British entertainer, Idris Elba speaks on “The Fame Game” on MTV Meets

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Updated September 12, 2012

The Award-winning actor and recording artist, Idris Elba will be speaking on MTV Base Meets on Friday, the star will meet five young panelists from across Africa for an inspiring and illuminating discussion.

Elba, who is also a Disc Jockey (DJ),  will be speaking on his early career, his dislike of fame, his passion for his art, the importance of education and the need to “Think Big” to achieve your dreams.

The actor, who was visiting South Africa in order to play the role of Nelson Mandela in the upcoming movie “Mandela – Long Walk to Freedom”, talked movingly about his art as an actor.

“Performance is fuelled by passion for the piece, for the music, for the words, for the film, whatever it is,” he said

“If you love what you are doing you’re going to do it well. I mean if you have a sort of attachment to whatever it is you’re doing you’re going to do it well, some of my best performances are because, I just love the material, love the character and you just throw yourself into that,” Elba added.

Born in Britain to a Sierra Leonean father and a Ghanaian mother, Idris Elba, otherwise known as Idrissa Akuna Elba, grew up in Canning Town, East London. The talented 40-year old actor is today a renowned and successful television, theatre, and film actor who enjoys a successful career on both sides of the Atlantic.