- 18 Jul 17
U2 nabbed a Golden Globe nomination for 'Ordinary Love', the song they wrote for the Mandela: The Long Walk to Freedom - they talked to Patricia Danaher about their relationship with Mandela
I was interested in your personal relationship over the years with Nelson Mandela. Are you part of the elders as well?
Bono: That's very hurtful. (Laughter) I think probably just to stat this, it might be worth stating the obvious which is, for all of us, in this moment, there is a certain awkwardness, talking about a song and a film - when the reason for that song and that film has left us. So it's a strange thing. We were sort of thinking this and perhaps over-thinking this, and I heard a little small voice in my ear, along the lines of , "don't be so self-important" and i think because this film is so beloved to the family and fiends of Madiba, i think it is correct to make sure that another generation understands the phenomenon that was Nelson Mandela.
Is it correct to say that he was a significant influence on U2?