Rotimi is in the land of love these days after proposing to his longtime girlfriend Vanessa Mdee last December.
The R&B singer and actor says he chooses to celebrate his woman every day and not just during the months dedicated to celebrating women on the calendar.
“Oh she gets the grand gestures every day. Every month is…women’s appreciation month, everything [is] for her,” he says. “I take pride in that and shoutout to everyone who’s making that commitment and getting into marriage. It’s a big thing, it’s a beautiful thing. We live life like that every day. She’ll be the first one to tell you.”
Rotimi is fresh off his role in Eddie Murphy‘s Coming 2 America. The cast’s costumes were designed by Oscar-winner Ruth E. Carter, who also designed a unique purple and gold stitched Crown Royal bottle bag that ties back to its royal roots.
Rotimi says it was a “special” experience working with Carter, who tailored each costume to every individual artist and actor on set. “She made the outfit feel like it was a superhero outfit. When you put it on, you felt like…I am from Zamunda,” says Rotimi. “It was beautiful working with her and it goes to show how talented she is to make the Crown Royal limited edition bottle.”
“To be able to partner with Crown Royal…to be the face of new royalty and next generation and Black excellence and community — I think it was the perfect marriage between Coming 2 America and Crown Royal,” he continues. “And working with [Ruth] she’s impacting both so it’s a blessing.” (AUDIO IS ABC 1-ON-1)
Rotimi’s appearance on Crown Royal’s Royal Cuts content series is available now on YouTube.
By Rachel George
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