Stevie Wonder was born Stevland Hardaway Judkins in Saginaw, Michigan, in may 13 1950, the third of six children, He was born six weeks premature, and was put in an oxygen-rich atmosphere in the hospital incubator, which resulted in his eye not growing again causing him be blind.
Mere blindness wasn’t going to stop Stevie Wonder from pursuing his love of music. A member of his local church choir soon after he could walk, the young singer mastered piano, harmonica, drums and bass before hitting his teens. Auditioning for Motown Records, eleven-year-old Stevie left founder Berry Gordy speechless.
As a young boy he release a song fingertip which charted at no one in billboard top 100,
As his came to age, Wonder took charge of his career. By the time of Signed Sealed & Delivered (Number 25, 1970), he was virtually self-sufficient in the studio, serving as his own producer and director, playing most of the instruments himself, and writing material with his wife, Syreeta Wright. In this phase, he scored three more hit singles: “Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours” (Number Three, 1970), “Heaven Help Us All” (Number Nine, 1970), and “If You Really Love Me” (Number Eight, 1971).
Stevie Wonder is our hero of the because he never let his predicament stop him from achieving greatness. People like Stevie Wonder are the real time role model the modern society is yawning for. And today also is his birthday; 247inafrica.com is wishing him the best.