Idris Elba Sent the Internet Into a Frenzy When He Asked for a Valentine

Idris Elba Wants YOU TO be His Valentine

Idris Elba Sent the Internet Into a Frenzy When He Asked for a Valentine

A $10 donation could get you champagne and fufu with the star.

Published January 11, 2017

Calling all the ladies who’ve been crushing on Idris Elba since his days on The Wire, here’s your chance to shoot your shot and score a date with him. The British actor is pimping himself out for Valentine’s Day, but it’s OK because it’s for a good cause. He’s teamed up with W.E. Can Lead, a non-profit organization committed to ensuring young girls in Africa receive the educational opportunities, leadership development and the mentoring support they need to reach their full potential.

All you have to do to nab that date with Idris is make a contribution to the cause on Omaze. Just $10 will get you 250 entries to win. Drop $100 and you’ll get 15,000 entries!  

The lucky winner will be flown out (with a friend) to the Hollywood star’s location and put up in a 4-star hotel. They’ll be treated to a romantic dinner where, as he vividly describes in a cheeky two-minute video he posted to Facebook, you can order whatever you like, including the fufu.

"Maybe some truffles, perhaps some steak. Pepper soup and fufu. That’s an African dish, and you pound the yams. And you know what? I’ll let you pound my yams,” Idris says in his velvety accent.

Get the fufu, girl!  

Watch the video above for the rest of his take on the hot date. Even if you enter and don't win, you can play this clip on repeat and almost imagine being right beside him sipping champagne. Almost.

Written by Jazmine A. Ortiz

(Photo: Omaze)


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