Bread seller turned top model, Olajumoke Orisaguna just announced through her PR that she has changed her modelling agency from Few Models run by Bolajo to Beth Models run by Elohor Aisien.
The announcement was made via Olajumoke’s Instagram page and reads:
“New Management for the ‘Olajumoke Brand’ @bethmodelafrica. Thanks to my lawyer and the Best PR @zukiliciouz for this, grateful for the time with my previous management! Can’t wait to begin this journey, we are starting up with plans for the “Olajumoke Orisaguna foundation” details soon #WatchThisSpace #olajumokeorisaguna #Grateful #BethManagement.”
As reported by Genevieve Magazine, Olajumoke changed her agency because of disagreements between the modelling agency and her lawyer. In an exclusive chat with Genevieve Mag, the CEO of Few Models, Bolajo explained:
“I wanted to manage Olajumoke as a personality while grooming her to be a model but we kept having issues with her Lawyer. He insisted they wanted to be in charge of her endorsement deals. We have signed an agreement but he couldn’t seem to remember what the agreement contained and kept changing things. The agreement was with him for over a week and then he comes back to say he thought he removed the personality clause. We would book her for clients and by the time we wake up, her team will say she can’t do this or that.
I was thinking of the future after all the hype has died down and the endorsements wane, what will be left for Olajumoke Orisaguna? We booked her for fitness classes to help her tone up, we bought her clothes and paid for her makeup for all her interviews, we paid for her transport, model training, we worked on skincare to make her look good, paid for test shoots, got her an international passport, chauffeured her everywhere so I could be a buffer and she wouldn’t feel lost in her interactions.
Everyone with a strong understanding of how the industry works have commended us on our efforts. She has only been with us for about three months, even for top professional models it’s never that easy. My plan was to work on her and then release new photos of a rebranded professional model to the world who can last long in the industry after all the hype has died down. Clients know what they want, you can’t force someone on a client simply because her story went viral. She has had jobs here and there.
Though we’ve been around for only a little while we’ve done very well. Our models get called for international work, from South Africa to New York to Milan. Vogue recently announced 5 of our models as top models to watch out for in Africa. We have been acknowledged by IMG International who has commended the standard of our models. Our Models go through rigorous training from fitness to skincare to runway training.
Agencies have to spend money to brush up models and that is the stage Jumoke is on right now unless she wants to remain as a personality. Nothing is happening in the industry at the moment. She is just three months in and we were working on brushing her up to International Standard.
Yes, I can confirm that Olajumoke’s management has been changed to Beth Models run by Elohor Aisien. There have been issues from day one between the lawyer and Few Models Management. We’ve has several meetings to resolve the issue but when the Lawyer insisted we changed and tried to bring someone else in I had to recommend Elohor because I was afraid she would be managed by someone who wouldn’t know what to do with her.”
We wish Olajumoke the best of luck as her fairytale continues to unfold. We are trusting that her lawyer and PR manager have her best interest in mind and all decisions are made to ultimately favour the longevity of her brand. – Style Rave Nigeria
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