Back in November 2020, in the heat of the US elections, 25-time Grammy winner Stevie Wonder joined Oprah Winfrey on Apple TV+’s The Oprah Conversation.
In the interview, the 70-year-old singer told Oprah he had plans of permanently moving to Ghana. He said: “..I want to see this nation smile again, and I want to see it before I travel and move to Ghana.”
When Oprah asked why, he replied: ” ..because I don’t wanna see my children’s children’s children having to say ‘oh please like me, please respect me, please know that I am important, please value me…’. What kind of $%$% is that?”
Stevie Wonder previously announced that he was moving to Ghana from Los Angeles in 1994, when he told a Washington gathering of the International Association of African American Music that he fell in love with the African nation during visits. He said “There’s more of a sense of community there.”