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New music from Idris Elba – You Give Me Love

Idris Elba won’t have a difficult time should he decide to relocate to South Africa. His was the name on everyone’s lips a few weeks ago when he played a DJ set at an Oude Meester event in Johannesburg. He also crept into the heart of many South Africans when he played Nelson Mandela in the biopic about his life. Still on that Mandela tip, Idris has now released an album inspired by the icon entitled mi Mandela.

In the video below he speaks about the latest single from the album, You Give Me Love.

Idris wrote and produced the album while he was in South Africa shooting the movie. The album infuses South African sounds such as Mbhaqanga. I thought this particular song sounded more Reggae/Jamaican than South African but it is good nonetheless.

Watch the video for the song below:

 

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Richmond Sajini is a musician and media entrepreneur in the public relations, television, radio and retail spaces in South Africa. He studied Public Relations and Communication at the University of Johannesburg and has worked on brands such as Coca Cola, Tsogo Sun, Heineken as well as the South African National Roads Agency. He has been told to shut up many times by people who don’t understand that he is in love with the sound of his own voice. For this reason he decided to start his own blog where he would share his thoughts and experiences without inhibition. Visit his blog, www.randomramblings.co.za and follow him on Twitter @richmondsajini.

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