Tag Archives: Nelson Mandela

  • Idris Elba To Release Album Inspired by his ‘Mandela’ Role (Watch)

    Sep 24, 14 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment

    *Idris Elba has announced plans for a November release of “mi Mandela,” an album inspired by his experience playing late South African anti-Apartheid leader Nelson Mandela in “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.”‎ According to Billboard, Elba said the release will feature South African musical talent and guest vocals from such artists as Mumford & Sons, […]

  • Winnie Mandela Contesting Nelson Mandela’s Will

    Aug 6, 14 by EURPublisher01 3 Comments

    *Nelson Mandela’s ex-wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is contesting the will of the late anti-apartheid hero in a bid to claim the country estate where he is buried. Relatives of the South African political icon have been bickering over his estate since his death in December, and Mandela’s second wife is now insisting ownership of his country […]

  • ‘Mandela’ Screenwriter Hates On ’12 Years a Slave’ For Stealing Biopic’s Thunder

    Jun 7, 14 by Qwest7 1 Comment

    *”12 Years a Slave” may have received a string of honors and recognition, but at least one person was not as taken with the film. To hear William Nicholson tell it, the Steve McQueen helmed film isn’t as good as “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.” Nicholson, a screenwriter for the Nelson Mandela biopic, stated his […]

  • Nelson Mandela Honored in L.A.

    May 19, 14 by Mohammed Mubarak 1 Comment

    *It was exactly 25 years ago last Wednesday that Nelson Mandela was elected President South Africa and to mark that occasion, Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley Thomas was joined by L.A. City Council members Curren Price, Herb Wesson Jr., and Tom La Bonge at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum for the unveiling of a […]

  • Nelson Mandela’s Memorial Signer Put in Mental Institution after Debacle

    May 12, 14 by Deron Dalton Leave a comment

    *So Thamsanqa Jantjie was crazy after all?! Folks were definitely wondering if he was crazy after Nelson Mandela‘s memorial sing language incident — where he was actually not signing, but making false movements. After the incident, Jantjie was quietly put in a mental institution. He explained what happened to him the day of Mandela’s memorial and […]

  • Nelson Mandela’s Daughters to Attend Oscars for U2 Performance

    Feb 24, 14 by EURpublisher02 Leave a comment

    *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 nominated song, “Ordinary Love” from “Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom.” [Click through  to watch U2's acoustic version with The Roots on "The Tonight Show."] U2 and lead […]