Multi-award winning Tanzanian singer Vanessa Mdee announced Thursday that she's engaged to Nigerian-American actor Olurotimi ‘Rotimi’ Akinosho.
The US-based songbird, who broke off a five-year relationship with pop heartthrob Juma Jux in 2018, shared a video on Instagram of a gleaming diamond ring on her finger with a sweet caption.
She wrote: “A year and a half ago the world laughed at me when I said I knew you were my husband only days after spending time with you. I didn’t blame them, after all, it’s an uncommon and inexplicable feeling when you meet your soulmate. (Also they’d met the Vee who had no plans to be married). On my 30th birthday, my plans for the years to come were so different from where we are now, but God laughs when we are making plans. Jeremiah 29:11: ‘For I know the plans I have for you, they are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope’.”
Over the moon with the engagement, the singer said she knew the Power actor,32, was special.
“Honestly, my future was feeling bleak and I was losing hope in what I thought was a perfect plan. And then I met you... You saved my life in ways only a man appointed and anointed by God could. There are no words to describe the power of surrendering to God and in this case to love. God is love! I spent my whole life searching for joy and peace in things and places that could offer nothing but a temporary high. With your love, I bask in abundance. For everything I did right God blessed me with you.”
And concluded the post with a “YES” to their happily thereafter, “The answer is YES! Yes to my best friend, Yes to my soulmate, Yes to the love of my life. Over and over and over again in every lifetime. How you located me in this time and loved me in ways only you could is a testament to God’s divine order of things and favour and grace. And suddenly it all makes sense. New initials V.A.”
Congratulations to Vanessa Mdee and Rotimi!