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Idris Elba to Build Clinic in Sierra Leone

Idris Elba is one hunk of chocolate sexiness. To add to it all, he has a big heart. In an interview with The Observer, he tells us what he thinks of Nollywood films and shares that he and his cousin have plans to open a clinic in the war torn nation of Sierra Leone. Idris, who was born in England, also shared that he’s embarassed by the fact that he has not been to either of his parents’ birth place. His father is from Sierra Leone while his mother is from Ghana.

“It’s embarrassing. I have to go. There are plans, serious plans! I can’t wait… I want to go to Sierra Leone with something – whether it’s some sort of contribution to healthcare, or to the entertainment industry. My cousin is a nurse; we are talking about opening a clinic.”

And what does he really think about Nollywood?

“Different strokes for different folks,” he says, laughing. “My parents love those films, they relate to them. But for me… the mistakes in continuity, the music playing over the dialogue the whole time, and there is always a central character who is an African woman screaming! Always!”

On his dream to build a movie studio in Sierra Leone: 

“I would really like to open a studio in Sierra Leone. It’s a country that can actually house and look like many parts of the world. If I could somehow encourage a film community to use Sierra Leone as the studio in West Africa to make films there, that would be really cool.”

LMAO at how true his criticism of Nigerian movies is 🙂



2 responses

  1. Idris Elba is my husband.

    May 18, 2011 at 7:48 pm

  2. Cheneaka Bailor

    Idris I lovee youu to bits! You should defoo givee backk! I’m Sierra Leonean but born British too! Look forward to hearing what you’ve donee!

    April 22, 2012 at 8:50 pm

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