May 23, 2024

Veteran US Singer, Steve Wonder, Becomes Ghanaian

Renowned American singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder has officially become a Ghanaian citizen after taking the Oath of Allegiance and receiving his Certificate of Citizenship at a ceremony held on Monday, May 13, at the Jubilee House, the seat of government.

The event marks Stevie Wonder’s official integration into Ghanaian society, a move celebrated by many. It comes three years after he announced his decision to move to Ghana.

The singer, known for “You Are the Sunshine of My Life” and “I Just Called to Say I Love You,” cited political turmoil in the US as a reason for leaving. 

“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.”

Winfrey then asked, “You’re going to permanently move to Ghana?”

“I am,” replied the singer. He added, “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?”

After swearing the oath to respect and protect the constitution of Ghana with the help of God while holding a Bible in hand, the oath was administered by a Circuit Court judge, Kizita Naa Koowaa Quarshie. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo handed the global icon and the philanthropist with a certificate of citizenship and a Ghanaian passport.

Credit: Graphic Online

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