Music Icon, Stevie Wonder Granted Ghanaian Citizenship

President Nana Addo Akufo-Addo of the Republic of Ghana has granted citizenship to music icon Stevie Wonder. The announcement was made via the president’s official X account, where he expressed Ghana’s embrace of Stevie Wonder as a cherished African son, reinforcing pan-Africanism and the continent’s potential.

The president’s post read, “In conferring Ghanaian citizenship upon Stevie Wonder, we not only extend our warmest embrace to a beloved son of Africa, but also reaffirm our belief in the enduring spirit of Pan-Africanism and the global African family, and the boundless potential of our continent and all its descendants.”

In a statement from the presidential website, President Akufo-Addo highlighted Stevie Wonder’s talent, achievements, and commitment to African unity and cultural exchange. The president also lauded Stevie Wonder’s transformative music career, advocacy for social justice, and dedication to human rights.

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Stevie Wonder’s decision to become a Ghanaian citizen reflects his deep respect for the nation’s history and values, aligning with the spirit of the Year of Return, which was commemorated in 2019 as a bridge between the African peoples on both sides of the Atlantic.

During a citizenship ceremony at Ghana’s Jubilee House, Stevie Wonder embraced his new identity, emphasizing his desire for a promising future amidst political turmoil in the United States.

Born Stevland Hardaway Morris in Michigan, Stevie Wonder’s musical genius emerged early, earning him numerous Grammy Awards and nominations. His emotional connection to Ghana was evident as he received his Ghanaian passport, marking a significant milestone in his life.

Ghanaians warmly welcomed Stevie Wonder, recognizing his profound impact across music genres with timeless classics like “You Are the Sunshine of My Life” and “I Just Called to Say I Love You.”

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