Idris Elba dedicates new album to Nelson Mandela

Johannesburg, December 13 (ANI): Idris Elba's new album, 'Mi Mandela', is a "love letter" to the late Nelson Mandela.

According to the Daily Star, the 41-year-old actor who plays the role of the former President in his forthcoming film, Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, said that his new album is a "love letter" from him to Mandela about playing him, News 24 reported.

Elba added that he was inspired by the South African civil rights activist to make new music and is proud of the album.

The 'Luther' star is hoping to release the record next year. (ANI)