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Stevie Wonder Feels at Home in Ghana: “This is where I need to be”1 min read

Stevie Wonder Feels at Home in Ghana: “This is where I need to be”<span class="wtr-time-wrap after-title"><span class="wtr-time-number">1</span> min read</span>

Renowned American musician Stevie Wonder, known for his soulful melodies and timeless lyrics, has revealed his deep-rooted connection to Ghana in his first interview since receiving Ghanaian citizenship.

The iconic singer, born Stevland Morris, opened up about his longstanding affinity for the West African nation, tracing it back to the 1970s when he first contemplated a visit.

“In 1973, I began speaking about coming to Ghana. When I finally arrived, it felt like a familiar embrace, as if I had been here before. That’s when I knew, this is where I need to be,” Wonder shared in an exclusive interview with the BBC.

Expressing his vision for unity and cultural appreciation, Wonder urged people to unite for the betterment of all societies and the world at large.

“Let’s come together to celebrate our cultures and contribute to the greater good,” emphasized the newly minted Ghanaian citizen.

Stevie Wonder’s official naturalization took place on Monday, May 13, 2024, marked by a moving ceremony at the Office of the President in Ghana.

A poignant moment captured in video footage shows the music legend reciting the Oath of Allegiance, swearing his solemn commitment to his newfound homeland.

Witnessed by an enthusiastic audience at the Jubilee House, Wonder received a standing ovation as he pledged his loyalty to Ghana.

Presenting him with his Certificate of Citizenship and a Ghanaian passport, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo extended warm congratulations to the esteemed musician, officially welcoming him into the Ghanaian community.