Idris elba

You could be going on a date this Valentine’s with Idris Elba

And here's how you can get bidding...

By Rebecca Shepherd, 26 January 2017
You could be going on a date this Valentine’s with Idris Elba

One lucky person- and we mean incredibly lucky person - will get to spend some quality time eating delicious food, drinking amazing cocktails all whilst looking into the eyes of actor Idris Elba, as part of a charity initiative to raise funds. 

And you know what? I'll let you pound my yams

The dreamy Luther actor has put himself up for auction as a Valentine’s date to raise money for the charity, Women Everywhere Can Lead which helps schoolgirls in Sierra Leone become a new generation of dynamic female leaders. 

In an online video, the actor, musician, and DJ offers bidders a ‘romantic evening’ involving cocktails, food and ‘whatever your heart desires’. And better yet, all flights and hotels will be included in the prize.

He said: "I'd like you to be my Valentine. That's right love. Just you and me. No one else around, just us. 

"Now every entry to join me on this romantic evening supports the great cause W.E Can Lead. But back to you and me. You see that chair? That's for you. And we'll get things started off with cocktails or perhaps Champagne. 

"And once we're feeling comfortable we can order whatever your heart desires. 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. 

"And for dessert you can have whatever you want and I mean whatever you want. 

"Candy hearts is just the beginning. So, will you be my Valentine? Enter now, and join me for a night you will not forget. Please sign up, I wanna see you on date night."

The charity, which Idris is supporting, is committed to ensuring young girls receive the educational opportunity, leadership development and mentoring support necessary to become the new generation of female leaders across Africa. 

Safe spaces are created for girls to learn critical life skills, build self-esteem and defy the cultural norms that hinder them from fulfilling their full potential.

So if drinking cocktails, over a candlelit table, whilst looking into the eyes of Idris, make sure you sign up to the good cause here