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Idris Elba Joins D'banj & Shadow Boxxer In The Video For 'Confidential'

Nigerian superstar D'banj and Shadow Boxxer recruit actor Idris Elba for their black-and-white music video for "Confidential."


Idris Elba joins forces with Nigerian superstar D'banj and Shadow Boxxer in their latest music video for "Confidential." The British actor, credited as Driis, delivers a pretty impressive verse as he, D'banj and Shadow Boxxer brag about their top credentials, hotel suites and conquests over a stuttering beat and pop synthesizers. The black-and-white visuals for the single, directed by Thomas Ikimi, follow in the same vein as the crew woo a rotating cast of girls in front of the cameras. This isn't Elba's first excursion into the music world. Last year, he released the Mandela-inspired mi Mandela album — which featured collaborations with Aero ManyeloMumford & Sons, James Blake, Cody Chestnutt, and several others — and he dropped "Selfie" alongside hiplife pioneer Reggie Rockstone, Phyno, and VIP. Watch D'banj, Idris Elba and Shadow Boxxer's video for "Confidential" below.

Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

Dying Lagoons Reveal Mexico’s Environmental Racism

In the heart of a traditionally Black and Indigenous use area in Southwest Mexico, decades of environmental destruction now threatens the existence of these communities.

On an early morning in September 2017, in a little fishing village in the Pacific coast of Oaxaca, called Zapotalito, thousands of dead fish floated on the surface of the Chacahua-Pastoría lagoons. A 7.1-magnitude earthquake, which rattled Mexico City on September 19, was felt as far down as Zapotalito, and the very next morning, its Black, Indigenous and poor Mestizo residents, who depend on the area's handful of lagoons for food and commerce, woke up to an awful smell and that terrible scene of floating fish.

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