American music icon Stevie Wonder arrives in Ghana, decides to relocate permanently

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The renowned American musician Stevie Wonder has touched down in Ghana, having made the decision to relocate there permanently in 2021.

Wonder was greeted at the Kotoka International Airport by a local music group featuring drumming and cultural displays, according to an Instagram post on the Beyond The Return official page.

It is currently unknown whether the 74-year-old Grammy Award winner intends to remain in Ghana permanently.

The music icon was also seen playing the drums that the local music group used to welcome him, which goes along with his natural love of music.

 In an interview with Oprah Winfrey in February 2021, the renowned, multi-award winning artist gave his reason for choosing to relocate to Ghana, citing the political unrest in the US.

“I wanna see this nation smile again. 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. 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?”

Born in Michigan, Stevie Wonder joined Motown in 1961 after learning to play the harmonica, drums, and piano by the age of nine. He has received 74 nominations for Grammy Awards, 25 wins, and an honorary award.

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