Ghana President Confers Citizenship on Music Legend, Stevie Wonder (Photo)



Music maestro, Stevie Wonder has become a citizen of Ghana.


The President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Akufo-Addo conferred the country’s citizenship on the music legend and made it public on his official X account on Tuesday.


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.”


A statement from the nation’s presidential website read:


It read, “The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has conferred Ghanaian citizenship upon the legendary musician, humanitarian, and global icon, Stevland Hardaway Morris, popularly known as Stevie Wonder.

“This conferment, according to President Akufo-Addo, not only recognises his immense talent and achievements but also acknowledges his deep connection to the African continent and his tireless efforts to promote unity, solidarity, and cultural exchanges among all peoples of African descent.”


He said his decision to become a citizen of Ghana is a testament to his profound respect and admiration for our nation’s history, culture, and values.


Describing his new citizenship as a vivid manifestation of the goals of the Year of Return, which was commemorated in 2019 as a bridge between the African peoples on both sides of the Atlantic, he called on all to “draw inspiration from his legacy and strive to build a future where creativity flourishes, diversity is celebrated, and the bonds of brotherhood and sisterhood transcend all differences.”


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