Stevie Wonder Granted Ghanaian Citizenship in Special Ceremony


Music legend Stevie Wonder has been officially granted Ghanaian citizenship in a special ceremony held at the Jubilee House in Accra, Ghana. The ceremony, which took place on May 13, 2024, was attended by President Akufo-Addo, government officials, and other dignitaries.

Stevie Wonder, who has been a longtime advocate for African diasporic rights and unity, expressed his gratitude and humility at being conferred with Ghanaian citizenship. He stated, “I am honored to join the Ghanaian family and to be a part of this beautiful nation’s journey towards greatness.”

The legendary musician has been a frequent visitor to Ghana and has been involved in various philanthropic initiatives in the country. His decision to acquire Ghanaian citizenship is seen as a testament to his commitment to the African continent and its people.

President Akufo-Addo, in his address, praised Stevie Wonder for his contributions to the music industry and his advocacy for social justice. He said, “Stevie Wonder is a true legend and a champion of human rights. We are proud to welcome him as a citizen of Ghana.”

The ceremony featured a cultural performance by the Ghana National Dance Ensemble and a special rendition of Stevie Wonder’s hit song, “Superstition,” by the Ghana Police Band.

Stevie Wonder’s acquisition of Ghanaian citizenship is a significant moment in the country’s history and a celebration of the African diasporic connection.

source: Ras General

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