Photobomb (pho-to-bomb); to spoil a photograph of (a person or thing) by unexpectedly appearing in the camera’s field of view as the picture is taken, typically as a prank or practical joke.
That’s certainly the definition I’ve always gone by. Although there are the occasional strangers who’ve commandeered a Kodak moment (and reserved a special place in mine and my friend’s memory), for the most part a photo bomber is simply a nuisance.
But Olajumoke Orisaguna – or the beautiful lady with the bread on her head, as she was known initially – wasn’t inconveniencing anyone when she walked onto the set of singer Tinie Temphah’s photoshoot in Nigeria.
The 27-year-old bread-seller from Lagos unintentionally stumbled into the photograph wearing a red dress and flip-flops.
BEATIFULX : WHO IS SHE.Every one has been asking if this lady is a model .. It was just perfect coincidence … She just happened to be walking by while I photographed . It happened so fast .She definitely SHOULD be a model. .. I’m happy to help her build a portfolio if she’s interested .She’s so beautiful and photographed so well. I’ll find a way to track her down somehow . You guys can also help #lagos #doesanyonerecognizeher #okunorentwins #tinietempah @thisdaystyle #lagos #phaseone
Someone special our #olajumoke made it on the cover of this day style this morning . You all should buy one . This just made me cry . She really is a blessed woman with an amazing story . I almost cant believe it !@thisdaystyle thank you for being the most amazing publication and believing in this story A photo posted by TY Bello (@tybello) on
Olajumoke behind the scenes My first fashion shoot in Yoruba .. Joy !@emaedosio made a short documentary about this day .It was awesome working with such an amazing team @bimpeonakoya worked for free like she was paid a billion dollars . I love you with everything . @zubbydefinition oga zubs always making magic . We made that gold headpiece from scratch with gold bangles and a broach . Fitted like a crown!!!Thank you guys for sharing and being part of the story . I feel so fufilled and this whole process has blessed me beyond words . The meeting with @payporte was awesome today … Go Jumoke !!!!!! A video posted by TY Bello (@tybello) on
Nigerian photographer Ty Bello was so impressed with her beauty that he tried tracking her down on Instagram, offering to help put together a modelling portfolio.
“She walked onto our set and magic happened… it wasn’t planned at all. I didn’t even know I nailed the narrative until I edited a few days later,” he posted. He later asked, “WHO IS SHE? Everyone has been asking if this lady is a model…She definitely SHOULD be a model.”
Orisaguna was quickly found, and the mother of two was photographed for Nigerian magazine This Day Style by Bello himself. The photographs show her with her second child, 14-month-old daughter, Grace.
The hairstylist by trade was not making enough money and had moved away from her husband and five-year-old child, relocating to Lagos at the invitation of a distant relative who knew of a job at a bakery. Orisaguna has since been signed to Few Model Management.
So the next time you photobomb a picture, remember to pout and make sure they get your best side. You never know what could happen.