We had the good fortune of connecting with Rotimi Johnson JR and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Rotimi, do you disagree with some advice that is more or less universally accepted?
I’ve always disagreed with playing life safe. You‘ll never know how much potential you have until you take risk. We all have gifts and abilities, but we all do not come from nurturing environments for creativity. I believe there is a such thing as safe risk. This is when you plan out a gamble! Life is too short. If you’re really interested in something, research it and figure it out. Be great at anything you want and the rest will come. Focus on your energy.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I am a :licensed barber, photographer, artist, Cash Global Collection Owner. Barbering is my main source of income. It was the closest profession to my artistic approach on life. It came to me easiest because I draw and paint. My photographer has been featured in a few magazines. My style is very Houston inspired: nightlife, colorful, black, drippy. My Cash Global clothing brand was a way for me to get into fashion while also adding financial value to those purchasing them. I learned a lot in my short background in the financial industry. I felt like the knowledge learned there is not taught to most people especially in the black community. So buyers have cards that come with the clothing with financial advise. The clothes are WAVY! I design all of the artwork for the clothing and my page. My favorite shirt is the Wavy Navy. I’ve learned that you don’t have to fit in a box designed by others. You will piss off a lot of people, but you’ll be the master of your own life in the process.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
My favorite food spot is Chicken Plus on North Wayside. It’s a Black Owned business in the hood so the people and the food are real. Fried Chicken wings, rice and gravy, Kool-aid is the go to. Bourbon Sizzler is becoming a favorite spot too. It is a Black Owned Jamaican/ Cajun restaurant with the best jerk chicken in the city. Kobam’s West African & Caribbean Cuisine is fire. The chef is a fellow Nigerian. The food and service is excellent. Lucille’s is a more upscale black restaurant with great food and service.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
@PinkRiCo on Instagram @lexihtx on Instagram @more.about.dreams on Instagram @sidcentral on Instagram
Other: @RotimiOsahon on Instagram @TimCutzRotimi
Image Credits @RotimiOsahon @CashGlobalCollection