In this November 27, 2018, photo photo, Stevie Wonder performs live at a press conference for the “House Full of Toys 22nd Annual Benefit Concert” in Los Angeles. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan / Invision / AP, File)
(CNN) – Singer Stevie Wonder moves to Ghana.
The iconic, award-winning artist spoke with Oprah Winfrey in one interview explains its decision with reference to the political unrest in the United States.
“I want to see this nation smile again. And I want to see it before I go to travel to move to Ghana because I will.”
Winfrey then asked, “Are you going to move permanently to Ghana?”
“I am,” replied the singer, known for hits such as “You Are the Sunshine of My Life” and “I Just Called to Say I Love You.”
He added: “I do not want to see my children’s children have to say, ‘Oh, please like me. Please respect me, please know that I am important, please value me. ” What’s that?”
This is not the first time he has said he is 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 native of Michigan, learned to play the piano, drums and harmonica after the age of 9 and drew against Motown in 1961. Since then, he has won 25 Grammy Awards, an honorary award and has been nominated 74 times.
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