Idris Elba To Release Nelson Mandela Inspired Album 'mi Mandela'

Watch Idris Elba talk through the album and its features.

Idris Elba has announced plans to release an album inspired entirely by South African music, titled 'mi Mandela'.

The concept for the eleven-track album came to the Capital XTRA DJ when he spent eight months in South Africa filming as Nelson Mandela in 'Long Walk To Freedom'. 

Idris Elba Mi Mandela Artwork

Set to feature a blend of South African and British talent, names already announced as working on the album are Mavrick Sabre, Mr Hudson and James Blake. 

The album has a 24th November release date.