Op-Ed

Olajumoke Orisaguna & The Slum Tourism Debate: It's Time To Rethink How We Portray The Beauty In Suffering

The Cinderella story of bread seller-turned-model Olajumoke Orisaguna reignites the debate over slum tourism, its ethics and its disadvantages

An unlikely hero broke the Internet in Nigeria while most of the online world still recovered from Beyoncé's invention of blackness. In a made-for-TV story, Olajumoke Orisaguna, a street-hawker, accidentally walked into the set of an ongoing celebrity photo shoot. The shot caught the eye of the photographer and she then became a covergirl.

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