Sierra Leonean-born Hollywood actor Idris Elba plans on investing in major a film studio in Tanzania, as disclosed by Zuhura Yunus, the Director of Presidential Communications.


The plans came a few days after Idris and his wife, Sabrina Elba met and conversed with the Tanzanian President, Samia Suluhu Hassan at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.


The news was made public on Monday when the Director of Presidential Communications, Zuhura Yunus was briefing journalists on the outcome of the President’s trip to Davos, for the 53rd World Economic Forum Annual Meeting.


She said, “the president met with Idris Elba and his wife Sabrina, they are keen to invest in a film studio in Tanzania”.


She added that “discussions on the project have just begun, and if successful, the project will help not only Tanzania but also Eastern and Central Africa”.


According to the latest estimates, the British Hollywood actor has a net worth of $40 million. Idrissa Akuna Elba was born on 6th September 1972 to a Sierra Leonean father, Winston Elba, and a Ghanaian mother, Eve.


Speaking in an interview with South Africa’s SA people, Idris said he is not only keen on making more movies in Africa but also wants to support the development of the film industry in the African continent.


He said “I’m really keen on the development of Africa”, saying that his parents are from Africa, “I feel like that continent deserves some real tender care and love, and thought”, he added.


Starring in the new movie ‘Beast’, which was completely shot in South Africa, the movie star revealed that he wants to import the knowledge he has garnered from the Western world and amplify it in Africa. 


Idris has been featured in many popular Hollywood movies including the iconic ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’, ‘Fast and Furious Present: Hobbs&Cats’, ‘Thor: The Dark World’, ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’, and others.


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