There is a TYBello in everyone of us-
The Olajumoke story( Straight Outta Hawkings) has been the buzz around Lagos Nigeria in the past two weeks or more and it has even gained International interest, thanks to the social media platforms etc.
Olajumoke Orisaguna is a young lady used to sell bread as a means of livelihood on the street of Lagos. She stumbled into divine providence by her diligence to make ends meet and cater for her family, she is a wife and a mother of two children. Today she is one the front page of many tabloids soft sell magazines and on google.
You need to check every nook and corner of the social media platform to really grasp how far and wide this story of “pauper to the princess” has gone. This morning I just had a guss of goodness as my writing juice was flowing I couldn’t help the flow and I started writing.This post is to celebrate the woman not only in Olajumoke but also TYBello.The modern day Naomi who helped pushed Olajumoke to her place of prominence.
My Focus on Celebrating Womanhood Wednesday is on the ace photographer, I read on a friend’s facebook wall, “there is a TYBello in each one of us” and it got me thinking. I must admit that I am one of the many people who have been praying the ‘Olajumoke prayer’ – God let my destiny helpers locate me, don’t let them pass me by, just like you brought Olajumoke the bread seller to her destiny helper, Lord God bring me before mine. I can hear resounding Amen there. :D.
Just as much as that is a good prayer to pray, It is also very important to pray the ‘TYBello’ line of Prayer. which is Lord make me a destiny helper for others? grant me the grace to respond to the desire to see others blossom. It is typical for us to always be on the receiving end in our mindset and perspective to Live, but as I thought about the whole story, I salute the kindheartedness and courage of TY Bello.
The whole story started on that day going about her business as a photographer, and a great one at that, she had done photo shoots for the who is who all around the globe, and this particular day was another opportunity for an international music act, the difference in that day’s photo shoot -A divine interruption will occur and will take both the photographer and the supposed’newbie’ who was not on the agenda of men, but in the agenda of God, to another level.
On that particular day, two destinies collided, and the impact of that collision caused a ripple effect ….globally!
The bread seller unassumingly walks into the middle of the photo shoot, not knowing that as she walked into it, the lens of the creative photographer captured something, that something was the ‘Aha’ moment for the photographer and the lady.
Another photographer who has such an International caliber client would have screamed at the common bread seller to get out of the set. But this vessel through which Jumoke’s lineage would be changed did not do anything like that.She spotted and recognized a rare potential in an ordinary woman.
Secondly, She was willing to take the risk of using this so called ‘waka-pass’ for the world-class photo session. What would have happened if her client said no to the idea? But of course, He knew what TY was capable of, and as such didn’t question her judgment.
TYBello positioned herself as a Tspringboard for Olajumoke’s turn around by her willingness to take the risk of her profession to allow another potential to blossom # food for thought. using her wealth of creativity and expertise to tap into an untapped virgin ability of another woman she unleashed that gracefulness that was already resident in Olajumoke and the rest they say is history. You see in life every Olajumoke needs a TY Bello who will help fan into flame the deposits of wealth and possibilities.
I am enthralled and humbled by the act of kindness displayed by this amiable and noble woman TY Bello. Her role in this story brings to mind that song by Israel Houghton and the New breed,”Power of One”
What if it all depended on me
To change the world
What if my only responsibility
Was to change the world
Let me the one to start a revolution…
It all begins with one
The power of One
Please don’t close your eyes
Please don’t turn away
Put love on display
And make a difference.
Because TY, didn’t close her eyes she saw beauty instead of ashes and hopelessness in Olajumoke, now others are helping to keep the bread hawker who is now a shining star, moving forward.
I celebrate this Woman of greatness, who has helped another woman to find greatness! and all the women out there helping other women to find themselves…… a covenant to friendship and sisterhood!