It is one thing to appreciate, it is another to celebrate. Today, we will like to appreciate and celebrate one of the young minds in the Nollywood industry who is, as it appears part of the future of the Industry. Featuring as our Man Crush for today is the multi-talented actor, Rotimi Salami.
Rotimi Salami is an Actor, Producer, Director, Writer, Set Designer and C.E.O of Monski Media Concept. He hails from Lagos State, Nigeria. Holds a B.SC in Sociology from the Lagos State University, Lagos and a Diploma in Directing from the New York Film Academy.
Rotimi’s love and passion for acting started since his primary school days as he was a member of the drama club.In 2007, Rotimi made a choice and he started his career in acting professionally. However, through the help of Ola Razak, C.E.O Cobweb Audiovisual Production, his acting career kicked off as he got a role in a movie titled ‘Unknown Revenge’ and then got a role in a TV series titled ‘Shangisha KIngdom’ all produced by Ola Razak.
He has since been part of several Tv series and movies like; Kuti’s Career Palace, Tinsel, Emerald, Super Story, Silent night, Dear Mother, Bella’s Place, Unknown Revenge, Leave My Boyfriend, 11th Hour, About to Wed, One Love, This life, Papa Ajasco, Cascade (Unicef), Crack in the Wall, Alan Poza, Just to mention but a few.
After a while, Rotimi tried his hands on producing and directing after obtaining his diploma in Directing from New York Film Academy in 2010, He produced and directed a TV sitcom, Kuti’s Career Palace that is a hilarious story based on the general career challenges in all stages of life especially in Africa, it airs on 7 major states in Nigeria and it got high ranking in terms of viewership and reviews. In 2014 AMVCA, the hit series bagged a nomination. He also produced and directed two short films in 2011/2012, ‘Letter to my Mother’ and ‘Beautiful World’.
He is a very ambitious, focus driven, a go getter, hardworking, die hard visionist, Adventurous, determined and strong willed young man. Rotimi’s aim is to educate and create job opportunities in the entertainment industry for passionate actors and aspiring filmmakers, while adding financial and commercial value to every life touched they intend to affect the public positively with high quality film productions and stories.
In the last AMVCA Awards, Rotimi Salami bagged the award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Movie/TV Series. Excited Rotimi took to his Instagram page to dedicate his win to his parents who have been through it all with him. He wrote:
“To my parents. Whom gave me the opportunity, support, motivation and encouragement to chase my dream.. it was never easy for a parent whom are already anticipating that soonest, their 1st son will become a Lawyer but that son surfaced mid-way to prioritize Acting over everything… yet they supported me and helped me keep the dream alive even if it was never easy…
they have never judge me for not making so much money yet from acting rather they financially supported me to become a producer from the extremely hard earned money they both make.. i may not have made it this far if not for them. Today I am glad that I am gradually making you proud MR & MRS SALAMI.. ONE DAY-VERY SOON, GOD WILL BLESS ME ENOUGH THAT YOU BOTH WILL NEVER REMEMBER YOU HAVE ONCE SUFFERED TO MAKE SURE YOU TRAINED US THE BEST WAY YOU DID… I wish all parents were like you. I LOVE YOU.”