Posted: Thursday 22nd May 2014 at 9:00 am

Hollywood Star Idris Elba Heads Home To Ghana For The First Time

British actor, Idris Elba, is headed for Ghana and according a tip revealed some months back, he would be shooting movie with top African stars.

Elba, who recently played Mandela in the movie Long Walk to Freedom, would also visit Sierra Leone. He confirmed the planned trip in Twitter post.

“Ghana what’s up? I’m going back to where my Mum is from for her birthday… My first time… Next up Sierra Leone,” he posted.The actor’s parents hail from both countries.

His mother, Eve, is Ghanaian. He was largely brought up in the United Kingdom by his father, Winston, who hails from Sierra Leone.

The pair got married in Africa before relocating to the UK.

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