The BEST episodes of Madiba

Every episode of Madiba ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Madiba!

Madiba is based on two Mandela books, Conversations With Myself and Nelson Mandela by Himself. Named after Madiba, the Thembu clan to which Nelson Mandela belonged, the project tells the story of a younger Nelson Mandela during the early-60s as he deals with the political unrest engulfing South Africa. Shot exclusively in South Africa and on Robben Island, Madiba details the early years of Mandela’s personal journey, and reveals the behind-the-scenes strategizing and bold organizing tactics he and his collaborators used to bring attention to their movement both domestically and internationally.

Last Updated: 5/26/2024Network: BETStatus: Ended
Part 3: Brains Not Blood and A New World
33 votes

#1 - Part 3: Brains Not Blood and A New World

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 2/15/2017

Mandela is finally released from prison but his liberation does not come without cost as he is unable to reconcile his marriage. With the country in a state of contention, Mandela is the only man who can unify a divided nation.

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Part 2: Spear of the Nation and Total Strategy
44 votes

#2 - Part 2: Spear of the Nation and Total Strategy

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 2/8/2017

Despite personal financial hardship, Nelson takes on the grueling task of raising funds for the ANC. Once he ends up at Robben Island serving a life sentence, his friend Oliver keeps the struggle alive on the outside.

Part 1: Troublemaker and Defiance
68 votes

#3 - Part 1: Troublemaker and Defiance

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 2/1/2017

After his father's death and backing out of an arranged marriage, Nelson flees his village and heads to Johannesburg, where he continues his work as a underground revolutionary.