Sarkodie calls for diplomatic passports for African Artistes


Tema-based rapper Michael Owusu popularly known in the showbiz circles as Sarkodie has proposed that its high time African artistes are given diplomatic passports.

The CEO of Sarkcess Music emphasized that musicians serve as ambassadors for their country and must be able to travel freely.

These diplomatic passports, he continued, will be useful as they work to bring attention to their respective countries.

Sarkodie, who describes himself as an ambassador for Ghana, claims that it will be easier for him to spread the word about his country.

He was addressing some patrons before last weekend’s Accra in Paris event in Paris.

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Diplomatic passport; is a type of international identity document issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs defining the positions of diplomats and granting them privileges.

Diplomatic passports are issued to government officials and their families who have been sent abroad to attend congresses and conferences.

A diplomatic passport affords the bearer the advantage of meeting top-ranking government officials in any country, Sovereign inviolable status of his or her home and residence as well as Free visas to any country and visa-free travel in many cases. With a diplomatic passport, the bearer is not required to pay airport departure tax