Celebrated American Grammy Award winning artist Stevie Wonder has announced his plan to permanently relocate to Ghana.
According to media reports, Wonder has been contemplating about this move since 1994 and publicly affirmed that he was in love with country and drawn by the fact that there is a sense of community.
In a recent interview with Oprah, Wonder disclosed that the political turmoil in America is what influenced his decision to plan on relocating.
According to Wonder, relocating is not entirely in his favour but he believes that it will equally be of benefit to his children and grandchildren who will not have to be in a space where they have to struggle to be noticed, liked or appreciated.
“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.
“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’.” He stated
This move takes us back to statement which was issued by tourism minister of Ghana Barbara Oteng Gyasi who assured African Americans that they are ready to offer them a home if they ever feel unwanted in America.
“We continue to open our arms and invite all our brothers and sisters home. Ghana is your home. Africa is your home. We have our arms wide open ready to welcome you home.
“Please take advantage, come home, build a life in Ghana. You do not have to stay where you are not wanted forever, you have a choice and Africa is waiting for you,” the tourism minister said while criticizing racism and police brutality in America.
Since this statement was issued, several black Americans who permanently relocated to Ghana from foreign countries have been vocal in sharing their experience terming it as worth it.