Idris Elba Plays a Nigerian In New Netflix Comedy Series ‘Turn Up Charlie’

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Netflix new comedy series, Turn Up Charlie gets to the heart of Idris Elba, sitting at the intersection of his two passions: deejaying and making heartwarming dramedies that reflect his immigrant working-class London origins.

Elba plays the title character of an old-school D.J, Charlie Ayo, who is 20 years past his lone hit and too ashamed to tell his parents back in Nigeria that he’s a failure.

Throughout the series, Charlie’s parents are back home in Nigeria, so he lives with his old-school aunt, Lydia, who has no tolerance for him and his nonsense. Much like typical Nigerian aunts are, she’s brash, abrasive and absolutely hilarious.

Charlie is given a final chance at success when he reluctantly becomes a nanny to his famous best friend’s problem-child daughter.

Nigerian British actor and writer, Femi Oyeniran joined Laura Neal, and Victoria Asare-Archer, and Georgia Lester as writers for the British web series.

 The show will be perfect for a weekend binge session.


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