Entertainment pundit, Martinezz has said that he is in agreement with the former French ambassador to Ghana, Anne Sophie’s tweet on granting Diplomatic passports to musicians.
In a conversation with King Kwaku Mensa, the pundit answered in the affirmative when asked if he was in agreement with what Anne Sophie tweeted last week. The tweet raised an argument in favor of musicians narrowing it down to 6 Ghanaian artistes who should be granted Diplomatic passports since they work harder than actual Ambassadors.
“Yes, I do because with the list she gave, she wasn’t calling for all musicians. There are certain names she added. I think the likes of King Promise, R2Bees, Sarkodie, Shatta Wale, Black Sherif and Stonebwoy. Everyone will attest to the fact that these artistes are really making us proud. She has a point and I agree with her,” he said.
He continued, “Anne Sophie as we know has played a key role when it comes to arts especially coming out with events putting Ghana on the map; bridging the gap between Ghana and France like Accra in Paris and Paris in Accra. These are very good shows she was behind. It tells you the love she has for arts.”
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During the interview on Showbiz University, a podcast platform, Martinezz suggested that Anne Sophie is still interested in the artistry of Ghana though she no longer works as an ambassador.
“What I gather from this is that even though she is done with her work as an ambassador to Ghana, she still follows our arts because for her to mention these names, it tells you that she is still behind the scenes. We do not know the communication and work she doing but clearly, it gives us an idea that the woman loves our artistry and the likes of Stonebwoy, Sarkodie, Shatta Wale, Black Sherif, King Promise and R2Bees, when their names are mentioned in our music industry, everybody agrees that they are really working hard,” he pointed out..
He is of the view that the former French Ambassador to Ghana has a point in her claims but it’s only an opinion she has expressed which has sparked conversations on social media. He also gives credit to the 6 artistes her tweet mentioned.
“Not long ago, we saw Black Sherif putting Ghana on the map and promoting us through his performance. The same goes for the others. What else can we ask for from these artistes? I think the diplomatic passport she was talking about is a concern she’s raised. It’s her opinion. Like I said earlier on, she has a point. This calls for conversations, like we are doing now to look into works of these artistes. Are they really doing work that demands privileges as ambassadors?” he stated.
He also made mention of events like ‘Year of Return’ where people troop into the country and definitely, they can’t do without music. He believes these 6 artistes in question have upped their game over the years and have used their platforms to promote Ghana.
By Esther Aryee|3Xtra.Tv|Ghana