My people, I must confess, there is something powerful about bread o!
I mean, two young ladies have made waves in the media and modelling industry on the platform of selling bread.
Now we are not talking just any kind of bread here. We need to be specific and I mean Agege bread. This same Agege bread some people look down upon like poor man’s bread; this same bread that NAFDAC tried to discourage Lagosians from eating because it contains unhealthy bromate sulfate as well as the unsanitary conditions in which it is prepared.
Somehow, Agege bread has survived the disdains, attacks and scorn and has strived despite all odds. It has successfully quenched the hunger of many low income earners…as well as some high income earners too.
And now, Agege bread has gone beyond satisfying people’s hunger to rewarding a few that hawk her with joy and pride.
First it was Oluchi Onweagba-Orlandi (winner of first M-Net face of Africa) who as far back as 1998 was supposedly discovered while she was selling bread on the streets of Lagos in order to make ends meet.
Eighteen years later, another imminent international model is discovered on the streets of Lagos-also selling bread. I am referring to no other than Olajumoke Orisaguna who left her country home in Osun state to hawk Agege bread in Lagos to make ends meet.
Bread catapulted Oluchi to stardom. Today, she struts international runways, models for international fashion designers and brand ambassador for hair products.
This same bread matter has done same for Olajumoke. Today, she graces the cover of Style Magazines and as we know this is just the beginning of her journey to stardom.
See how God just buttered their bread (pun intended).
This is what I call supernatural manifestation-on the platform of hawking bread.
In all these, I’ve come to learn something vital- whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your heart faithfully and cheerfully too- If you look closely at the picture Olajumoke innocently photo-bombed, she looked cheerful in what her hands found to do-selling bread. God chose that moment to showcase her. Before then, she was just a regular bread seller, probably insignificant to those on her regular sales route. Today, she is the talk of Nigeria and maybe tomorrow, the talk of the world.
My point being, find joy within yourself and be faithful in that which your hand finds to do. In God’s own time, He will make your story beautiful like that of Olajumoke and Oluchi.
P.S: Apart from bread selling, did you notice something else both ladies have in common? The first two letters of their first names (OL) and the initials of their full names- O.O (Oluchi Onweagba) and (Olajumoke Orisaguna).
Another P.S: Please don’t think because of this you will now and start looking for professional photo sessions to photo-bomb because you want to be discovered. Wo, Wa a gba! (As my Yoruba brethren will say). They will just use photoshop to delete your image and carry on like nothing even happened. Don’t say I didn’t warn you o!