Olakunmi Ali was having a normal day, taking a nap under the Ikeja-along bridge in Lagos, Nigeria when he was approached by Afolabi Oriyomi, a Lagos-based fashion designer whose model was running late.
What attracted the designer to him is still unknown, but Oriyomi suggested to his team that they try him out and the the results created a viral sensation.
In a thread posted by Oriyomi on twitter he said “I had a shoot today at Ikeja, while we were waiting for the model to arrive,we decided to meet with a guy (Ali) who was sleeping under the bridge to model for us. I would like to believe that Ali was born for this. His pose, his body structure and his skin tone was perfect,”
“The photographer is @koko4president. We created magic and I can’t wait for you guys to see the images. Koko is flames. Ali is born for this. Look at his face and pose . Everything came easy with him today…”
In a follow-up post, Oriyomi expressed sadness over seeing Ali still sleeping under the bridge but expressed optimism that accommodation would be soon be secured for him following the social media response his tweet got.No feed found with the ID 1. Go to the All Feeds page and select an ID from an existing feed.
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Later on, Oriyomi tweeted that a modelling agency had gotten in contact with them.