"Poppa Mandela" tribute song performed at the United Nations

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Mr. Mandela, surrounded by children, clapping his hands and 90th birthday cake on the table. NMF Photo/Juda Ngwenya

Nelson Mandela was a man who changed peoples' lives by saying no to Apartheid, no to racism, discrimination and segregation, according to a young female artist who goes by the stage name "Moonspice".

Deeply moved by the news of his death last December, Christine Aurore Costarramone- her real name- wrote a song in memory of the late South African freedom fighter.

She performed the song "Poppa Mandela" with the Soul and Hearts Band at the UN in New York during the General Assembly celebration of Nelson Mandela Day.

Moonspice shared with Emma Reverter how Mandela inspired her.

Duration: 4'02''

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