Idris Elba Links With Aero Manyelo & Mahotella Queens In 'Aero Mathata' [Premiere]

Stream our premiere of Idris Elba's "Aero Mathata," featuring beatwork from Aero Manyelo and vocals from Mahotella Queens.

"Aero Mathata" is the lead track from Idris Elba's upcoming mi Mandela album, a Madiba-inspired 11-track "“celebration of South African music” that Elba curated, wrote and produced alongside SA and British collaborators. The single blends harmonies from 60s Mbaqanga 'girl group' Mahotella Queens over an infectious afro-tech concoction from producer Aero Manyelo. Elba's idea for mi Mandela was conceived while he was in Johannesburg filming Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom. Recorded between in Johannesburg, London and Mali, the album will feature an eclectic cast of contributors including Mumford & Sons, James Blake, Cody Chestnutt, Nothembi Mkhwebane, Mr. Hudson, Phuzekhemisi and more. Idris Elba Presents mi Mandela will be released on November 27 on 7wallace (Elba’s own imprint)/Parlophone., pre-order it here.


The 10 Best Ghanaian Songs of the Month (July)

Featuring Black Sherif, Sarkodie, Stonebwoy, M3NSA x M.anifest, and more.

As the summer winds down releases have slowed down just a tad, but it's nothing to fear because a number of our Ghanaian music faves are in album mode, and it's only a matter of time before they let loose! In the meantime the rest of our faves have been steady dishing out that fire, making for another month of dope releases. Want the scoop? Check out the best Ghanaian songs of the month below!

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