Do You Know Idris Elba? See What He Intends To Do In Ghana

By Agboola Ibrahim

Idris Elba has promised the Ghanian president that he would develop the face of Ghana film academy.

His intention was revealed when he paid a courtesy visit to the President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo at the Jubilee House in Accra, the capital of Ghana.

Idrissa Akuna Elba OBE is an English actor. An alumnus of the National Youth Theatre in London, he is known for roles including Stringer Bell in the HBO series The Wire, DCI John Luther in the BBC One series Luther, and Nelson Mandela in the biographical film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.

Frankly, the actor spoke about the nerd for a thorough strategy to advance Ghana into the forefront of the film industry.

Elba took to his Facebook page and reposted a statement from Akufo-Addo which read;

“On Friday, 3rd February 2023, I received English actor, Idris Elba OBE, to Jubilee House, the seat of the nation’s presidency, as part of efforts to promote the “Beyond the Return” initiative.

The time has come to engage Africans in the diaspora and all persons of African descent more positively in areas such as trade and investment co-operation, and skills and knowledge development.”

The ‘Taken’ actor contends that strong and thriving film industries start with sound public policy. He said that because they recognize the financial worth of the film business, nations like South Africa, Europe, Greece, and Morocco have made investments in their policies.

He said: “The National Film Authority has done the work. Put together a comprehensive plan to propel Ghana into the forefront. It needs to be robust. It needs to be competitive. We believe for sure, and I know you believe in your legacy that you want to leave behind, that Ghana should step up to start attracting those filmmakers.

“What I want to do is that I have a film that I’m directing, and I’m hoping to bring that film, or at least some of that film, to shoot it in Ghana. That film will be here in December. We start pre-production in August. Some of the films, in two or three weeks, will be in Ghana by December.”