Artiste manager and producer, Augustine Mark has called for the need for the President, His Excellency Nana Addo Danquah Akufo Addo to ensure that musicians and other artistes who travel outside Ghana to perform are given diplomatic passports.
The artiste manager expressed disappointment at the embarrassments artiste and their crew go through in their efforts to acquire visas for international performances.
The artist manager recounts how the various embassies bounce (refuse) his artists visa applications and frustrates their efforts to link up with the entire world through live international concerts and festivals.
In an interview with Nii Attractive (Mustapha Nii Okai Inusah) of GhanaCreativearts.com, Augustine Mark who has just returned from a trip with one of his artist, Wisa Greid, revealed that they were supposed to embark on the trip with popular Ghanaian dancehall artist Shatta Wale but most of his crew members were denied visa making Shatta Wale unable to attend the festival
“Shatta Wale was supposed to be on the show but they gave him visa and refused some of the crew members”
He is therefore urging the president His Excellency Nana Addo Danquah Akufo Addo to intervene through the Foreign Affairs Ministry