Nigerian-born American musician and actor, Rotimi has validated the pre-eminence of the Nigerian jollof rice. Specifically, the star of the popular movie series – Power – revealed this in a recent tweet. Indeed, Rotimi affirmed that the Nigerian jollof rice is the best thing he has ever tasted.
Rotimi who arrived in Nigeria on Saturday, November 16 could not hide his fascination for the Nigerian recipe. In fact, he mentioned that the rice he ate is the best he has come across.
Furthermore, he has disclosed that he will be in Lagos on Monday.
Meanwhile, his tweet reads; “Nothing like authentic jollof rice in the capital city!! Abuja is a vibe. Lagos tomorrow”
Nothing like authentic jollof rice in the capital city!! Abuja is a vibe??. Lagos tomorrow ❤️
— Rotimi (@Rotimi) November 16, 2019
Equally important, music was a path that chose Rotimi, born Olurotimi Akinosho, at an early age.
As an only child growing up in his Nigerian household in Maplewood, New Jersey; it was possible for Rotimi’s parents to start his musical education at 5 years old.
Rotimi narrates how he came into limelight
First, his mother, upon learning he could sing, enrolled him in classes that would help his craft; including learning to play the piano and violin and joining the children’s choir.
Further, the singer and his mother continued to nurture his natural talent, and at 15 years old; he placed first in an amateur night competition at the Apollo Theater in Harlem.
Rotimi eventually took his talents to Chicago, where he attended Northwestern University and majored in theatre.
In a recent interview, the 31-year-old musician admits that there are only a couple of similarities he shares with his character in the series, Power.
After perfecting his character for nearly three years on the show, he has grown accustomed to the reactions.
“They’re very similar in terms of ambition. I’m very ambitious, and I want to be the best,” Rotimi said.
“He wants to be the best.
He’s just hungry and I’m hungry.
I think that’s the only similarities. Just the hunger for greatness, and that’s what I live every day.”