Wedding bells toll as Rotimi engages Vanessa Mdee

Thursday December 31 2020
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By The Citizen Reporter

The year 2020 might have been a gloomy one in the entertainment industry; however, for Bongo Flava songstress Vanessa Mdee is ending on a high.

This is after the singer was engaged to her Nigerian-American boyfriend Rotimi late last night, an announcement that excited her followers on social media.

In a clip that was posted The Shade Room page on Instgram, show Rotimi going down to his knees to propose to Vanessa.

The two were later seen in company of friends having dinner at a location which was not immediately named with Vanessa showing off her ring.

Rotimi and Mdee first went public with their relationship last year, and they’ve only gotten closer since. The couple told us they first met at ESSENCE Festival and, funny enough, Rotimi actually had another date lined up before he and Mdee crossed paths.


“I actually was there with somebody else, just a weekend friend,” he admits. “She ended up getting sick. We were supposed to go to this party, and [she said] I don’t want to come. I said, ‘okay, it’s fine. I’m just going to go for 15 minutes.’ I end up going and some of my castmates were also there. That’s where I end up meeting [Vanessa.] Fifteen minutes turned into an hour and a half conversation. Nothing else mattered in the room.”

After a month of long-distance communication, the lovebirds went on their first official date. It didn’t take long for her to make the decision to relocate for the relationship.

“I feel like we’ve been together for lifetimes,” she said. “So, this is just this body and I just met her again on this earth. It felt like that from day one, and I’ve never had a connection that instantly. [I told her] I don’t want you to go back to Africa. I want you to stay with me.”

Currently, the couple is residing in Atlanta and feel more assured than ever that their relationship was meant to be. Mdee says Rotimi in a sense saved her life.