American comedian Dave Chappelle has shared a documentary of his historic visit to Ghana. The documentary shows his arrival in the West African country in December for the inaugural Black Star Line Festival. It also shows him touring some parts of Ghana such as the Cape Coast Castle to know more about how enslaved African men and women were captured and sold.
Ahead of the Black Star Line Festival, Chappelle and Chance The Rapper, who organized the festival, had a conversation at the University of Ghana. On January 6, Chapelle, who was also at the festival, said it was “great” to be in Ghana. He had some months ago expressed his desire to move to the West African country.
In a previous sitdown with supermodel Naomi Campbell on her No Filter podcast, the comedian revealed Stevie Wonder inspired him to relocate to Ghana.
“Now those in the room that know Stevie personally [have heard him] say this thing many times through the years that we’ve known him,” Chappelle said at the time. “But this last time he said it, what he said was, ‘I am moving to Ghana so that I can be valued and respected more,’ that’s almost exactly the phrase he used.”
Chappelle was welcomed to Ghana last month by the director of diaspora affairs. “It takes many people a lifetime to make this one journey,” a voice in the video of his time in Ghana says.
Watch the full documentary below: