Rotimi, an actor and musician, appears to be fully aware of the factors that helped him garner so much attention throughout his career.
As opposed to having a negative impact on him, Rotimi claims that playing the character of Andre Coleman in the well-liked television series Power, executive produced by rapper 50 Cent, attracted a lot of attention from the public.
He said people sometimes questioned how he managed to mix making good music and playing a villain in the series in an interview with Hitz FM’s Doreen Avio.
“People were just like how can you just play such a villain but then make such beautiful music… [like ‘In my bed’ and ‘Love Rhythm’]. It’s just a testament to God’s gift and talent and just being able to create as freely as I want to and not have anything that holds me back”, Rotimi stressed.
The actor-singer briefly discussed his interactions with Omari Hardwick, 50 Cent, and other series cast members.
These are his brothers, according to Rotimi, who also says that he will always be grateful to them for introducing him to essential information about the music and film industries and putting him on the road to professionalism.
“It was a lot of big brother stuff, they taught me a lot about the industry and how to be a professional and I’m forever grateful, and you know 50 Cent made me a lot of money so I will forever be grateful to him,” he told Doreen Avio.
Andre Coleman, also known as Dre, is a major antagonist in the Power TV series. His role presented him as a gangster and a drug dealer, who was once the right-hand man of Drug Lord Kanan and Ghost.
Power is an American crime drama television series created and produced by Courtney A. Kemp in collaboration with Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson.
Rotimi is currently in Ghana tying up stuff with Kuami Engene on his latest single Crypto Currency. The two, after briefly touring the streets of Accra last week, have reportedly shot a video to the new record, which fans are eagerly anticipating.