Music Icon Stevie Wonder Returns to Ghana for his 74th Birthday

Legendary musician Stevie Wonder made a return visit to Ghana, marking a significant moment in his long-standing relationship with Ghana

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Music Icon Stevie Wonder in Ghana
Music Icon Stevie Wonder in Ghana

American singer-songwriter and legendary musician Stevie Wonder has returned to Ghana, a meaningful event given his strong ties to the country as he celebrates his 74th birthday with his family on May 13. Stevie Wonder was honored with Ghanaian Citizenship; he expressed his happiness to be back in a nation he dearly loves. This trip not only marks his homecoming but also coincides with his birthday celebrations.

In a candid interview with Oprah Winfrey, Wonder revealed plans to permanently move to Ghana in late 2020 or early 2021. At 70, the 25-time Grammy winner discussed his desire to shield his descendants from racial injustices in the United States, emphasizing his wish to live in a society where respect and dignity are inherent.

Stevie Wonder’s decision aligns with Ghana’s “Beyond the Return” initiative, a 10-year project aiming to foster an “African Renaissance.” This initiative, following the successful “Year of Return” which commemorated the 400th anniversary of the first enslaved Africans reaching North America, aims to deepen connections between Ghana and the African diaspora. It promotes cultural, economic, and social engagement, encouraging diaspora members to contribute to Africa’s development.

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