Stevie Wonder recently appeared Oprah Winfrey’s show and spoke out about his decision to move from the United States to Ghana.
Speaking to Oprah, he spoke about his hopes for America. He said, “I promise you [America], if you do the right thing, I will give you this song. I will give it to you. You can have it.” He said, “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.”
When Oprah asked Stevie if he was moving to Ghana permanently, he said he was. Expressing his concern about his family, he said, “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?” He said this wasn’t the first time when he was considering moving to Ghana. In 1994, he told the International Association of African American Music that he felt there was more sense of community in Ghana than in the US.