Tributes by musicians
Many artists have dedicated songs to Mandela. One of the most popular was from The Special AKA who recorded the song Free Nelson Mandela in 1983, which Elvis Costello also recorded and had a hit with. Stevie Wonder dedicated his 1985 Oscar for the song I Just Called to Say I Love You to Mandela, resulting in his music being banned by the South African Broadcasting Corporation.In 1985, Youssou NDours album Nelson Mandela was the Senegalese artists first US release. Other artists who released songs or videos honouring Mandela include Johnny Clegg.