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”The Idea Behind Jumoke And The Valentine Shoot”- April By Kunbi’s Olakunbi Explains

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”The Idea Behind Jumoke And The Valentine Shoot”- April By Kunbi’s Olakunbi Explains


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Bread seller turned model, Jumoke, has been an internet sensation since that TY Bello photo shoot she photo bombed barely two weeks ago. It’s been one feature or the other for Jumoke.

In her first major fashion feature, April by Kunbi designer, Olakunbi Oyelese, has shared an inspiring message on why she chose to feature Jumoke wearing one of her collections for a Valentine postcard she did recently.

She said:

”It’s no news that@Olajumoke__o‘s story literally broke the internet last week, and we were reminded about how amazing God’s grace is and that he’s still in the business of turning lives around and blessing us.
I’d wanted to do a Christmas postcard but my schedule last quarter of 2015 was beyond hectic (Not complaining o! Lol). So I decided to do a Valentine postcard instead…Not a lookbook/collection as a lot of blogs have reported.
I mentioned in my post last week that I’ll definitely be booking her and I don’t regret it one bit! It was a pleasure working with her and seeing her transform, taking instructions, moving like she’s been doing it all her life….She’s a natural.
Jumoke’s story has forced me to look closer at my surroundings. There’s absolutely no doubt she is blessed but there are a lot of Olajumokes around us…Hardworking and just want to feed and help their families. You might not be able to get that pepper seller a modeling contract, but the next time she says the price for her pepper is ₦100, please don’t price it to ₦30. I’ve been guilty of this, trust me.
To think that someone around me works/walks in the sun all day and her profit at the end of the day is at most ₦500. I’m happy to have offered Jumoke her first paying modeling job. May it be the beginning of an amazing career for her. She might not be a runway model but she’s perfect for print and editorial!
May God help us all to make someone’s life easier, someone’s load a lot easier to carry.
God bless you @TyBello for the reality check.
Special thank you to@frankugahphotography you came through for me at such short notice and to @christinesignatures!! Christine listened to my brief to the T. You are amazing!!! Happy Valentines Day to every single one of you! God bless you.#SpreadLoveNotHate’


About Adedayo Odubanjo - Adedayo is the Managing Editor for Fashionpheeva. She is a graduate of Aquaculture & Fisheries Management from Funaab and an Associate member of The Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria. She might not necessarily be a fashionista but she loves fashion, she loves writing about fashionable people! Follow her on Instagram @apphiaanna

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