Hollywood Actor; Idris Elba features on remix of VVIP’s “Selfie”
As Reported by Ameyaw Debrah: Yes, Ghana’s most popular urban music genre, hiplife seems set to receive a new boast! Hiplife group, VVIP has managed to pull in world renowned actor and DJ, Idris Elba on the remix of their hit song, ‘Selfie’. ‘Selfie’ became the debut single when veteran music group, VIP metamorphosed into VVIP after the introduction of the founder of hiplife, Reggie Rockstone, as a new member. The single, spawned a new movement, #selfiefriday on social media that has caught the attention of the world, including the fast emerging new poster-boy of Hollywood, and rumoured next James Bond ( and first Black Bond), Idris Elba!
The remix which I listened to exclusively, sees the British actor, who is of Ghana and Sierra Leone roots, rapping in pidgin English and refering to Hiplife as his new wife. Idris also makes a cheeky reference to photobombing Oprah Winfrey’s much talked-about first selfie. In his hooks, Idris says “Ask Oprah who taught her how to selfie”. Oprah made headlines with her first attempt at a selfie during the 45th annual NAACP Image Awards in February this year. The media mogul wrote on Twitter “My first selfie,” “Love @idriselba! #imageawards”, taking the photo below. “Did I just photo bomb Oprah???” Elba tweeted along with a retweet of the 60-year-old “Butler” star’s twitpic.