Gbenga

Model Glue: Gbenga Akinnagbe’s Chic Comfort

OKA: You got style. How would you describe it in 3 words or less?

Gbenga: comfort chic. or I’d just say “Liberated Peoples” (stay tuned – my t-shirt line coming soon!)

OKA: You got a style icon?

Gbenga: not really, i like pieces of dfferent people’s styles, none of whom come to mind right now, lol.

OKA: Tell us a story from your childhood. Is there one story that your parents or siblings tell that encapsulates what you were like as a kid?

Gbenga: my brother still holds it against me that i lifted a tricycle when i was three and tried to crush him with it when he was one. my aunt stopped me and still gets pleasure from the story. i don’t remember any of it.

OKA: What’s your favorite item of clothing?

Gbenga: i love hoodies, they hide me and show me at the same time.

OKA: What’s your favorite item of clothing to remove from a female fan?

Gbenga: their hoodie

OKA: If you had your own cologne – let’s  just say you bottled your body odor – what would you name it?

Gbenga: epileptic love

OKA: Name your spirit animal.

Gbenga: Liger.

OKA: What are you working on right now – what’s exciting?

Gbenga: working on a cool show called Graceland. really good cast and crew. i get to play a “bad guy” again.

OKA: Do you miss working on The Wire – the cast + crew, etc.?

Gbenga: honestly, i dont miss the wire because it never really ended for me. i am in touch with cast and crew, we’re friends still. the show is everywhere. watched more now than ever. i carry the wire with me from now on.

OKA: Ok, we’ve gotta ask… did Chris and Omar ever… ya know…?  I just kind of sensed a spark there.

Gbenga: re: Omar + Chris — if they did, they could finally get married in maryland now, thank you Martin O’Malley!