daughters will attend the Academy Awards this year to see U2 perform the Oscar-nominated song Ordinary love from
, a film that is based on their father’s autobiography.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences invited the late anti-apartheid hero's
to catch U2's performance of the Oscar-nominated song during the ceremony.
The award show is slated to take place on March 2.
Mandela’s daughters, Zindzi and Zenani, said in a statement that the invitation is special because of how much their father loved watching movies.
The duo added that Ordinary love was inspired by the letters their father and mother exchanged while the former was imprisoned at Robben Island. "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," the gilrs said in a statement.