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Idris Elba to release Album “mi Mandela” Inspired by Nelson Mandela Film Role | Watch

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It looks like Idris Elba playing the role of the late South African icon Nelson Mandela had a lot of impact on the star.

Idris has officially announced that he has plans for an album inspired by his experience playing the late anti-Apartheid leader in the hit movie Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. 

The album is to be titled “mi Mandela” and will feature South African musical talent and guest vocals from acts like Mumford & Sons, James Blake, Maverick Sabre and Mr. Hudson.

This is not Idris’ first attempt at music as he has released music under the name “Dris” and also stared in the video for Mumford & Sons – “Lovers of The Light“.

Speaking in a video announcing the album, Idris said – “South Africa has numerous different tribes, and each one has a musical expression, and each one has a very unique, different sound style“. “I had my studio at the apartment I was staying in while I was making Mandela – a little keyboard, a laptop – and as an experiment to myself, I vowed to keep making music.

Idris Elba for mi Mandela Album - Bellanaija - September 2014
The album is set o be released on Monday 24th November 2014 in Johannesburg, South Africa; Mali and London.

3 Comments

  1. bruno

    September 24, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    Pls somebody STOP HIM, before he kills all his sexiness. This is too much.

  2. azzy

    September 24, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    his singing voice is soothing
    go to youtube
    he is after all an Actor, film producer, singer, DJ…

  3. Akpeno

    September 24, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    I’m ashamed to say, I was listening but heard nothing! I was too busy gazing at his gorgeous face and wallowing in his sex appeal! Lord help me this man is attractive and sexy!

    Ok I will watch again and this time listen and hear! 😛

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