Stevie Wonder is moving his family to Ghana because America is too racist.
Stevie, 70, has mentioned his intentions of moving to Ghana, citing the common inequality and attitudes towards minorities and people of color in the US.
Stevie spoke to Oprah Winfrey last year about looking to migrate to Africa.
“I wanna see this nation smile again,” he told Oprah. “And I want to see it before I leave to travel to move to Ghana because I’m going to do that.”
Oprah then asked the music legend if he is moving to Ghana for good.
“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,” Stevie replied. “What kind of life is that?”
Stevie’s ambitions of migrating to Africa can be traced back to the Detroit Free Press on March 15, 1974, ahead of his landmark Songs in the Key of Life album that produced the likes of Sir Duke and I Wish, which printed the headline, ‘Stevie Wonder Plans to Move to Africa.’
In a 1994 report from the Orlando Sentinel, Stevie spoke of his love for Ghana during the Washington gathering of the International Association of African American Music.
“There’s more of a sense of community there,” he told Orlando Sentinel at the time.
The musician also wrote an emotional letter to honor Martin Luther King Jr.’s day, addressing the need for lawmakers to discuss inequality after all these years without not much progress.
Stevie read the letter out in a video on his Twitter account.
“Dear Dr. King, I met you when I was 14 years of age,” he said. “You were a true hero and you became an inspiration.”
“I’ve been blessed to write songs of hope, love, and motivation, many of them inspired by your life,” he continued. “More than any award I’ve ever received, I want you to know that I am thankful for how you influenced my place of love, which allowed me to try to push the needle of love and equality forward.”
“It is painful to know that needle has not moved one iota,” he said. “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,” Stevie said. “I am sick of politicians trying to find an easy solution to a 400-year problem.”
“In your spirit, I call on 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,” he concluded.
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