Stevie Wonder is moving to Africa.
The “Sir Duke” crooner, 70, told Oprah Winfrey in a recent interview that the decision came out of the growing racial injustice he believes is pervading American society.
“I wanna see this nation smile again, and I want to see it before I leave to travel to move to Ghana,” the Michigan native told Winfrey. “Because I’m going to do that.”
He continued, “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,’” Wonder shared. “What kind of [life would that be]?”
The distant relocation has been Wonder’s idea for at least 15 years, as he said in 1994 that he felt the West African country had “more of a sense of community” than the US, according to CNN.