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American singer Stevie Wonder officially becomes a Ghanaian, receives certificate of citizenship

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On his 74th birthday, legendary American singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder made headlines by officially becoming a citizen of Ghana.

The ceremony, held at the Jubilee House in Ghana’s capital, Accra, marked a significant moment as Wonder took the Oath of Allegiance and received his Certificate of Citizenship.

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Wonder’s decision to become a Ghanaian citizen follows his earlier announcement in a 2021 interview with Oprah Winfrey, where he expressed his desire to move to Ghana and embrace a more communal lifestyle, free from the political tensions of the United States.

Arriving at Kotoka International Airport on Monday morning, May 13, 2024, Stevie Wonder was greeted warmly by fans and industry figures.

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Displaying his enduring love for music, he joined a local music ensemble, showcasing his drumming skills and engaging in friendly exchanges.

Kow Essuman, legal counsel to Ghana’s President Akufo-Addo, celebrated Wonder’s citizenship on social media, welcoming him to Ghana officially.

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With 25 Grammy Awards and 74 nominations to his name, Stevie Wonder’s musical legacy spans across R&B, pop, soul, gospel, funk, and jazz genres, making his Ghanaian citizenship a noteworthy milestone in his illustrious career.

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