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Stevie Wonder says he's moving to Ghana, cites political turmoil in US
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Stevie Wonder says he's moving to Ghana, cites political turmoil in US

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Legendary singer Stevie Wonder has said in an interview with Oprah Winfrey that he is moving to Ghana. The ‘I Just Called to Say I Love You’ singer told Winfrey that he would like to see the U.S. “smile again” before he leaves. When asked if he was moving to Ghana permanently Wonder simply replied with “I am”. 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.' What is that? Stevie Wonder. In 1994 Wonder also said that he wanted to move to Ghana, as he believes there’s “more of a sense of community” there. Wonder learned how to play the piano, drums and harmonica by the age of 9 and signed to the record label Motown in 1961.

Singer Stevie Wonder is moving to Ghana.

The iconic, award-winning performer spoke to Oprah Winfrey in an interview explaining his decision, citing the political turmoil in the United States.

Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder, seen here in 2018, announced that he is moving to Ghana.

"I wanna see this nation smile again," he said. "And I want to see it before I leave to travel to move to Ghana because I'm going to do that."

Winfrey then asked, "You're going to permanently move to Ghana?"

"I am," replied the singer, known for such hits as "You Are the Sunshine of My Life" and "I Just Called to Say I Love You."

He added, "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.' What is that?"

This isn't the first time he has said he was considering moving to Ghana. In 1994, he said he felt there was "more of a sense of community" than in the United States.

Wonder, a Michigan native, learned to play piano, drums and harmonica by age 9 and signed to Motown in 1961. Since then, he has won 25 Grammy Awards and an honorary award and has been nominated 74 times.

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