Sunday, February 21, 2016

Olajumoke Orisaguna: The Nigerian Cinderella By Reuben Abati

About three weeks ago, 27-year old Olajumoke Orisaguna was a complete unknown on the streets of Lagos, hawking bread.  A loaf of bread is about N100, and even with a full tray such as she carried in her first public embrace of fame, her whole ware for a day may not be more than N3,000, with daily profit between N300-N700.

She had trained as a hair stylist, got married but had to leave her husband and a daughter back home in Ire, Osun state, to “hustle” as it were in Lagos. The life of a bread seller in Lagos is easily imaginable: exposure to the elements, to sundry abuse, including the possibility of being raped by unruly artisans and bachelors, who will offer to buy bread and something else along with it, if the hawker is willing. This was Olajumoke Orisaguna’s reality until she ran into TY Bello and Tinie Tempah and her life changed. Today, she has been enrolled as a model. Her story has appeared in all newspapers, on CNN, Huffington Post, and virtually everywhere online.
 
Two companies: StanbicIBTC and PayPorte have made her their brand ambassador. The former even awarded her two daughters scholarships up to university level. Her face has appeared on the cover of magazines. She is now a student at Poise Finishing School, an intern with two beauty salons, and a motivational speaker, even if she reportedly can’t speak English. When she went to the office of the National Identity Management Commission to get an identity card, NIMC also cashed in on her new found fame to use her to promote the agency: “Olajumoke knows she needs to NIMC. She walked into a NIMC centre yesterday unsolicited. Olajumoke is smart. Be like her.”  This must be the most saccharine endorsement of Olajumoke so far.
 
To crown it all, a construction company has given her a luxury apartment in Lagos. From hawking bread in Agege, she is now within weeks, the darling of corporate Nigeria, the poster girl for corporate social responsibility, a landlady, and a role model. She had probably never seen the inside of an aircraft, but a few days ago, she was on a flight to Abuja to give a speech!
 
Mrs Orisaguna is Nigeria’s Cinderella. Hers is a sudden, unplanned, unexpected, unprepared for grass to grace, rags to riches story, a kind of I–just-dey-waka-my-own-jeje-luck-come-jam-me-tale. It doesn’t happen everyday.  It is the kind of accident that many Nigerians seek: accidental fame and fortune. It is perhaps the magical, miraculous, I-don’t believe-it-but-it-is-true quality of this story that has captured the public imagination.
 
Olajumoke was hawking her bread innocently in Sabo, when she stumbled upon a photo session by that gifted mother of twins, artist and photographer, TY Bello, working on a series of shots for the international hip hop star, Tinie Tempah. We have been told that Olajumoke Orisaguna “photobombed” herself into the activity. I guess she just happened to walk by trying to sell bread, and TY Bello who is a spirit in action when she is at work, had a brain wave and took her picture.  Enormously creative, T Y Bello thinks on her feet. When she has that her big camera in her hands, she is an agile, inventive artist.
 
Her camera is a weapon for interpreting space and reality, and for discovering new meanings. It must have occurred to her that asking the international musician to pose with a bread seller would give the picture a much deeper meaning, inherent in the open contrasts and auto-suggestions.  It is that split second decision that has turned Jumoke Orisaguna into a superstar. The shot was brilliant, the result was impressive with people asking: “Who is that girl? She will make a good model.” TY Bello took on the challenge, and became Olajumoke Orisaguna’s promoter, mentor, adviser, godmother, and supporter, taking her to new heights within three weeks. Nobody is talking about Tempah, the main subject of the photo shoot; the focus is on the wanderer who walked onto the set, the bread seller who has taken the bread of the show, the waka-pass who became the star. I understand Tempah is quite happy; don’t be surprised then if he composes a special song soon, titled “The Bread Seller!” or “Photobombed” or simply “Olajumoke.”
 
The Olajumoke Orisaguna story is a perfect demonstration of the witchcraft quality of  photography and that single shot that has changed a life may well be one of TY Bello’s most remarkable efforts in her chosen genre.  But I find around Olajumoke’s sudden transformation from person to brand, too much capitalist hypocrisy and opportunism. The brand is selling like hot cake, but the person needs protection. I feel for her. I fear for her. There is a sense in which she is a potential victim.  The brand experts now taking her from place to place probably would not have even patronized her. They don’t eat the kind of bread that she sold.
 
Many of them don’t even know what part of Lagos is called Sabo. They don’t buy their bread from hawkers; they would rather go to supermarkets or confectionery stores. Before luck smiled on this young lady, many of those now posing for photos with her would never have noticed her presence. There are definitely many of her type, still hawking bread, or some other items, some even sitting in front of the bank, with a baby strapped to the back, but they may never be noticed or helped. The same companies that are using Olajumoke to talk about corporate social responsibility, are actually joking, they know that this is not CSR; it is brand exploitation!  
 
And it may not last. There is nothing in Olajumoke’s background or exposure that has prepared her for the life of glitz being imposed on her.  The skills she has acquired as a bread seller and hair stylist may not carry her far in the cruel world of modeling.  When this blitz is over, she will need to compete for jobs and attention, if she must remain a model. She will have to learn sooner or later, to survive on her own.  She will have to maintain the luxury apartment that she has been given. She has been taught fancy dressing, including the magic of make up and those magical colours that change a dull face into a phallus-teasing one do not come cheap.
 
She is at best an art work that other people have created: she has been made up into a siren, her hitherto dull skin now glows, in one photo, her hair had a queenly allure, they have given her new clothes, jazzing her up, to look feminine and sensual, and they have taught her how to smile in a tempting manner. Wow. That smile! The sorry part of it all is that her narrative is quite innocent and hauntingly brief, as is the case with all overnight sensations. The capitalist hypocrites will soon find something else to excite them, just as the media will find a new story. It probably would have been much better to help Olajumoke Orisaguna set up a small-scale business, to take her off the street-life of hawking, rather than this world of sharks into which she has been thrown. Perhaps the best that has been done for her is sending her on internship at beauty salons. She could at least set up a beauty salon of her own and live happily thereafter.
 
In a normal society, no young woman should be on the streets hawking bread in order to survive. In a normal society, Olajumoke Orisaguna would have been given the opportunity to go to school, and have a proper career. She is being given, all within three weeks, the kind of empowerment that society has denied her and many like her, but how about all the other Olajumokes who may never “photobomb” their way to luck? Her new life is a reminder of what she could have been but which she could not become because of the kind of society in which she has found herself. She should never have had to hawk bread to support her husband and children.
 
Her husband! Yes, Mr. Sunday Orisaguna. I have seen him in the photographs, either carrying their baby, or just putting up appearance. He looks lost, confused, overwhelmed, harassed and uncertain.  He must be wondering what has happened or is happening to the woman he married. There is a clear difference between Olajumoke, the wife and bread seller, and Olajumoke, the model and celebrity. While Olajumoke is beginning to wear designer clothes, her humble husband is still managing his one-day-me-too-go-jam-luck attires. His wife has been sent to finishing school. By the time she finishes, I hope her new persona will not finish her marriage.
 
Olajumoke is now learning to speak English, but her husband is a humble, sliding door installer who probably speaks only Yoruba. In our kind of society, given the social level and cultural background of the parties involved, it won’t be long before the demons will begin to crawl out of the woods, from in-laws who may begin to psycho-analyse Olajumoke, to family members who will scrutinize her every gesture, and friends with whom she hawked bread and has now left behind. 
 
Lack of clarity over role interpretation and the new persona could also confuse the young mother. She needs a different set of skills to manage new relationships, especially the new friends coming her way, including those lecherous uncles who may show up and seek to exploit her innocence. The people turning her into a sex symbol should also tarry a while, and remember that she is a married mother of two. She needs counseling. And her sliding door installer husband, who has featured in her fairytale so far as a hanger-on, no matter what happens, should not be made to slide away. Sunday Orisaguna should also be counseled, given new clothes, taught English and sent to finishing school. He should not be left behind.

136 comments:

Charles Okafor said...

Nice..










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nkem said...

Long live Olajumoke!once there is life there is hope.

Vivian Reginalds said...

Nice write up, Reuben
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anita gold said...

Hmm

Anonymous said...

Nice write up

anita gold said...

Hmm

olumide abiodun said...

And the story continues to live us in awe. Some people believe it was staged.


The Agege Bread Seller Story is Not Entirely Fake

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Anonymous said...

True talk really



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Olumide David said...

I like this part " And her sliding door installer husband, who has featured in her fairytale so far as a hanger-on, no matter what happens, should not be made to slide away" ...its true! they should do smth to help him blend with the new identity too

Izzy Odia said...

Well said.

DJ Cnior said...

when Oluwa is involve

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gentle said...

Am I the only one sick and tired of this story?

CHERYL (aka FROM GLORY to GLORY) said...

OK, couldn't finish it! Too long abeg

Anonymous said...

So true

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Very interesting article

Human rights said...

Best words so far

Human rights said...

Nice words

Afuye kayode said...

Well written

chijioke kingsley said...

I have neva loved ur wirte-up better....dis is exactly wat I was thinking...I fear for her...all those big uncles will wnt to seek her innocence to d detriment of her marriage...she shud be counselled on dat

Peter said...

Brilliant.

Temilola Asonibare said...

Yes! Well said .... But Daddy Abati., You also can help the man. So that Jumoke's can have something to fall back on when she's becomes out of vogue. We know your types always shares opinions they don't act. After all you are also able to help... How many people have we heard jammed Luck by meeting you. Even if the fame will last only for few days, please leave her, allow her to enjoy the fame. Slum is not a nightmare to Olajumoke. Only if you and your colleagues has been doing this great work TY Bello did. Who knows , maybe poverty level would have reduced...I mean when you help someone and someone helps someone, maybe it would have gone a bit far. Thank you for the Analysis. But it's not welcomed. You only aired your own selfish and hate sentiment. Sunday Orisaguna is not too far, you can always send for him. HELP HIM TOO.so that the equilibrium will be balance..only if you had been doing this one person per year since you've been in govt. . THE WICKED ANALYST.

Anonymous said...

Na wa o! The once great and revered Reuben Abati,Chairman editorial board of The Guardian Newspapers has now been relegated to piggy-backing of little Linda Ikeji who would not have been given an opportunity at a job in the newspapers back then,talk less of tie the shoe laces of this media colossus of yester-years. But then again,such is life...there is also an olajumoke type story in the new found linda ikeji-Reuben abati relationship.

Anonymous said...

True talk but quite hilarious.

Bonita Bislam said...

You see some people are like dentists, always probing, always looking for that inflamed tooth until they are able to do oral surgery on it.That's Abati right here.
He's so much trying to shoot holes into an unexpected miracle.If he thinks, her new found fame entails all these companies & firms to groom her into a real model , send her husband to school blablabla then he must be hallucinating & quite deluded.When favour comes, it comes sometimes once.Its left for the one receiving the favour to use "come sense".
With all the money she's been getting from this fame, its her common sense that's supposed to reason all those things out.How many hawkers are on the street right now that haven't been this lucky & probably never would? We live in a world where the Rich would rather give the poor fish than teach em how to catch it.I doubt if its ever gonna suddenly change coz Abati wants it to be so.I'm a believer that the one receiving the fish , should figure it out & learn how to catch it by grooming herself with the proceeds realized from the sales of that very fish.
So Abati, if the people can't do all those things u stated for her, why can't you? I mean u are rich too.Quit the hypocrisy

Jay Duere said...

No be bad talk sha

Anonymous said...

This is the Bitter TRUTH that gives so much headache!!!

Evans Otele said...

Dr Reuben Abati....literature expert!Always been thrilled with his write ups;a master piece!

Anonymous said...

I agree with you sir.100%

Nero Adaka said...

Well said. πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

Lucky Aghom said...

Truly I fear and pray πŸ™ for her.

Maureen Mordi said...

Jumoke na ur tym enjoy oh

chioma jacinta said...

K seen. * it's well*

Anonymous said...

It is not luck IT IS BLESSING.. Blessing is from the LORD . And Who God has blessed no man can curse ! GOD TAKES YOU TO YOUR LAND OF INHERITANCE AND WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU .. She will continue to prosper and be blessed . Nothing like struggling for modeling jobs or maintaining luxuries house . She will continue to soar higher because this is a door the LORD HAS OPENED AND NO BODY NO DEMON CAN CLOSE . This reauben should stop yarning dust

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Anonymous said...

But I would rather her being rich that being extremely poor and married ..because no matter what crying in range rover is way better than crying in an okada

Eric Nesty aka LIB'S FINEST said...

Okay. ......


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Fola said...

True talk as a man he shouldn't be left behind cus jumoke she's taking over lol. Something need to be done concerning her husband

prosper said...

Thought provoking article and timely treatise from the master of prose himself, oga, Reuben. This Godly And Timeless advice should be heeded by all concerned. A word they say is enough for the wise and even the 'foolish'

Adenike Bamigboye said...

True talk oo,the husband most not be left behind oo,if not hmmmmm

Solomon Chukwuka said...

Wow....can't read alll

AHMED ADEWUNMI said...

Directly from the brain of a PhD holder....not an accidental politician

Ndubisi Tochukwu said...

Thank u sir for u have spoken the mind of the gods. Well said

#LibBadBoy

Chuma Anumiri said...

Everytime I read Mr. Aabti's article I feel my hairs stand at their tips. Wise words indeed directed at those good sameritans in sheep clothings waiting only for a chance to cut and slice a chunk of bread from the business venture they are turning the naΓ―ve into.

Anonymous said...

This a straight to the point analysis by Dr. Abati. Thanks for presenting the realities of what Jumoke might encounter as a typical Africa woman. May God save the girl from exploitations.

Anonymous said...

Abati has said it all instead of all this Media hip
...Onah

Anonymous said...

I fear for her marriage too, d husband cannot manage her transformation

Lady P said...

Nice write up

uche ekwulugo said...

Making sense abati



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OLUWAFEMI MABOGUNJE said...

that is my area sabo yaba not too far from E-center and TY bello lives around sabo i even know her house but i wont mention .








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Olumide David said...

@ gentle - you are on your own. we aint sick of success story.

Esther Offomah said...

For the first time I TOTALLY, agree with Reuben Abati, good advice. However, let us be the change we want to see, y dont u Mr Reuben Abatitake up his case rather than just writing about it.

Esther Offomah said...

Ok

KATETWOTWENTYTWO said...

Totally agree. But Abati, why did you fail to help Nigeria when you had the opportunity under GEJ?

Prince said...

So you wrote this epistle to make that point?
this is the height of joblessness Mr. Abati. If you're so concerned about Mr. orisaguna's state of being why not take the initiative and do something for him? Be his own TY Bello too. Its a human being like you that changed Jumoke's story. Make yourself relevant for once in your epistle-writing life.

Fidel Etareh said...

Why can't we see the truth in this write up and stop condemnin the writer.
You may say he should help the husband.

Well I believe he has helped him even more with us article.

He has said the truth here

He has praised the help Olajumoke is having and also stated the dangers which are very real.

I believe with this write up, the dangers will now be averted.

Help isn't always by giving money u know.

Sometimes writing and talking about danger brings solutions.

Now more help will b given to Olajumoke and hubby

Well done Mr. ABATI

merit edeki said...

Na her luck

Fidel Etareh said...

Why can't we see the truth in this write up and stop condemnin the writer.
You may say he should help the husband.

Well I believe he has helped him even more with us article.

He has said the truth here

He has praised the help Olajumoke is having and also stated the dangers which are very real.

I believe with this write up, the dangers will now be averted.

Help isn't always by giving money u know.

Sometimes writing and talking about danger brings solutions.

Now more help will b given to Olajumoke and hubby

Well done Mr. ABATI

God is love said...

Well said!

Anonymous said...

phallus-teasing ????????????????seriously???????????

Bunmi JESUS said...

Epic writeup!!

Anonymous said...

Wake me up when the movie is over

Adaobilinda her sexcellency said...

Ruben Abati u can also support her husband.. not only writing u can contribute to their life n God will reward you. Congratulations Olajumoke

edo juju said...


"She has been taught fancy dressing, including the magic of make up and those magical colours that change a dull face into a phallus-teasing one do not come cheap".


Oga Ruby, phallus teasing?

LOLZ




Reuben Abati, and Fani, or Olu-Kayode, are my favourite Nigerian writers.

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Olaitan Kamaldeen said...

Reuben Abati has said it all, Olajumoke Orisaguna should be empowered rather than being led into living a life of shark.

shittex said...

Nice write up but Mr Abati, U could also do something about the husbands situation coz ur not living bad urself and ur capable. So, practice wat u preach.

Anonymous said...

I doubt this woman's story is the first of such. Wasn't Mercy Johnson a house girl at one point? I like that the bread seller is getting her shine, but why act like she is the only one who has ever been in the right place at the right time.

Ama said...

God bless you Sir, my points and thoughts exactly. I am so sick and tired of all the fake buzz. Linda too won't give these girl's case a rest, it's always on her blog. Let's all just calm down for a second and really help this girl.

Juliet Iwuno said...

Na Godwin o! Linda take note!

Charles EKWUEDO said...

Yes! And I think you have to be a very dull person not to find this article interesting and captivating. From the beginning you'd want to read more. Even at the end, I was still looking forward to more. Get your reading habit up......"drinking pulpy and Lays chips"

Charles EKWUEDO said...

Yes! And I think you have to be a very dull person not to find this article interesting and captivating. From the beginning you'd want to read more. Even at the end, I was still looking forward to more. Get your reading habit up......"drinking pulpy and Lays chips"

Charles EKWUEDO said...

As much as I agree with Ruben, I think its his duty to send for her husband and help me as well. Do something to change and influence a life positively rather than analyse their short-comings. You have the capacity to help him, so take a step........."drinking pulpy and Lays chips"

omoh samuel said...

Nice piece

Pretty face said...

Beautiful

Anonymous said...

Yes,you are.

sunny amuziam said...

what a life turn by turn

micheal effiom said...

Nice one I dey strip for d babe

Anonymous said...

Nice
Check out what this old man did to this baby

yabsy said...

Olajumoke, just take one day at a time. Go with the flow. Whoever us afraid should relax. She did not ask to be a celebrity. God that made her one will take control of her tomorrow.

Afterall, nobody knows what tomorrow may bring. We only know of now.

Isoken E said...

Am not bothered of what is a gonna become of her...I see her signing more deals because it was all God and the same God that started it knows how to make it all perfect nd end well so...I want her to enjoy her new life because it happens just once....don't forget to Dial *737#

Anonymous said...

Well said oga Abati, you are not serious, GODS tied ur hand from helping the husband, i wonder why people wit education are d one spoiling the dis country, i had to waste my time reading such long epistle jst in d name of help jumoke husband. Oga Reuben Abati pls help Jumoke husband, u should be ashamed , small pinkin like sijumoto dat never reap frm national cake dey help and not writing long story like urs and as old as you are u cant learn from that. if u no fit help pls dont burden us wit story

Oluwaseun Osikoya said...

Bonita, u read my mind. This write up is just rubbish. And to his point exactly??? I really never got it. Abati, someone brushed up the woman. You can as well brush up the man. Pshewww. For your information, TY is not stupid, a happily married african woman who knows and appreciates the role of a man in a home. Are you aware that she called and got permission from Mr. Orisaguna before she started ANYTHING on his dear wife?? I'm not sure you are aware some pple who have realised this gap have not just written the kind of trash you have written but have taken steps to brush him up. U are still wallowing in ur stolen funds and d spirit of GEJ living in you.as Olumide said, we ain't sick of God's awesome work in Olajumoke's life.

Oluwaseun Osikoya said...

Bonita, u read my mind. This write up is just rubbish. And to his point exactly??? I really never got it. Abati, someone brushed up the woman. You can as well brush up the man. Pshewww. For your information, TY is not stupid, a happily married african woman who knows and appreciates the role of a man in a home. Are you aware that she called and got permission from Mr. Orisaguna before she started ANYTHING on his dear wife?? I'm not sure you are aware some pple who have realised this gap have not just written the kind of trash you have written but have taken steps to brush him up. U are still wallowing in ur stolen funds and d spirit of GEJ living in you.as Olumide said, we ain't sick of God's awesome work in Olajumoke's life.

charles obaze said...

True

Anonymous said...

Thank you Mr. Reuben for bringing out the worrying aspect of this event. I have worried about the sustainability of Olajumoke's blessing and the impact it may have her marriage. She truly will need counseling to manage her success. In my opinion, she doesn't need a luxury apartment, just a regular house and she needs to ensure that whatever opportunities she is getting in the area of education should be extended to her husband as well otherwise, not too long from now, he may no longer be good enough for her. She is, after all, human.

ebere gold said...

I can read this man's write up over and over,cos am a lover of literate. I Love the way he present everything sequentially. Anyway Olajumoke take note. Cos this is very true. #in love with LIB.

Anonymous said...

We see the ex-media person to GEJ...........you are now writing because your government tenure has passed

Anonymous said...

You are not tired but rather a bad belle you had.
If u tired,you wohldnt have come out from the wood to comment on it.
So u be bad belle and is allow.

ossyd2 osamede said...

Nice write up Abati,thanks Linda for creating this kind of platform for people to be interacting,with one another

Stella Chukwu said...

Hmmm, God is a faithful God, this shows truerly he has plans for each of everyone in this life

Ifechukwu Chioke said...

Long and boring. All ye celebrities writing stuff about this girl, you see people erking out a living on the streets, why won't you randomly pick one and change the persons' live. TY Bello discovered this girl. You all can discover thousands. Stop writing speeches for us. Go and discover another Olajumoke. More Instagram followers for you

nelly white said...

Nice one sir

Anonymous said...

Hi temilola,your analysis of the piece written is why Nigerian students may never do well in exams,you completely misunderstood the whole gist,what he said made a lot of sense because right now she's the big news happening but what about later?Always read to understand and not read to spew nonsense.

Laura osubor IG: @thelaura_ said...

I agree that they should do something to help her husband so he doesn't make her look or feel bad. He should be brushed-up and polished as well, so that they can fit as a perfect couple and not look awkward together. But all the same I am exceedingly happy for Jumoke. This is just the beginning of her life. I pray it takes her far and to many places.

Anonymous said...

You sound intelligently ignorant! His writeups are not only featured on LIB.

Ogbukwa Blessing said...

Nice write up so on point

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Amos Mohammed said...

I respect Mr Reuben ,he is a man of wisdom.

Anonymous said...

U are making sense.. What is he doing rather than complaining and talk., not not making any impart

Anonymous said...

Aint you just silly? Whats the biggie in knowing TY's house?

Fidel Okafor said...

MrAbati well done.. u spoke my mind

Fidel Okafor said...

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Anonymous said...

the analysis is right.it is not lope sided, it is covering all side necessary. if only all involved will pick out the significant points and act on it prompt. i'm just passing by ni o

John Peter said...

the analysis is right.it is not lope sided, it is covering all side necessary. if only all involved will pick out the significant points and act on it prompt. i'm just passing by ni o

John Peter said...

the analysis is right.it is not lope sided, it is covering all side necessary. if only all involved will pick out the significant points and act on it prompt. i'm just passing by ni o

Anonymous said...

Sadly,my thots exactly.
I even see a situation where she gets married to some white guy who swoops into d picture to save d damsel from all the 'horrors of her life' plus being married to someone who is either a stark or semi-literate person,it won't be long before she outgrows him.
All in all,am happy for her,happy for him too and wish dem d best as dey move along with their lives.

linda oluigbo said...

English!!!! Madam sofri dey blow am, you hear?

Ogbewe Godfrey said...

Good for her joor

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Unknown said...

The husband probably was the bread winner now he has been relegated. How will he react knowing men and our ego and insecurity especially as the position of head in the family

Coolest said...

I dont believe diz anymore, It look like its been staged

Ope Onanuga said...

"In a normal society, no young woman should be on the streets hawking bread in order to survive. In a normal society, Olajumoke Orisaguna would have been given the opportunity to go to school, and have a proper career. She is being given, all within three weeks, the kind of empowerment that society has denied her and many like her, but how about all the other Olajumokes who may never “photobomb” their way to luck?" Hmmmnnnn, normal society, Reuben?
When you had the opportunity, what did you do to make the Nigerian society normal than you met it? Talk is cheap. The govt you served is the worst in the history of Nigeria and is creating more and more Olajumokes till date

Peace nwadire said...

Great write up sir, olajumoke success story remain a mystery to you and i, that's why God uses the foolish things to confuse the wise, spiritual things are beyond human understanding, even the most intelligent cannot comprehend ,when grace is at work all protocols Wil be suspended, Esther in the Bible can bear me witness, olajumoke fame is like the story of Esther in the Bible, if the hand of God is truly upon her, she Wil cross the bridge. Wishing her the best

Amacastel said...

The write up is a fact besides that olajumoke pics and drama was staged of course

Opeyemi Ibraheem said...

Well said Dr. Ruben.

If God started this in her life He will hold her hands to the end.

God bless you.

Anonymous said...

Another piece of shit by Reuben Abati seeking relevance in a changing society!

"'In a normal society, no young woman should be on the streets hawking bread in order to survive. In a normal society, Olajumoke Orisaguna would have been given the opportunity to go to school, and have a proper career. She is being given, all within three weeks, the kind of empowerment that society has denied her and many like her, but how about all the other Olajumokes who may never “photobomb” their way to luck? Her new life is a reminder of what she could have been but which she could not become because of the kind of society in which she has found herself. She should never have had to hawk bread to support her husband and children.''

How much value did you add to Nigeria when you were close to GEJ? How many lives have you affected positively? Did Olajumoke compalain to you? Have you thought of what you can do to help her achieve her dreams or have you thought of helping other Olajumokes out there waiting for their big break?

Enemy of progress, you and your team of thieves that wrecked this nation, why didn't you properly advise GEJ to positively affect the lives of Nigerians so that no one would hawk bread. Now you seek relevance by writing such shitty piece.

If you cannot change anything, do not distract others that have made up their minds to make an effort.

Anonymous said...

Dat was also my best. D guy is a gifted writer....lolz

Alaspecial said...

There is plenty of sense in this write-up.
Great words. I think I should start reading ur write-ups to become a gud writer myself.

oluwanowo olugbenga said...

A good message from a bad messenger struggling to be relevant again.

oluwanowo olugbenga said...

A good message from a bad messenger struggling to be relevant

oluwanowo olugbenga said...

A good message from a bad messenger struggling to be relevant again.

Bibian Obunse said...

Well said sir but u can still assist in upgrading the husband...

Anonymous said...

well spoken,she needs good counselors and the husband needs to be educated like her.Otherwise it may enter her head one day and leave him.

Anonymous said...

Dear Reuben Abati, from your quotes below: I wonder what contributions you made to our economy when you were close to the helms of affair during the GEJ era. Yes no yound woman should be on the streets hawking bread in order to survive but your Oga's Regime (GEJ's) made it worse....not even with Boko Haram and Fuel Subsidy wahala. What did you do to the common street hawker?? Talk is Cheap. Reuben, you should bury your head in shame!!!! You are not a role model to follow. SHAME ON YOU REUBEN ABATI!!!

'In a normal society, no young woman should be on the streets hawking bread in order to survive. In a normal society, Olajumoke Orisaguna would have been given the opportunity to go to school, and have a proper career.' ' She should never have had to hawk bread to support her husband and children'

Anonymous said...

Reuben Abati ....brilliant write up, well done !!!

TY Hello pizzazz in God's name mke sure aftr all d glitz & glam has died dwn,Olajumoke is not left on her own .
She shld be empowerd 4d new life dt has been thrown @ her.

Her hubby shld be carried along in d same development pace plzzzz so dt dir marriage is protected.


Madam D

Anonymous said...

Reuben Abati ....brilliant write up, well done !!!

TY Hello pizzazz in God's name mke sure aftr all d glitz & glam has died dwn,Olajumoke is not left on her own .
She shld be empowerd 4d new life dt has been thrown @ her.

Her hubby shld be carried along in d same development pace plzzzz so dt dir marriage is protected.


Madam D

Taiwo Oyeniran said...

..Abati!..You always make sense..I can't agree less with your nimble fingers..

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