Free Nelson Mandela

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"Nelson Mandela" (known in some versions as "Free Nelson Mandela") is a song written by British musician Jerry Dammers and performed by band The Special A.K.A. - with lead vocal by Stan Campbell. It was released on the single Nelson Mandela / Break Down The Door in 1984. It was created as a protest against the imprisonment of Nelson Mandela by the apartheid South African government.