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I’m relocating permanently to Ghana – Stevie Wonder makes BIG announcement

The American superstar says his decision to move to Ghana comes at a moment when many other African Americans have expressed interest in relocating in response to the “Year of Return”

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I’m relocating permanently to Ghana

I’m relocating permanently to Ghana – Stevie Wonder makes a BIG announcement

The multiple-Grammy-winning American musician Stevie Wonder has announced plans to relocate to Ghana permanently.

He told the talk show host Oprah Winfrey on Apple TV+ that he made the decision because he doesn’t want a situation where his grandchildren will crave his indulgence to be valued and respected.

The multiple platinum-selling musician also stressed his desire to “see America smile again”.

“I promise you if you do the right thing, I will give this song, I will give it to you, you can have it, because I want [to] see this nation smile again and I want to see it before I leave to … move to Ghana, because I am going to do that,” he told Americans, speaking from his home by video link.

“You’re going to move permanently to Ghana?” asked Oprah.

Wonder replied: “Yes, I am, because I don’t want to see my children’s children’s children have to say, ‘Oh, please like me, please, please respect me, please know that I’m important, please value me.’ What kind of **** is that?”

His move is coming at a time when thousands of African-Americans have expressed their interest to relocate to Ghana after the “Year of Return”.

About Stevie Wonder
The superstar singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder lost his sight as a newborn when he came into the world six weeks early with retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), an eye disorder caused by abnormal blood vessels throughout the retina.

Receiving too much oxygen in the incubator probably worsened the condition of the tiny baby, leaving him blind.

Even though he has not been able to see for most of this life, Wonder (born Stevland Hardaway Judkins on 13 May 1950) has long had a vision.

From his breakthrough as a Motown child prodigy to becoming a 2019 inductee in the R’n’B Hall of Fame, the Michigan-born performer has been one of the best-loved American musicians throughout his decades-long career.

Even as a child, Wonder never let his vision disorder hold him back. Aged five, he reportedly told his mother, “Don’t worry about me being blind, because I’m happy.”

Asked by Oprah about this remark, he acknowledged it, saying: “It bothered me that my mother was crying all the time. She thought God might be punishing her for something. She lived during a time when things were particularly difficult for a woman in her circumstances.”

His eyesight wasn’t the family’s only challenge. Living in poverty, they often faced hunger and, as Wonder’s mother said in a 2002 biography, Blind Faith: The Miraculous Journey of Lula Hardaway, Stevie Wonder’s Mother, his father drank, abused his mother, and forced her into prostitution.

Eventually, Wonder’s mother moved the family to Detroit, where he taught himself how to play instruments, including the piano, harmonica, and drums, by the age of ten. His talents caught the attention of Ronnie White of the band The Miracle, which led to an audition with the founder of Motown Records, Berry Gordy Jr.

That set him on course to becoming a household name, famous for a string of much-loved hit songs, including “Superstition”, “Higher Ground”, “I Just Called to Say I Love You” and “My Cherie Amour”.

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Dr. Kwaku Oteng surprises Kuami Eugene with brand new Range Rover Velar 2020

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Dr. Kwaku Oteng surprises Kuami Eugene with brand new Range Rover Velar 2020

The CEO and founder of Angel Group of Companies, Dr. Kwaku Oteng has gifted a brand new Range Rover Velar 2020, to talented and versatile musician Kuami Eugene, who is signed under the Lynx Entertainment Record Label.

Kuami Eugene who happens to be the brand ambassador for Adonko Next Level Energy Drink received the gift in a short ceremony in Accra.

Dr. Kwaku Oteng surprises Kuami Eugene with brand new Range Rover Velar 2020

During the short event, Kuami Eugene who was present together with some members of Lynx Entertainment confessed their utmost thanks to Dr. Kwaku Oteng and his entire team.

According to close sources, Dr. Kwaku Oteng has been touched by the great work Kuami Eugene has done for his Adonko Next Level Brand, taking it to the world.

Watch the video below:

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BET names Yaw TOG as Amplified International Artist of the month

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BET names Yaw TOG as Amplified International Artist of the month

BET names Yaw TOG as Amplified International Artist of the month

Yaw TOG as Amplified International Artist: “Sore” hitmaker, Yaw TOG who just released his first EP featuring only Sean Lifer and international rapper Stormzy and Kwesi on it and at the same time breaking the record on YouTube by getting 2 million views within 7 days in Ghana have been named the BET Amplified International Artist of the Month of April.

Yaw TOG is the fast-rising teen rapper based in Kumasi.

According to the tweet shared by the BET_UK, “BET Amplified is our seal of approval on the next big thing in music!”

BET UK took it to their social media handle (Twitter) to announce this big news.

BET International is proud to announce @YAWTOG_ as our April “BET Amplified International” Artist of The Month! BET Amplified is our seal of approval on the next big thing in music! Stay tuned to our social accounts to see more of Yaw Tog throughout the month of April!

 

Many artists like Kofi Jamar and media houses have started congratulating Yaw Tog on this victory

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My sons are womanizers – Afia Schwarzenegger declares

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My sons are womanizers – Afia Schwarzenegger declares

My sons are womanizers – Afia Schwarzenegger declares

Ghanaian actress, media personality and entrepreneur, Valentina Nana Agyeiwaa, well known as Afia Schwarzenegger, has revealed her observation about her sons.

A section of Ghanaian women and social media users were not happy about a statement that the vocal actress made about her sons and their choice of women when they are getting married.

She stated that she won’t allow her sons to marry any Ghanaian woman.

Despite the condemnation of her statement, Afia Schwarzenegger has told ZionFelix in an interview on the ‘Uncut’ Show that she still stands by her words.

She emphasized that her sons like women.

Afia recalled she has sacked about two or three girls from her house having a relationship with her sons.

According to her, the recent lady who is trying to use one of her boys to get attention is a side chick.

She added that her sons went to Legon to learn but not to look for girls and marry.

Afia Schwar further stated that her teen sons like to have fun, however, she disciplines them when she has to.

Watch her chat with Zion Felix

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