Stevie Wonder Says He Is Permanently Moving To Ghana In Oprah Interview
Music industry legend Stevie Wonder opened up to Oprah Winfrey about his big choice. The protective grandfather is looking out for his family.
The 25-time Grammy Award winner just dropped some big news during an interview with Oprah Winfrey herself.
Stevie Wonder Permanently Moving To Ghana
According to People, the "Isn't She Lovely" singer just told Oprah Winfrey that he is moving to Ghana permanently. He is hoping to protect his grandchildren from racial injustice in the U.S. and build up their confidence.
The 70-year-old told Oprah, "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."
He explained, "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 kind of [life is that]?"
Steve has been visiting the country for years and said he has fallen for Ghana and loves that "there's more of a sense of community there." He is a proud fighter for equality and recently wrote a public letter to the late civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.
In the letter, he wrote "Dear Dr. King, I met you when I was 14 years of age. You were a true hero and you become an inspiration. It is painful to know that needle has not moved one iota. For 36 years, we've had a national holiday honoring your birthday and principles, yet you would not believe the lack of progress. It makes me physically sick. I am sick of politicians trying to find an easy solution to a 400-year problem."
He hopes that those in power and "all those in the Senate to speak truth to what they know they can physically see and begin the steps towards accountability, forgiveness and then healing."
Stevie has nine children: Aisha, Keita, Mumtaz, Sophia, Kwame, Kai, Kailand, Mandla, and Nia, as well as a few grandchildren.