In 2019, the famous actor Jussie Smollett took advantage of two Nigerian brothers aspiring to make it in Hollywood. He convinced Abimbola “Bola” and Olabinjo “Ola” Osundairo to pretend to be White supremacists and physically assault him for a payment of $3500 – additionally promising them he would advance their acting careers.
In the beginning, Jussie and his brothers were triumphant with their faked crime. Consequently, they traveled to Nigeria for an audition on a local version of “Big Brother” show. However, two weeks later when they flew back home to Chicago all had changed – as soon as customs questioned them about their trip overseas both siblings ended up detained in a prison cell at the airport.
After a long and arduous two days, Abimobola and Olabinjo confessed to the police. Subsequently, they recounted their story in court that led to Jussie being convicted of five felonies resulting in his 150-day jail sentence. Although this is almost three years later now, he still embraces his version of what happened: an attack orchestrated by White Supremacists as a hate crime.
Unveiling the entire truth of what took place, Abimobola and Olabinjo are now disclosing further details which involve their speculation before deciding to collaborate with Jussie in planning a fictitious hate crime. Moreover, they have given an insight into why Jussie requested for their assistance in executing his master plan.
Abimobola and Olabinjo, along with attorney Gloria Rodriguez, have been featured in the new Fox Nation documentary series “Jussie Smollett: Anatomy of a Hoax,” offering their insight into Jussie’s extensive hoax. This gripping series follows the bizarre story from start to finish, giving viewers an inside look at all that went into creating this intricate fabrication.
During their interview with Fox Nation, Abimobola and Olabinjo expressed disbelief at Jussie’s persistence on the hate crime tale. The two described him as a once-close friend, but now regard him as “insane” for maintaining his narrative despite all evidence to the contrary. They said, “Insane. That’s when I really saw a different side of Jussie. Like, dude, really? This is when I knew that this dude was like a super villain.”
The brothers suggested that Jussie was likely attempting to further his celebrity status by concocting this scenario, yet never provided them with an explanation. Olabinjo shared that it seemed as though Jussie wanted to “increase his star level” when he recruited their aid in the charade.
Alimobola posited another potential reason for Jussie’s actions. He stated, “He wanted to be the poster child for activism.”
Olabinjo wasted no time in concurring with his brother. He said, “He wanted to be the hero for gay people, for black people.”
Take a look at this revealing new documentary, and see how Alimobola and Olabinjo—two African-American men—react when asked if they consider themselves “believable White supremacists.” By watching the video below, you’ll gain an even better understanding of their thoughts on the matter.