for using and dumping people.
In fact, great writeup.

VIBEbrown consulting said...

Ayo go and sleep, God is at work, In the next two years u will be amazed wen she speaks.

Anonymous said...

Rather than hope... Shey you are a lawyer, why can't you offer to help.. That write this stupid article about the fear we have for Olajumoke... Hiss #onirann

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Lol @proverbial bread


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ajenavi mark said...

You better go and sell your own bread and remember to add akara.

LAURAAUJ KAHI said...

nice one.

Precious Agomoh said...

You are on point Ayo. A word they say is enough for the wise.

Charles Okafor said...

Hmmm.. Cud dia be truth in dis...












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chinonso iheanacho said...

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ADAIDE *wink* said...

Shonnaiya made some very strong poit here and i totally agree. I think a private teacher shld also be employed 2 do the needful. Ah, nd pls they shldn't 4get to wash off dis horrible make-up on her face...

Konisewu linda#Oshamooo said...

My thought exactly I just hope everything goes well as planned for her but I strongly believe what Go's started in your life olajumoke he will surely finish it and shut your enemies mouth forever . Good luck in your endeavours and God bless.# Konisewu

Ogbukwa Blessing said...

True talk haters should go and hung themselves. This is your time to shine I wish you more blessings and success

viewer said...

Wow....someone finally said my mind.... I was also wondering that how could her pix as a bread seller be more real and better than that of the famous model... does that mean the makeup artist dint know wat to do with her face... and secondly, hw will she cope in a world she barely fit in.... well, lets see how the whole matter will eventually turn to???

Anonymous said...

Africans are so stupid..not being able to read and write English is not a big deal..Read she can read and write yoruba. At least she can read and write something..Being educated is not being able to read and write in English. People get contracts in non English speaking countries..yet they seal through..Education is not speaking English. .Those big German doctors out there didn't study in English. ..Educate yourself in whatever language u are comfortable on. .of possible

Anonymous said...

So she should be doing only "bread carrying shoots"..and Village shoots??...She can speak and write yoruba..that's something...English is not the best thing that happened to man kind---mtcheew

Anonymous said...

She looks prettier selling bread than what they have turned her into.

Bae Bae said...

I feel your opinion..as I know someone who was discovered and dumbed within the year of her being discovered...

Pretty face said...

I wonder how many people will take up bread selling just to walk into fame

Jamila Shaibu said...

You have a point!!?

Anonymous said...

You are absolutely right, you don't sound like a hater but a reasonable person. Anything that has to do with contract is usually written in fine print. And within those prints contains clause that could ruin the talent and protects the industry. It's sad. However, if God is for this lady, no one be against her.

Figure Eight said...

Ur sick cause dere is really nothing worthy of mentioning dat u ve said here....God almighty puts everything in place for his purpose.

Mention any career dat does not ve envy, competition, or downtime.

Anonymous said...

stop hating and celebrate a global success.At every level in life ,there are the pros and cons and besides she is not the only overnight success to ever happen.Oluchi Onwegba is an example of such success

wiffy said...

Hmmmmm

Miriam Aguzie said...

Lol @ d last line of the story#Lindangwanu#

Anonymous said...

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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mistress no.1 said...

Nawa o is it just me or are olajumokes face transformers aka makeup artistes haters as well or the babe just wowo?whicch one abeg?#drinkshotakamu

Adaobilinda her sexcellency said...

I think he has a point

Anonymous said...

She needs help badly! Unfortunately her husband is as unexposed as she is. Lord, please guide and protect them both! I rejoice with her but truly scared like the writer about the possible impact of social media on their lives.

Charles EKWUEDO said...

Spot-on write ups chief....you're on point. We only see what we want when its fresh and new. What happens when the ovation is all gone? I hope she gets the hang-on and knows how to protect her so called career. Like the saying goes....when it starts new its always sweet...later on the breaking of the dawn comes in......."drinking pulpy and Lays chips"

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry but since she can't read or write then it's perfect. ..she won't be able to read the 'bad' things written about her on blogs. Pls let the blessings be and stop wondering sir. Thank you.

Olusweets said...

I agree with Mr Ayo.My major concern was actually the fact that Olajumoke is not too educated, will she be treated fairly?Nothing how things are in Nigeria.

My wish for her is to get an international deal whereby she can relocate together with her husand and children, further her education.It won't be easy in Nigeria to attain a high state of success esp in the modelling world without an education. #SohelpherGod

uche ekwulugo said...

Tru talk



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Anonymous said...

Like I said earlier on there is sometin not jst ryt abt dis Olajumoke ish. TY Bello jst hlp dis girl sell market d girl even fit b her cousin sef. She come use sense bring d girl into limelight. As a photographer r u not suppose to b keen abt ur environmnt b4 snapping? The posture of dat girl didn't look like one whom jst bumped into d photograph she was put there for Christsake.

Anonymous said...

People are raising real concerns about the girl. The fashion industry is brutal. They will use you and dump you. She has to strike while the iron is hot. Buy land and house with all the endorsement that will come. I know multinationals will try to cash in on the story. I beg TY Bello in the name of God not to abandon this child. I have already seen people hating her. They were ok till they heard she was on CNN and Huffington post. God bless her hustle- Newyorker ( Linda let's get married )

Anonymous said...

People are raising real concerns about the girl. The fashion industry is brutal. They will use you and dump you. She has to strike while the iron is hot. Buy land and house with all the endorsement that will come. I know multinationals will try to cash in on the story. I beg TY Bello in the name of God not to abandon this child. I have already seen people hating her. They were ok till they heard she was on CNN and Huffington post. God bless her hustle- Newyorker ( Linda let's get married )

Pearlie said...

Uhmmm...she really has a point. Anyways like they say when she gets to that bridge, she will cross it. I believe that there is no going back for her

Cornelius Chukwu said...

Good one

Ayo-Akin said...

Okay, now its becoming serious....

Anonymous said...

Empower her and let her be to take care of her kids. TY Belo is God fearing but even pastors surprises us this days. God help the lady

samson adele said...

True Talk!

luscious ebi said...

You're a kid obviously

Anonymous said...

God will jump protocols for her sake,the God that brought her dis far,isnt done with her,he knows wat he is doin,even with ur so called educations nko?how market for u,bye for now

Anonymous said...

God will jump protocols for her sake,the God that brought her dis far,isnt done with her,he knows wat he is doin,even with ur so called educations nko?how market for u,bye for now

Anonymous said...

Crazy stuff.. Big Ladies dances Naked in Public Eye all in the name of tradition and festive (please be 18+)

Davelongz said...

Exactly, you didn't get the exact point so go and read again, he's trying to safe guide her.

Davelongz said...

Nice piece, true talk, she needs to be safe guided otherwise those guys will just make millions off her and dump her like some of record labels do.

Anonymous said...

Ayo Sonaiya..you are a beefing bigot. Just get lost. Olajumoke is all over the world now. Who knows you and your negativity? The good Lord that restored her will preserve her. Your opinion is for your self. Whom God has blessed,no one can cause.

Ak100 says so

Anonymous said...

Can her husband handle her new found fame?

Anonymous said...

Can her husband handle her new found fame?

DashenDuch said...

very true talk

Anonymous said...

I became worried when I saw a picture with that Azuka lady and she was named as her manager. I thought TY Bello will be her manager, may God continue to guide her steps.

Vivian Reginalds said...

Hmmmmm they must talk...
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Nyinyez said...

You always sound manic! R u ok?

Allyk said...

Very true bro!
I hope Olajumoke is really prepared for the hurdles ahead.
It is going to be fine with God.
Personally, I didn't like the heavy make up.
Less is more!

Anonymous said...

I have looked at the picture so many times and for some reason I think her being there was staged. The well permed hair, the chain. I mean I see bread sellers everyday and excuse me but they don't look that well polished. Also photo shoots in Nigeria with a celeb don't let people get that close!!! Even if they do the average joe does not want to be captured so you move away. I think this is a publicity stunt. My opinion!!!!?

Ifechukwu Chioke said...

Seen. More Instagram followers for you

Anonymous said...

Read,comprehend and make sure u understand before u write comments.its obvious u did not read dis and also u are sooo foul mouthed..

Hawtspot said...

Ayo Shonaiya (sorry if I didn't get the name right), you are not the only one with such thought. I have asked myself so many times how protected is this lady especially in a society where we are quick to celebrate (even when we don't know the reason for the celebration) and dump as if the person never existed. Am happy for OLajumoke but feel very uncomfortable about the manner in which her success is being managed. And come to think of it, the makeup NAWA o! These her mentors are not leaving her to TIME and CHANCE that found her, but want her to become grown over night. I think our darling model should be allowed to evolve naturally (there is something about that bread seller portrait...that is the real Olajumoke) lets not push her too hard and dump her, she could be another Iman. In our pursuit towards excellence, SUSTAINABILITY is key.

Anonymous said...

So some1 can still be ds stupid! Chai. Ur case is pathetic looseborn

Anonymous said...

Another idiot. U r trying too hard. As fake as u'v suggested in ur name

Anonymous said...

Another idiot. U r trying too hard. As fake as u'v suggested in ur name

Oluwa Bukola said...

That's d simple truth, to imagine I used to have same 'apprehension' anytime I think about Olajumoke,,,,. I even wished there 's a way I can help her.






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Nice one

Chicago princess said...

I fucking hate you for this..

Ifeanyi Njoku said...

I LIKE THIS LINE OF THOUGHT..."
When I saw that this Olajumoke girl couldn't even speak or read English, my first concern was she's going to be bewildered by a lot of things, especially in the fashion and modelling world in Nigeria." from ifeanyicy.com

November8 said...

Hello Linda, a lot of times i read posts and do not comment, not cos there is nothing to say but cos i read everyone's comment and marvel at d wisdom displayed or the lack of it thereof. Even now, i have read alot. Some have called Ayo jealous, others, some funny names but Ayo has made some valid point.

The first time i read about Olajumoke's contract signing, first thing that came to my mind was, who is explaining d details to her.Is she being protected and how will all this affect her children. Is any one helping her to plan? What happens after the fame, who is advising her? Does she have plans to put some things into investment, like open a supermarket or whatever she desires to do, cos the fame does not last.

Then I asked myself, T.Y, u discovered her, what are u doing to protect her.
This is not about jealousy, this is about life. She should be aware, she should be protected.

Ade Olasengbe said...

She should use her opportunity wisely & also stand by her husband.