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Watch the Lighthearted New Trailer for Idris Elba's Netflix Series 'Turn Up Charlie'

The actor is also preparing for his first-ever appearance on SNL.

Idris Elba is a man of many talents, and they all come together on his upcoming Netflix series Turn Up Charlie.

The comedy will premiere next month on the global streaming service. Ahead of its release, Netflix has dropped the trailer for the show, in which Elba plays a struggling DJ-turned nanny—drawing on elements of his own life pre-megastardom. This is Elba's second comedy series following the family show In the Long Run, which premiered in 2018.


Here's a full synopsis of the show:

Turn Up Charlie centers on the titular Charlie (Idris Elba), a struggling DJ and eternal bachelor, who is given a final chance at success when he reluctantly becomes a 'manny' to his famous best friend's problem-child daughter, Gabby (Frankie Hervey). Piper Perabo and JJ Feild co-star.

The newly released trailer sees the actor, who's convinced his parents that he is a "music mogul," taking on gigs at Nigerian weddings and becoming a nanny to a sly young girl who has made a habit out of terrorizing her nannie. Check it out below.

Turn Up Charlie | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix www.youtube.com

Elba will make his Saturday Night Live debut on Saturday, March 9 in support of the shows premiere. All eight episodes of the show will be available on Netflix on March 15.


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Angélique Kidjo on Africa Day: 'We demand not to be at the mercy of our circumstances anymore.'

We speak to the inimitable Angélique Kidjo who shares some of her refreshing thoughts on Africa Day.

Today is Africa Day and while primarily a commemoration of the formation of the African Union (AU) back in 1963, it has also become an opportunity to unapologetically celebrate Africa while providing a moment for reflection on how far we've come as a continent and as a people.

With this year's theme focused on "Silencing the Guns in the context of the COVID19", there has never been a more important time for deep reflection on our collective present and future as Africans.

And who better to share in that reflection than the legendary and inimitable Beninese musician Angélique Kidjo? A fierce African and artist who has paved the way for many of her contemporaries including Burna Boy, Davido, Thandiswa Mazwai, and several others, the four-time Grammy award winner emphasises the urgent need for unity among Africans. 'It's about time that people start realising that Africa is a continent. I've been saying this my entire career,' she says passionately.

OkayAfrica spoke briefly to Kidjo who shared some of her refreshing thoughts on this year's Africa Day.

This interview has been edited for length and clarity.

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