Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, the South African anti-apartheid campaigner who rose to prominence as the plight of her then husband Nelson Mandela became a global cry for justice, has died. She was 81.  Her death was confirmed by the BBC. Even after she divorced from Mandela, Winnie was long known as the Mother of the Nation. Although Nelson Mandela […]

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Jennifer Hudson‘s portrayal of Winnie Mandela in the forthcoming film “Winnie” has been anticipated for years, but what does Jennifer think about the Oscar potential of the biopic? Listen to what she had to say when asked about it on “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show” in this exclusive interview. Get Breaking News You Want To […]

SOUTH AFRICA – Jennifer Hudson prepared for her upcoming role in the movie “Winnie” about South African civil rights leader and wife of former President, Nelson Mandela by sleeping in a South African prison similar to the one where Winnie Mandela spent 500 days. RELATED: Best Michael Jackson songs you’ve never heard of Essence reports: […]

Jennifer Hudson confined herself to a South African prison cell for 3 days in order to prepare for her role playing Winnie Mandela. Hudson tells Newsweek, she wanted to “experience some of the hell that woman went through.” Mandela spent over 500 days in solitary confinement. Jennifer Hudson’s “Winnie” Mandela Movie [TRAILER] Top 9 Must-See […]