Olabinjo “Ola” Osundairo Wiki
Olabinjo “Ola” Osundairo Biography
Olabinjo “Ola” Osundairo is one of the Nigerian bodybuilding brothers who was taken into custody in relation to the assault on “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett. Ola was taken into custody at O’Hare Airport on February 13th, 2019 along with his brother, Abimbola “Abel” Osundairo, 25. In addition to being bodybuilders, the pair are also aspiring actors. TMZ reports that both brothers have been “booked for batter.”
|Olabinjo “Ola” Osundairo Brother||Abimbola “Abel” Osundairo|
|Olabinjo “Ola” Osundairo Age||To be updated|
|Olabinjo “Ola” Osundairo Nationality||Nigerian|
|Occupation||Actor, Bouncer, Body Builder|
|Olabinjo “Ola” Osundairo Films||The Worst Nightmare (2017) and Chicago P.D. (2014)|
Persons of Interest in Jussie Smollett Assault
Olabinjo “Ola” Osundairo and his brother, Abimbola “Abel” Osundairo are persons of interest on Jussie Smollet assault. On January 29th, Smollett told police in Chicago that he had been assaulted while leaving a Subway restaurant, close to the actor’s apartment on North Lower Water Street around 2 a.m. The “Empire” actor described his assailants as being clad in black and wearing ski masks. TMZ was the first report that Smollett told cops his attackers referred to him as a “n*****” and a “f*****.” On February 1st, 2019, Abel Osundairo posted a video to Instagram showing him in Nigeria. In January 2019, Abel posted a video to Instagram using Smollett’s song “Ha Ha (I Love You) as a backing track.
Ola and Abel’s lawyer, Gloria Schmidt, told CBS Chicago that her clients “are baffled about why they are people of interest. It’s an awful thing that happened to Jussie, but it’s not my guys.” Schmidt also said that Smollett and the Osundairo brothers are familiar to each other from the gym.
Olabinjo “Ola” Osundairo Background Information
Ola uploaded a picture of him and his brother modeling “Winter Face Masks” for $20 to Facebook in December 2018. The pair also modeled hooded sweatshirts, vests and baseball caps with the logo “Team Abel,” which is Abel’s Instagram handle.
Ola goes by his nickname “Juice” on Facebook. In his Facebook About, he states that between 2014 and 2017, he studied Business and Finance at Keller Graduate School of Management in Naperville, Illinois. Since May 2017, Ola has worked as a bouncer at Whiskey Business, a bar in Chicago. For a time, Ola and Abel ran a now-defunct party store, Party Time, in the Irving Park area of Chicago, according to public records.
Olabinjo “Ola” Osundairo Empire and Other TV Roles
Ola was cast in a 2015 episode of “Empire” as Chris Rock’s prison bodyguard. In an interview with the TV channel of his alma-mater, Quincy University, Ola said, “I played a prison inmate. I was handpicked by the director to play as Chris Rock’s bodyguard in prison. I actually started watching the show when I was cast to be on it. Ever since then I have been staying tuned.”
Quincy University is a private Catholic college in Quincy, Illinois. Ola is represented by BNB-Chicago Model and Talent Agency. On his IMDb page, Ola says that he appeared in the February 2018 episode of “Chicago PD” titled “Anthem” and a movie named “The Worst Nightmare. (2017)” Abel has also appeared in an episode of “Chicago PD (2014).”
Ola further stated that his goal was to be in Hollywood and that his role in “Empire” was “just the beginning.” He said that he was working on independent movies. “By the grace of God, I plan on taking this acting career as far as I can” Ola stated. He has a YouTube “channelsun” with three videos that see him acting in a variety of scenes.
Ola bemoaned what he viewed as the typecasting of Nigerian actors in TV and movies in a November 2018 Facebook post where he wrote, “SMH. They always got the Nigerians portrayed as criminals on t.v. We gotta do better and say no to the money and fame.
Olabinjo “Ola” Osundairo Rap Career
Ola has in the past tried to forge a rap career going under the monikers King Ola and Juice Man. He has a Twitter account for his career which has not been active since 2016 and a Soundcloud page for his music has been inactive for five years. His song titles included, “My N****s Right Here,” “Scandalous” and “You a Lie.”
Olabinjo “Ola” Osundairo Football Career
Ola and his brother were both football players at Quincy University. The two also attended Lakeview High School in Chicago. According to Ola’s official profile on the school’s website, he played a total of four games at varsity level during his time at the school between 2011 and 2014. In the 2013 season, Ola recorded a solo tackle. That profile describes Ola has having two brothers, one of whom, Abel, was a defensive back for the Quincy Hawks. The bio also says that Ola attended Latmos Comprehensive College in Lagos, Nigeria. The piece names their father as Lanre Osundairo.