BRITISH ACTOR IDRIS ELBA PLAYS NIGERIAN DJ IN NEW SERIES
Written by thereachfm on March 18, 2019
British award-winning actor and musician, Idris Elba has been cast as DJ Charlie Ayo, a Nigerian Disc Jockey in new series Turn Up Charlie.
Reports has it that the series, which recently premiered on Netflix, follows Charlie, who is 20 years past his lone hit and too ashamed to tell his parents back in Nigeria that he’s a failure.
The British web series was written by Nigerian-British actor and writer, Femi Oyeniran joined Laura Neal, Victoria Asare-Archer, and Georgia Lester.
This is not the first time Elba, who is also a DJ and rapper, is taking on an African character as he starred as Nelson Mandela in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom in 2013.