|Date Of Birth||November 30, 1988|
|Age||32 years 8 months 2 days|
|Day of Birth||Wednesday|
|Place Of Birth||Maplewood, New Jersey, United States|
|Professions||Actor , Model , Singer|
|Birth Name||Olurotimi Akinosho|
|Languages||English , Yoruba , Igbo|
|Ethnicities||Nigerian-American , African American|
|Famous For||Role of Darius Morrison in Boss(2011-12)|
|Body Features & Measurements|
5 Feet 10 Inches
|Education (High School)||Columbia High School|
|Alma Mater||Northwestern University|
|Love, Romance, Marriage|
|Girlfriend||Vanessa Mdee (AKA Vee Money)|
|Debut (Movie)||Black Nativity|
|Debut (TV Movie)||Cooper and Stone|
|Favorites, Hobbies, Likes/ Dislikes|
|Favorite Actor||Denzel Washington|
|Favorite Singer||Bob Marley|
|Favorite TV show||The Fresh Prince|
|Favorite sports person||Michael Jordan|
|Social Networks, Web links|
|Facebook Profile||Rotimi Facebook Profile|
|Twitter Profile||Rotimi Twitter Profile|
|Official Website||Rotimi Official Website|
|Instagram Profile||Rotimi Instagram Profile|
|YouTube Channel||Rotimi YouTube Channel|
|SoundCloud Profile||Rotimi SoundCloud Profile|
|Spotify Link||Rotimi Spotify Link|
|Itunes Link||Rotimi Itunes Link|
|Google Play||Rotimi Google Play|
|Last FM||Rotimi Last FM|
|Contacts (Email)||KERSTYN@GLOWCONNECTION.COM (Management) |
ROTIMITEAM@UNITEDTALENT.COM (Talent Agent)
|Inspirations|| Mother |
|Celebrity Crush|| Christina Milian |
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.
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 ]
- 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.
- 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.
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
- Jennifer Hudson
- Keyshia Cole
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:
|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|
|2019||The Beauty of Becoming||December 13, 2019||Empire, FrontRo||
|2019||Walk with Me||May 24, 2019||Empire, FrontRo||
US Indie Ranking: 41;
US Heat Ranking: 10
|2017||Jeep Music Vol. 1||August 4, 2017||Empire, G-Unit||
US Indie Ranking: 37;
US Heat Ranking: 16
|Year||Title||Billboard Hot 100||Comments|
|2019||In My Bed||
Album: The Beauty of Becoming;
|2019||Love Riddim||Album: Walk With Me|
Album: Jeep Music Vol. 1;
Album: Jeep Music Vol. 1
Features: 50 Cent & T.I.
|2016||Netflix and Chill||
Album: Royal Wednesday
Features- 50 Cent
|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|
|2012||Need You Tonight||Northrock 360|
|2016||Movin On||Rotimi & Moshines||(Directed parts of it himself)|
|2016||Doing It||Joell Peralta|
|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|
|2009||Beautiful Music||Ryan Gallagher|
|2011||Without You||B. Madison||Jay Rodriguez & Rock Davis|
|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|
- 28 Feb 2020: V103 International Vibes: Buckhead Theatre, Atlanta, Georgia
- 2017: Don't Matter Tour (with artist August Alsina)
|2020||Coming 2 America|
|2020||True to the Game 2: Gena's Story||Vaughn|
|2018||Acts of Violence||Frank|
|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
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