idris elba mandela tribute album

Idris Elba revealed that he will be releasing an album dedicated to the late Nelson Mandela.

The talented actor stars as the anti-apartheid icon in the biopic Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom and explained how the role inspired him to write new music.


Idris described the album as a love letter and revealed that it will be called Mi Mandela.

I’m really proud of the album. I’ll wait until the film has died down so it doesn’t get muddled but I’ll release it in the new year. Basically, it’s a love letter from me to Mandela about me playing him.

Nelson Mandela passed away on 5 December, the day of the Royal Film premiere of Mandela.