Olurotimi Akinosho better known by his stage name, Rotimi, is an American singer-songwriter, actor and model. He’s best known for his roles as Darius Morrison on the Starz Network’s Boss, and Dre on Power. Rotimi is also the founder and chief executive officer (CEO) of FrontRoSeat Productions.
Rotimi was born in Maplewood, New Jersey, to Nigerian parents – his father an investment banker and his mother working for the government. He attended Columbia High School, where he was a standout on both the varsity basketball team and
the honors choir. He continued his studies at Northwestern University and graduated with a Communications minor in Business.
A contemporary R&B artist, Rotimi released two digital mixtapes, titled The Resume (March 8, 2011) and While You Wait (November 30, 2011). His videos have been featured on international and U.S.
based entertainment media including MTV, MTV Base, and VH1 Soul. Rotimi has performed on stage, opening for Jennifer Hudson, T.I., Estelle, and NERD; he also performed on BET’s show 106 and Park and appeared in R&B singer Keyshia Cole’s music video “Trust and Believe” as Cole’s unfaithful boyfriend. Rotimi garnered music placement with “I’m the
One” on the first episode of Boss. In 2015, American rapper and executive producer of Power, 50 Cent signed Rotimi to his label, G-Unit Records. He also released his first G-Unit single “Lotto” featuring 50 Cent.