Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, 1918 – 2013
Yesterday I was on a plane coming back from D.C. When I landed I turned on my phone only to discover that my beloved Madiba, Nelson Mandela, had passed away. My close fried The Mane Source, said she immediately thought of me, because she knew how much I wanted to interview him. Nelson Mandela is known as the first Black president in South Africa, but I like to remember him as a revolutionary who spent 27 innocent years in prison fighting for a free society and democracy. Nelson Mandela inspired people all around the globe. I actually feel content that he lived to be 95 years old. That’s powerful. Madiba’s legacy will live on.
Idris Elba stars in “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”, playing the role of Nelson Mandela, which opens Christmas Day. Elba shares what he would die for today in a clip below:
Do you plan to see “Long Walk to Freedom”?