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Rotimi becomes a father for the first time with the birth of a baby boy

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Rotimi and his fiancée, Vanessa Mdee, are celebrating the birth of their first child.

The Power star made the announcement Wednesday on Instagram, revealing his name, Seven Adeoluwa Akinosho, with a photo of him holding the infant’s hand.

Numerous celebrities responded with comments full of love.

“Omg! The prince is here! Congrats and God Bless your family,” wrote Naturi Naughton, who starred with Rotimi on Power. Another actress from the series, La La Anthony, commented, “Congrats on a beautiful blessing.”

Wale and Tank also posted hearts for the happy couple.

Rotimi and Vanessa announced earlier this month that she was expecting. “My greatest gift has been you. You changed my life and now we are beautifully linked forever to raise a little us.” Rotimi wrote on September 7. “I pray our son has your glow Your heart, Your mind, and your spirit. I will protect you and our son with everything I have.” He added, “You belong in a museum, baby…. Buttascotch prince on the way.”

The actor/singer and the songwriter from Tanzania met at the Essence Festival in New Orleans. They were engaged on December 30, 2020 in Atlanta.

Rotimi, who released his debut solo album, All or Nothing, on August 27, will appear in the upcoming remake of the classic 1990 film House Party, which starred Kid ‘n Play, Martin Lawrence, Tisha Campbell, A.J. Johnson and the late Robin Harris, plus Full Force members Paul Anthony and Bow-Legged Lou.


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