American Musician, Stevie Wonder to Relocate to Ghana Permanently

American musician Steve Wonder. Image source: Courtesy

LOS ANGELES, US— The American legendary singer and pianist, Stevie Wonder has hinted that he has plans to relocate permanently to Ghana over racial injustice in America.

The singer who is visually impaired made the announcement on Oprah Winfrey’s show, ‘The Oprah Conversation’

He elucidated that unlike America, Ghana is a place where he will be respected and feel welcome.

“I want to see the nation smile again, and I want to see it before I move to Ghana,” he told Oprah. “I’m going to do that. I’m going to move permanently to Ghana.”

Oprah asked, “You’re going to move permanently to Ghana?”

“Yes, I am because I don’t want to see my children’s children’s children have to say ‘Oh please, like me. Please respect me. Please value me. What kind of sh*t is that?”

“I want the world to get better. I want us to get beyond this place. I want us all to go to the funeral of hate. That’s what I want,” he added.

In 1994 Stevie Wonder,70, made a similar announcement saying he wanted to move from Los Angeles to Ghana where “there’s more sense of community there.”

About Steve Wonder

Multiple American award-winning singer, songwriter and producer, Stevie Wonder, lost sight as a newborn baby after their mother gave birth to him, six weeks early with retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), an eye disorder caused by abnormal blood vessels throughout the retina.

He learnt to play musical instruments at the age of 10. Wonder’s music career sprouted when his talents caught the attention of Ronnie White of the band The Miracle, which led to an audition with Motown Records founder Berry Gordy Jr.