Stevie Wonder Says He's Moving To Ghana To Protect Descendants From Racial Injustice

Stevie Wonder says he is moving to Ghana to protect his grandchildren from what he perceives as the racial injustices of America.

The legendary singer/singwriter made the announcement in a visit with Oprah Winfrey.

"I wanna see this nation smile again, and I want to see it before I leave to travel to move to Ghana," Wonder, 67, told Winfrey. "Because I'm going to do that."

Ghana is located in the subregion of West Africa and has a population of around 30 million. According to the 2010 census, 71.2 percent of the population professes the Christian faith.

"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,'" Wonder said. "What kind of ?"

It will be interesting to see whether Wonder actually follows through with the move. According to the Orlando Sentinel, he has been talking about relocating to Ghana since 1994 -- when he told a Washington gathering of the International Association of African American Music "there's more of a sense of community there."