Stevie Wonder

Encyclopaedia Africana S February 17, 2021 STEVIE WONDER

Born Stevland Hardaway Judkins (later Morris) on May 13, 1950, two months premature, Stevie was placed in an incubator for life support. However an excess of oxygen resulted in the scarring and detachment of his retina leading to a condition known as Retinopathy of Prematurity.

A Encyclopaedia Africana October 10, 2020 ARETHA FRANKLIN

Celebrating having her 100th R&B-charted single with “Rolling In The Deep (The Aretha Version),” making her the first woman and fourth artist in history to have done so, Aretha says, “I recorded it in between doing shows on the road so it was hectic – and I’m very happy with everything on this project.

C Encyclopaedia Africana August 31, 2020 CHAKA KHAN

She has a deep commitment to women and children at risk, which led her to establish the Chaka Khan Foundation in 1999.

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