Rotimi Akinosho is a triple threat and then some. In addition to being an actor, singer, and songwriter he is the new face of T.I.’s Akoo Clothing line. MSDTV caught up with Rotimi at the Akoo showroom in New York City where we spoke about entertainment, heritage, style, and current events.
Although relatively unknown as an actor, Rotimi was cast as Darius Morrison in the Starz original series, “Boss.” The role was already cast in Los Angeles but executive producer, and director Gus Van Zant wasn’t sold on the actor originally cast to play Darius. Soon after, the singer, and songwriter who’s opened for Jennifer Hudson, T.I. Estelle, and N.E.R.D., joined the gritty political drama. Darius is a smart, and engaging young man who dotes on his elderly grandfather. His suave yet warm personality caught the attention of the titular boss’ daughter, Emma Kane.
In real life Rotimi comes across as a lot like his character; soft spoken, personable, and intelligent. Well-rounded is one of the terms best suited to describe the graduate of the prestigious Northwestern University.
Watch our interview with the New Jersey-born Rotimi to find out more about the lessons he’s learned as a first time actor; the importance of being multi-talented; how the Akoo brand fits the personal style of a man on the go, and more.
VIDEO: Actor Rotimi Akinosho Talks “Boss”, Akoo Clothing, Working w/ Kelsey Grammer & T.I.
After speaking with Rotimi, Akoo’s marketing director Jeff Belizaire broke down the 2012 lookbook, and the northeast representative Dre took us on a tour of the 2012 spring/summer collection.
VIDEO: Behind The Scenes: Akoo Clothing Spring/Summer 2012 Fashion Spread
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All photos courtesy of Akoo Clothing except where noted.