Rotimi’s Biography: Age, Net Worth, Spouse, Parents, Children, Career, Songs, Awards

May 20, 2024 0 Posted By Haruna Ayuba

Olurotimi Akinosho, better known by his stage moniker Rotimi, is a notable figure in entertainment, embodying the roles of actor, singer, and model.

His contributions to television include compelling performances as Darius Morrison in the Starz series Boss and Andre Coleman in Power, alongside notable appearances in films such as Black Nativity (2013), Imperial Dreams (2014), Divergent (2014), and Coming 2 America (2021).


  • Full Name: Olurotimi Akinosho
  • Nickname: Rotimi
  • Date of Birth: November 30, 1988
  • Age: 36 years old
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of Birth: Maplewood, New Jersey, United States
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Actor, Singer, Songwriter
  • Height: 5 feet 9 inches (175 cm)
  • Parents: Father – Olurotimi Akinosho Sr.
  • Siblings: N/A
  • Spouse: Vanessa Mdee
  • Children: Seven Adeoluwa Akinosho and Imani Enioluwa Akinosho
  • Relationship Status: Engaged
  • Net Worth: $5 million

Early Life and Education

Rotimi, now 36, was born on November 30, 1988, in Maplewood, New Jersey. He hails from a Nigerian family with Yoruba roots. He was a varsity basketball team and choir member at Columbia High School.

Afterward, he pursued his education at Northwestern University, earning a bachelor’s degree in Communication with a minor in Business in 2010.

Personal Life

On November 25, 2019, Rotimi shared a picture of himself and Tanzanian vocalist Vanessa Mdee inside an elevator. Vanessa further affirmed their relationship by posting the same image with a distinct caption.

Rotimi recounted their initial encounter at a gathering where they felt an immediate connection. At the same time, Vanessa expressed in an interview that she sensed a strong bond just two days after meeting him.

In an Instagram video, Rotimi and Vanessa disclosed that they had tattoos of each other’s names: her name, Hau, inked on his right wrist, and his name, Rotimi, etched on her chest. Additionally, they both sport matching tattoos of the number 1045 on their wrists.

In December 2020, Rotimi proposed to Vanessa, marking a significant milestone in their relationship. The couple celebrated the arrival of their first child, a son named Seven Adeoluwa Akinosho, in September 2021. Similarly, in March 2023, Rotimi joyfully announced the birth of their second child, a daughter named Imani Enioluwa Akinosho.


During his first attempt at acting, Rotimi successfully auditioned for the role of drug dealer Darius Morrison on the show Boss. He also appeared in three episodes of A.B.C.’s Betrayal. Rotimi’s debut on the big screen was in the film Black Nativity (2013).

He later starred in Imperial Dreams at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, which won “Best of NEXT.” He also appeared in the popular film Divergent (2014) and acted in Deuces alongside Lance Gross and Larenz Tate in 2016.

Rotimi became a regular cast member on Starz’s TV series Power, playing the role of Andre Coleman, and also had a recurring role on Battle Creek as Danny. As a contemporary R&B artist, Rotimi released two digital mixtapes titled The Resume and While You Wait.

He has performed on stage, opening for artists like Jennifer Hudson, T.I., Estelle, and NERD, and has been featured on B.E.T.’s show 106 and Park. Rotimi has also appeared in R&B singer Keyshia Cole’s “Trust and Believe” music video.

In 2015, 50 Cent signed Rotimi to his label, G-Unit Records, and he released his first G-Unit single “Lotto” featuring 50 Cent. In 2016, Rotimi released “Doin it” from his 5-track project, Summer Bangerz, and in 2017, he released his debut E.P. called Jeep Music Vol. 1.

His single “Love Riddim” released in 2019 has gained attention from both old and new fans. Rotimi is also the lead model/spokesperson for rapper T.I.’s A.K.O.O. Clothing 2012 Spring/Summer campaign.

Net Worth

Rotimi’s net worth as of 2024 is estimated to be in the range of $5 million, which he amassed predominantly from his successful career in the entertainment industry.

Social Media

  • Instagram: @rotimi
  • Twitter: @Rotimi


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