Rotimi Salami biography
Full Name: Rotimi Salami
Birth place: Surulere, Lagos
Famous as: Actor, entrepreneur
Years active: 2007 – present
Nominations: City People Movie Award for Revelation of the Year (Yoruba)
Education: New York Film Academy | Battery Place, New York, Lagos State University
Awards: City People Movie Award for Best Supporting Actor of the Year (Yoruba)
Biographical and educational career
Rotimi was born and bred up in Lagos State, his home city.
Rotimi Salami had his primary and secondary education in Lagos State and later at the Lagos State University where he bagged a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology.
He went further to New York Film Academy in the United States of America to have a Diploma in Film Directing.
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Rotimi who started acting from his primary school days as member of the Drama Club joined the Nigerian Movie Industry (Nollywood) in 2007.
After having series of auditions, he finally got the mandate to act his first movie “Unknown Revenge”.
He built on his skills and got another role in a television series “Shangisha Kingdom”, a movie produced by Ola Razak and Chief Executive Officer of Cobweb Audiovisual production.
He has acted in a number of movies some of which are Dear Mother, Bella’s Place, Unknown Revenge, Cascade, Crack in the Wall, Alan Poza, Leave My Boyfriend, 11th Hour, One Love, This Life, Papa Ajasco, About to Wed and several others.
He is creative, skillful and highly talented actor. He knows how to interpret movie roles and he accepts any character assigned him by movie producers and directors in the industry.
Rotimi is also a movie producer and has successfully produced and directed several Nollywood movies including a popular Television Sitcom “Kuti’s Career Place” Is a movie that dwells on the general career challenges in all spheres of life with particular reference to African setting. Is a movie full of laughter and touchy messages to mankind.
The movie was very successful and was freely aired in several radio and television stations across Nigeria. The movie also earned him a nomination for best film producer at the African Magic Viewers Choice Awards.
He also successfully produced and directed other movies including the ‘Beautiful World’, ‘Letter to My Mother’ among others.
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Rotimi Salami, aside acting is an entrepreneur. He is the Chief Executive Officer of Monski Media Concept, a company reputed for film making.
To this end, he hopes to use the film production company to contribute to the entertainment industry by creating jobs for the millions of unemployed Nigerian youths and encourage those who have passion for acting to develop and grow in the industry.
Awards and recognitions
Rotimi Salami has won several prestigious awards. They include:
Best actor in a supporting role at the African Magic Viewers Choice Awards.
Most promising act to watch at the City People Entertainment Awards
Best actor in Nigeria at the African Movie Academy Awards.
Rotimi Salami is a prominent Nigerian actor, rated one of the richest and most influential with a net worth of about $500,000 dollars.