Stevie Wonder plans to move to the ‘Motherland’

Sizwe Sibiya

Stevie Wonder who has spent almost his entire life on stage, has hinted that he might spend the rest of his remaining years in the “Motherland,” Ghana.

Stevie, real name Stevland Morris, told Oprah Winfrey on The Oprah Conversations interview that he had plans to release a song that will make America smile one more time. Then he said: “I leave to travel to Ghana, because I am going to do that.”

“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?” asked Stevie Wonder.

It is not the first time Stevie had expressed how he feels about the state of governance in America, police brutality and Black Lives Matter.

He Tweeted on 13 February: “Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day. A day of love. Sadly I don’t believe there is enough love for this nation among some senators,” ending the post with “The Universe is watching us.”

Whether Stevie, the 22 times Grammy winner will leave America or not – but rumour has it that it is not the first time Stevie has mentioned moving to Africa and yet he is still in America.


According to Africa.BusinessInsider, Stevie told the International Association of African American Music that he had fallen in love with Ghana.

“There’s a greater sense of community there,” said Stevie in 1994 after he had visited Ghana.

Picture source: @ItzStevieWonder

Video source: @MobilePunch

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