10 Little Known Facts About Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder is perhaps the sweetest voice God had ever bestowed upon the human race, and even though he had been deprived of the human sight since the day he was born, there seems to be virtually nothing that could put out the man’s flaming passion for music. A handful of us grew up listening to Stevie Wonder’s music, such as ‘Isn’t She Lovely’, ‘My Cherie Amour’ and ‘I Just Called To Say I Love You’, and yet, how much do any of us know the man? Below are ten little known facts which I’m sure might intrigue most of you:
1. Stevie Wonder once lost his sense of smell temporarily due to a 1973 road accident in North Carolina, from which he also received a scar on the right side of the forehead.
2. Stevie Wonder’s 1976 song ‘Isn’t She Lovely’ was dedicated to the man’s newborn daughter then under the name of Aisha whose name and baby sounds could be taken note of in the track. The name ‘Aisha’ could also be found in the lyrics.
3. Aisha Morris (Morris – Stevie Wonder’s real name) also sang a duet with her dad on ‘How Will I Know’ in 2005.
4. Stevie Wonder wrote the lyrics in ‘My Cherie Amour’ for his girlfriend then known only as Marcia, after whom the song was originally named.
5. Stevie Wonder is an active supporter of the United States Democratic Party.
6. The late Michael Jackson was among the ones who provided the background vocals for Stevie Wonder’s song ‘All I Do’ in the man’s album ‘Hotter Than July’.
7. What do Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige, Kanye West, George Michael, Jermaine Jackson, Michael Jackson, Nik Kershaw, India.Arie, Musiq Soulchild, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Prince, and Beyonce Knowles all have in common? All of them list Stevie Wonder as one of their major influences in their music.
8. Mandla Kadjaly Carl Stevland Morris is Stevie Wonder’s youngest child, given birth by Kai Millard Morris in 2005 on the man’s 55th birthday.
9. Stevie Wonder wrote the 1976 song ‘Sir Duke’ in dedication to the man’s hero Duke Ellington.
10. Stevie Wonder played the harmonica in Chaka Khan’s 1984 ‘I Feel For You’.