Elba’s long road to re­mem­brance

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Man­dela, My Dad and Me His­tory (DStv Chan­nel 186) Sun­day, 8.30pm Twit­ter had a field day when movie hunk Idris Elba didn’t get into South Africa for his trip to pro­mote his new show, Man­dela, My Dad and Me. Ap­par­ently his 14-year-old daugh­ter didn’t have the re­quired unabridged birth cer­tifi­cate needed to en­ter SA. Nev­er­the­less, the doc­u­men­tary airs tonight. In 2014, Elba pro­duced and re­leased mi Man­dela, an al­bum in­spired by his time re­search­ing and por­tray­ing Nel­son Man­dela in the movie Man­dela: Long Walk to Free­dom. But be­fore Elba left to record the al­bum in South Africa, his fa­ther passed away. Man­dela, My Dad and Me not only doc­u­ments one man’s strug­gle to pro­duce his first al­bum, but his emo­tional quest to pay trib­ute to two in­spi­ra­tional men. – Grethe Koen


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