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Stevie Wonder says he's moving to Ghana permanently to protect his grandsons and great grandsons from racial injustice.

The 25-time Grammy-winner revealed his upcoming move to West Africa during a recent interview with Oprah Winfrey, according to PEOPLE.

"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," he said.

When asked if he plans to relocate to Ghana permanently, the 70-year-old musician replied, "I am, because 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 kinda [life is that]?"

Wonder has been considering a permanent move to Ghana since 1994, per the Orlando Sentinel. He told a Washington gathering of the International Association of African American Music that he had fallen in love with the country and "there's more of a sense of community there."

He didn't say when he will depart America for good.

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