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Stevie Wonder Will Make Ghana His Permanent Home, Here's Why
Stevie Wonder has had Africa on his mind for the last few decades, but now it appears he’s putting his plans into action.
The 25-time Grammy winner told Oprah Winfrey during The Oprah Conversation that he has plans to move to Ghana, because he wants to live in a place where he’s valued.
Wonder, 70, said he has grown weary of America’s infuriating and mystifying unwillingness to accept all of its citizens equally.
“I promise you [America], if you do the right thing, I will give you this song. I will give it to you. You can have it,” he said, according to Hot New Hip Hop. “Because I wanna see this nation smile again. And I want to see it before I leave to travel to move to Ghana, because I’m going to do that. I don’t want to see my children’s, children’s children have to say ‘Oh please like me, please respect me, please know that I am important, please value me,’” he told Winfrey.
Why I Will Be Relocating To Ghana Permanently – Stevie Wonder pic.twitter.com/XLu7u3dvrc— Punch Newspapers (@MobilePunch) February 19, 2021
The Orlando Sentinel reports that Wonder vowed to the International Association of African American Music in 1994 that he would eventually settle in Ghana because “there’s more of a sense of community.”