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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.

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News of Kenneth David Kaunda's passing, at age 97, has reverberated across the globe. Kaunda, affectionately known as KK, was Zambia's first President from 1964 to 1991.

Following Nelson Mandela's passing in December 2013, Kenneth Kaunda became Africa's last standing hero. Now with his passing on Thursday, June 17 — after being admitted to the Maina Soko Military Hospital in Lusaka earlier in the week — this signals the end of Africa's liberation history chapter.

It is tempting to make saints out of the departed. The former Zambian struggle hero did many great things. He was, after all, one of the giants of the continent's struggle against colonialism. Ultimately however, he was a human being. And as with all humans, he lived a complicated and colourful life.

Here are six facts you might not have known about him.

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