Bono’s respect and admiration for Nelson Mandela is no “Ordinary Love.” In an exclusive interview, at the Sotheby’s auction to benefit the (RED) Foundation which donated all the proceeds (26.2 million) to help fund the fight against AIDS in Africa, ITM’s host Gina Giordan talked to U2’s lead singer Bono and guitarist The Edge. The two told Giordan their latest track, “Ordinary Love” is for their dear friend and respected world leader, Nelson Mandela.
“People are loving this song,” Said Bono. “We put it out for this Mandela movie which is a very, very big deal this movie. It’s made by South African producers and there’s a remarkable cast. We did our first job for Nelson Mandela, I was 18, Edge was 17, for the Anti-Apartheid Group in Dublin in our teens, in the seventies. We’ve been working for Nelson Mandela for most of our life. He’s had us all fighting for these AIDS drugs. That was under his orders and his partner, Desmond Tutu, The Arch. So, we’ve had these great African men tell us what to do for quite a while and receiving orders from them is quite a privilege.”
Click here to watch the trailer for “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” and see the film in theaters now.
ITM joins the millions of family, friends, and dedicated followers in mourning of the late great former President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela.
Throughout Mandela’s life he has touched so many people and changed the way the world works. Despite his passing, Mandela’s spirit and legacy will always live on.
To see ITM’s entire interview with Bono and The Edge, tune into IN THE MIXX on WE TV, Thursday, December 19, @ 7:30a.m.