Stevie Wonder is moving to Ghana

The renowned, acclaimed entertainer talked to Oprah Winfrey in an interview describing his choice, pointing out the political chaos in the United States.

“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,” responded the vocalist, understood for such hits as “You Are the Sunshine of My Life” and “I Just Called to Say I Love You.”

He included, “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 very first time he has actually stated he was thinking about relocating to Ghana. In 1994, he stated he felt there was “more of a sense of community” than in the United States.

Wonder, a Michigan local, discovered to play piano, drums and harmonica by age 9 and signed to Motown in 1961. Ever since, he has actually won 25 Grammy Awards, an honorary award and has actually been chosen 74 times.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.