Rotimi & His Fiancée Vanessa Mdee Announce They’re Expecting A Baby Boy


Rotimi & His Fiancée Vanessa Mdee Announce They’re Expecting A Baby Boy

Congratulations are in order for Rotimi, 32, and his fiancée, Vanessa Mdee, 33, who have a baby boy on the way.

The couple announced Wednesday (Sept. 7), that they are expecting their first child together.

Rotimi, Vanessa Mdee

The ‘Power‘ star, alongside his singer and songwriter fianceé, revealed the big news while also discussing the journey thus far. On her pregnancy Vanessa Mdee said,

“He’s been so good to us. No real pain or symptoms. Some funny cravings and food aversions here and there. It’s been much harder in these final weeks because he’s preparing his arrival, but all in all we’ve been super blessed.” 

Rotimi and Vanessa Mdee, who got engaged in Dec. 2020, met at a party during Essence Festival in New Orleans, LA. On becoming inseparable, Rotimi said,

“Vee headed back to Africa [then] but we quickly realized we couldn’t and didn’t want to live without each other.” 

Rotimi, who recently released his debut album, ‘All or Nothing,’ has also been tapped to star in the upcoming remake of the 90’s classic film, ‘House Party.’

Rotimi explained how the film, which will be produced by Lebron James’ SpringHill company, is different than the original.

“It’s a fresh look, but it’s more of the same kind of storyline obviously… and the same elements but different characters, whole different generation. We have [a] similar storyline a bit, but it’s just new age and it’s just a fresh spin on it for sure.” 

He added,

“We’re not playing the same Kid n’ Play but it’s like a new age version of them, but not them, if that makes sense. It’s not like their sons or anything like that.”

The original House Party was released in 1990 has been a staple of style and culture. Rotimi wants fans to know that the cast has worked really hard to produce something ‘special.’ He said,

“I think the production has been great, you know, it was filled with a lot of hungry young new rising star actors, so everybody’s trying to prove themselves and we challege each other on this man. We knew that like creating a generational movie like that and touching that legacy, we have to bring our A-game.”

He continued,

“So we didn’t take it lightly and it’s just super funny, you know, we were able to adlib a lot, you know, our director, Chuck, was really amazing with that and we just had fun man, we just made it like today’s humor and it’s going to be very very special.” 

Congrats to Rotimi and Vanessa Mdee!

Authored by: Ellori Nicole