British award-winning actor and musician, Idris Elba, has been cast as DJ Charlie Ayo, a Nigerian Disc Jockey in new series ‘Turn Up Charlie’.
The series, which recently premiered on Netflix, follows Charlie, 20 years after his one hit wonder. His parents back home think he is now a successful and famous musician but he is mostly just a hustler.
Charlie is given a final chance at success when he reluctantly becomes a nanny to his famous best friend David’s daughter who’s just moved back to London with his DJ wife Sara (Piper Perabo). David is played by JJ Feild and his problem child is Gabrielle (Frankie Hervey).
The British web series was written by Nigerian-British actor and writer, Femi Oyeniran, joined by Laura Neal, Victoria Asare-Archer, and Georgia Lester.