It feels like just yesterday that Idris Elba introduced his daughter to the world at the red carpet premiere of, interesting enough, Tyler Perry’s Daddy’s Little Girls. That was back in 2007.
Now, more than a decade later, Isan Elba has turned 16, and with the help of her famous father, was able to ring in her sweet sixteenth festivities in the most epic fashion. Videos from the big party showed Isan making an entrance in a white dress (she changed into another one later) with a sheer white hooded cape. Idris was by her side in all white (with a hint of red on his head) to help her celebrate a milestone year:
Always been a daddy’s little girl! ?
A post shared by Isan Elba (@isanelba) on Jan 9, 2018 at 4:13pm PST
Had @stedslayedit hair all pinned up (so you couldn’t see how amazing it looked) but I still looked BOMB thanks to @_makeupbybarbee_ ❤️. Lashes by @cestlavielashextensions
A post shared by Isan Elba (@isanelba) on Jan 8, 2018 at 4:36pm PST
Y’all aren’t ready for all the pictures, videos, and details from my birthday bash last night! ? (those are called the “yassss fingers” btw)
A post shared by Isan Elba (@isanelba) on Jan 7, 2018 at 6:32pm PST
The party included a performance by the rapper YFNLucci, who Isan hopped on stage with, alongside friends, and danced and rapped to. The rapper would later pose with the birthday girl and her parents:
#PressPlay: Aw, @yfnlucci surprised #IdrisElba’s daughter at her 16th birthday party this weekend ???
A post shared by The Shade Room (@theshaderoom) on Jan 8, 2018 at 9:13am PST
As for papa Idris, days before the big event, he gushed over the teen on her birthday, sending a heartfelt message about how she changed his life for the better, and reminding us that her name, Isan, is an Indian name meaning “long-awaited gift bearer”:
Isan is 16 today!! What?? I’m so proud of my lil mami .. I’m very lucky to have her in my life. Her entire life represents a change for the better… The long awaited gift bearer. I love you @isanelba Dad.
A post shared by Idris Elba (@idriselba) on Jan 4, 2018 at 7:24pm PST
Isan is definitely growing up to be a gorgeous young lady, and a helpful one too. Idris recently shared that his daughter keeps him hip (“She told me Snapchat is no good“) and humble.
“She loves me but she tells me to calm down a little bit,” he told Jimmy Fallon last year. “She thinks I’m trying to be cool all of the time and I’m like, I am cool.”