Stevie Wonder becomes Ghanaian citizen

Stevie Wonder has officially become a citizen of Ghana, receiving his certificate of citizenship and taking the oath of allegiance at a ceremony held in Ghana’s Jubilee House, per

The music icon’s decision to become a Ghanaian citizen comes after his announcement three years ago, expressing his desire for a brighter future amidst political unrest in the US.

In a 2021 interview with Oprah Winfrey, Wonder revealed his deep affection for Ghana and his wish to see the nation flourish once again before deciding to relocate there.

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The legendary musician, known for timeless hits like “You Are the Sunshine of My Life” and “I Just Called to Say I Love You,” has been a significant influence on multiple music genres, earning him 25 Grammy Awards and 74 nominations since his debut with Motown Records in 1961.

Born Stevland Hardaway Morris in Michigan, Wonder’s musical genius emerged early, making him a pioneer in the industry.

A video capturing the emotional citizenship ceremony shows Wonder’s pride as he receives his Ghanaian passport, marking the beginning of an exciting new chapter in his life. 

Ghanaians have warmly welcomed the music legend into their society.

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