Why’s Steve Wonder relocating to Ghana?

Why’s Steve Wonder relocating to Ghana?

Stevie Wonder playing his harmonica — Image: Business Insider Africa

The American legendary singer and pianist, Stevie Wonder has hinted that he would soon relocate to Ghana permanently.

By Magdalene Teiko Larnyoh

He said this in a recent appearance on the Oprah Winfrey series ‘The Oprah Conversation’.

He explained that he is fed up with the racial injustice in America and would rather relocate to a place where he will be respected and feel welcome.

The “I just called to say I love you” hitmaker said he cannot watch his great-grandchildren beg for respect and recognition.

“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.”

“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?”

He added: “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.”

This is not the first time the 70-year-old has said that he will relocate to Ghana. In 1994 Stevie Wonder said he wanted to move from Los Angeles to Ghana.

Speaking at the International Association of African American Music in Washington at the time, he said he fell in love with Ghana during visits.

Stevie Wonder said, “There’s more of a sense of community there.”

He is considered one of the most successful songwriters and musicians of all time.

This article originally appeared in Business Insider Africa

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