Oscars: Mandela Family Coming To The Academy Awards For U2 Performance – Deadline.com

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Oscars: Mandela Family Coming To The Academy Awards For U2 Performance – Deadline.com.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences have invited Nelson and Winnie Mandela‘s daughters Zindzi and Zenani to attend the Oscars where U2 will be performing the Academy Award-nominated song, “Ordinary Love” from the film Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom. Bono and U2 were personal friends of their father, and have been working in the Anti-Apartheid movement through their music since the late 1970s when the girls were only in their teens. In a statement the girls said, “This is especially meaningful to us because of how much our father loved watching movies. This song was inspired by the beautiful letters that my father and mother exchanged while he was imprisoned at Robben Island.”

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