Award-winning Singer, Stevie Wonder has disclosed that he is moving to Ghana due to the political turmoil in the United States.

The renowned music icon made his decision known to Oprah Winfrey in an interview, CNN reports.

In Wonder’s words, “I wanna see this nation smile again. And I want to see it before I leave to travel to move to Ghana because I’m going to do that.”

Winfrey then asked, “You’re going to permanently move to Ghana?”

“I am,” replied the singer, known for such hits as “You Are the Sunshine of My Life” and “I Just Called to Say I Love You.”

Speaking further, he said, “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.’ What is that?”

Considering songwriter’s decision to relocate to Ghana, Wonder confirmed In 1994 that he felt there was “more of a sense of community” than in the US.

In this regard, it is not the first time the performer has said he was considering moving to the African country

On his history in music, Wonder, who has won 25 Grammy Awards, an honorary award and has been nominated 74 times, is a Michigan native, learned to play piano, drums and harmonica by age 9 and signed to Motown in 1961.