During a visit to President Nana Akufo-Addo at the Jubilee House in Accra, Idris Elba expressed his concern about the lack of facilities that hinder filmmaking in Africa. The British actor stated that his team has been working on a plan for three to four years to establish a facility at the heart of African filmmaking. The project, currently named West African Studios, aims to attract more filmmakers to Ghana and West Africa. Elba hopes that this initiative will help address the shortage of facilities available for African filmmaking.
In addition to his plans for West African Studios, Idris Elba announced that he intends to film a movie in Ghana in December, marking his second time shooting in the country. However, some critics have accused the actor of disregarding his Sierra Leonean roots. Elba addressed these criticisms on Twitter, assuring his Sierra Leonean fans that he has not forgotten his home country.
Idris Elba is well-known for his roles in various film and television productions, including Luther, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, and The Wire.