Date Of BirthNovember 30, 1988
Age35 years 4 months 25 days
Day of BirthWednesday
Place Of BirthMaplewood, New Jersey, United States
Zodiac SignSagittarius
Professions Model , Singer , Actor
Birth Name Olurotimi Akinosho
Nickname Ro

Personal Information
Languages Yoruba , Igbo , English
Star SignSagittarius
Nationality American
EthnicitiesNigerian-American , African American
Famous For Role of Darius Morrison in Boss(2011-12)
Body Features & Measurements
Height178 CM
5 Feet 10 Inches
Eye color Black
Hair color Black
Weight80 KG
176 lbs
Body Type Athletic
Family Information
Father Segun Akinosho
Education Qualifications
Education (High School) Columbia High School
Alma MaterNorthwestern University
Love, Romance, Marriage
Girlfriend Vanessa Mdee (AKA Vee Money)
Career Information
Debut (Movie) Black Nativity
Years Active 2007-
Debut (TV) Boss(2011-12)
Debut (TV Movie) Cooper and Stone
Favorites, Hobbies, Likes/ Dislikes
Favorite Actor Denzel Washington
Favorite Singer Bob Marley
Favorite Sportbasketball
Favorite TV show The Fresh Prince
Favorite sports person Michael Jordan
Social Networks, Web links
Facebook ProfileRotimi Facebook Profile
Twitter ProfileRotimi Twitter Profile
Official WebsiteRotimi Official Website
Instagram ProfileRotimi Instagram Profile
YouTube ChannelRotimi YouTube Channel
SoundCloud ProfileRotimi SoundCloud Profile
Spotify LinkRotimi Spotify Link
Itunes LinkRotimi Itunes Link
Google PlayRotimi Google Play
Last FMRotimi Last FM
Contacts (Email)DASHLEY@ICMPARTNERS.COM (Booking)
Contact(Phone)917-450-5723 (Management)
Manager Jason Jeter
More Information
Inspirations Jamie Foxx
Celebrity Crush Christina Milian
Zoe Saldana
Instruments Piano


Rotimi (pronounced Row-Tim-Me) is a Nigerian-American Singer, Actor, Model, Rhythm and blues artist. Rotimi means "with me" in Yoruba (his ancestral root). He is known for playing- Darius Morrison in the series- "Boss", Andre Coleman in "Power"

Childhood - Family

Olurotimi Akinosho was born on November 30, 1988 in Maplewood, New Jersey to Nigerian immigrants. According to Rotimi Nigerian parents are usually strict with over importance to studying.


Rotimi's father Segun Akinosho is an investment banker, he is of Yoruba (Nigeria & Benin) origin.


Rotimi's mother is of lgbo (South central & south eastern Nigerian) origin. She works for the government.

Rotimi's parents: Father & Mother

Image: Rotimi's parents: Father & Mother


  • Columbia High School: Rotimi attended the 4 year comprehensive regional public high school located in Maplewood, New Jersey for his 9th to 12th grades. He was part of the varsity basketball team as well as the honors choir.
  • Northwestern University (NU): He graduated from the prestigious NU with a B.S degree in Communications in 2010, with a minor in Business.

Girlfriend - Dating

Rotimi & Vanessa Mdee

Rotimi has been dating the Tanzanian singer- Vanessa Mdee (Vee Money). It is reported that within the first few days of dating Vanessa knew Rotimi was the one for her. She is reported to have said- "It took me two days… I said, 'This is my husband', I’m in love with him". 

He called her the greatest gift (for his birthday)

Rotimi & Vanessa Mdee

[ Rotimi & Vanessa Mdee ]

Interesting Facts

  • He started singing at the age of 6.
  • First ever performance: His first ever performance was at a wedding event.
  • Rotimi graduated with science degree in Communications with minor in Business.
  • He is into Rhythm and blues, hip hop
  • Modeling: He has modeled for AKOO Clothing of rapper T.I.
  • Mentors: He calls Jamie Foxx as Uncle J, they have a friendly relationship. He considers Jamie as his mentor. He also considers T.I & 50 Cent to be his mentors.
  • He wants to collaborate with- R Kelly, Drake, 2 Chainz.
  • He likes sports and movies. If he is not on ESPN he is watching movies.
  • At the age of 15 he performed at the Apollo Theaters and won the competition twice.
  • He is an actor, model, musician. He likes a career in Music more than anything.
  • He founded FrontRoSeat Productions & is the CEO of the productions.
  • His childhood hero- his Father.
  • Favorite social media- Instagram. He likes it because it allows him the expression. He is followed by stars like- 50 Cent, Russell Westbrook, Snoop Dogg.
  • Instruments: He used to play Piano as a kid.
  • Philanthropy
    • He works with various charity organizations for the betterment of Education, Health and employment.
  • Birthday Present: As a birthday present to himself, he bought a fully paid penthouse  in Ikoyi Lagos, Nigeria.
  • Mother's Dream: When his mother was pregnant with the Rotimi, she had a very special dream. Bob Marley appeared in her dream and said- "your son is going to finish my legacy"


Rotimi made his acting debut in Cooper and Stone(2011) which went unaired.

Boss(2011-12) became his real TV debut in which he portrayed the role of drug dealer Darius Morrison.


Music- Discography

Rotimi is a singer and musician as well, he has performed for/with many big names of music. Some of the stars of music he has been associated with are:

  • 50 Cent
  • Estelle
  • Jennifer Hudson
  • Keyshia Cole
  • NERD
  • T.I.

Rotimi's initially joined the Hip-hop group of Jay-z's nephew and got the chance to perform for Jay-z himself.

Rotimi's music has been featured throughout United States as well as internationally, by the music giants like- MTV, MTV Base, VH1 Soul

Music Labels He has worked with are:

  • Empire
  • FrontRo
  • G-Unit


Year Mixtape Release Date Comments
2016 Summer Bangerz June 23, 2016  
2015 Royal Wednesday November 11, 2015  
2011 The Resume March 8, 2011  
2011 While You Wait November 30, 2011  



Year EP Release Date Label Comments/Rankings
2019 The Beauty of Becoming December 13, 2019 Empire, FrontRo


  1. In my bed
  2. Fall Back
  3. Way Gone
  4. Mega Love
  5. All Night
  6. Next to your Love
  7. Love Riddim- remix
2019 Walk with Me May 24, 2019 Empire, FrontRo

US Indie Ranking: 41;

US Heat Ranking: 10


  1. Legend
  2. Decisions
  3. Love Riddim
  4. Sip slow
  5. I Can't Blame You
  6. Summertime
  7. Push Button Start
2017 Jeep Music Vol. 1 August 4, 2017 Empire, G-Unit

US Indie Ranking: 37;

US Heat Ranking: 16


  1. Want More
  2. Only You
  3. Living Foul
  4. What we Do
  5. Right Here
  6. Baecation
  7. Kitchen Table
  8. Nobody



Year Title Billboard Hot 100  Comments
2019 In My Bed  

Album: The Beauty of Becoming;

Features- Wale

2019 Love Riddim   Album: Walk With Me
2017 Want More  

Album: Jeep Music Vol. 1;

Features- Kranium

2017 Nobody  

Album: Jeep Music Vol. 1

Features: 50 Cent & T.I.

2016 Netflix and Chill  


2015 Lotto 86

Album: Royal Wednesday

Features- 50 Cent


Guest Appearances

Year Title Main Artist Comments
2017 Lavish Skales Album: The Never Say Never Guy
2017 Thank God Wale Album: Shine
2017 Thinking About It The Realigion R&B/Soul
2017 Last Night  DJ Luke Nasty Hip-Hop/Rap
2016 MVP Bianca Bonnie  
2012 Need You Tonight Northrock 360  


Music videos

Year Title Director Comments
2019 Love Riddim   R&B/Soul
2016 Paradise Shane Adams  
2016 Movin On Rotimi & Moshines (Directed parts of it himself)
2016 Doing It Joell Peralta  
2015 Potential Kerstyn Dioulo  
2015 Situation Corentin Villemeur & Timo Albert  
2015 Lotto  Eif Rivera Features: 50 Cent
2013 Only Human Chris Amos & Travis LaBella  
2012 She Know It (Snippet) Fenomanal Studios  
2011 Hello Berman Fenelus Features: Mickey Factz
2010 Forever Da Visionaryz  
2009 Beautiful Music Ryan Gallagher  


Featured Videos

Year Title Main Artist Director Comments
2011 Without You B. Madison Jay Rodriguez & Rock Davis  



Year Track TV/ Movie Comments
2016 C'est mignon La pièce  
2016 Livin Foul I Call the Shots (Power) uncredited
2016 What They Want I Got This on Lock (Power) uncredited
2015 Lotto You're Not the Man (Power) uncredited
2014 Hero Imperial Dreams  



  • 28 Feb 2020: V103 International Vibes: Buckhead Theatre, Atlanta, Georgia
  • 2017: Don't Matter Tour (with artist August Alsina)


Movies List

Year Movie Character Comments
2020 Coming 2 America    
2020 Singleholic Sam Bishop  
2020 True to the Game 2: Gena's Story Vaughn  
2018 Acts of Violence Frank   
2017 Burning Sands Edwin  
2016 Deuces Face  
2014 Divergent Ezra  
2014 Imperial Dreams Wayne also as performer in the track: "Hero"; He wrote the track as well
2013 Black Nativity Officer Butch McDaniels  
2011 Cooper and Stone Ty TV Movie


TV Series List

Year Series Character Comments
2015-2020 Power Dre

Main Role; 55 episodes

Also as singer

2018 A Luv Tale: The Series Jake

3am, Closing Night, Sex Down, Expose, Denouement (Season 1 Episode 1-4, 6)

Also as producer

2018 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Malik Williams Guardian( Season 19 Episode 21)
2015 Battle Creek Danny Old Flames, Old Wounds( Season 1 Episode 5, 8)
2013 Betrayal Lil D That Is Not What Ships Are Built For, Nice Photos, The Things That Drive Men Crazy (Season 1 Episode 4-6)
2012 Boss Darius Morrison Main Role; All 18 episodes; Season 1 & 2



  • There is advantage to being underestimated.
  • Never apologize for who you are
  • God let me use every ounce of my gifts while I'm here
  • Challenge yourself to do everything with love. No matter how hard it will be.
  • You can't really prepare for anything in the world of Power. Just be prepared to be surprised
  • I will always be the champion of my destiny.
  • Pain is a direct line to royalty


  1. Rotimi Wiki
  2. Rotimi Discography- Apple Music

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