Ola Michael: Despite Media Presenter Dismisses Call to Give Shatta Wale a Diplomatic Passport, Sparks Anger

Ola Michael: Despite Media Presenter Dismisses Call to Give Shatta Wale a Diplomatic Passport, Sparks Anger

  • Media personality Ola Michael has vehemently dismissed the call to grant Shatta Wale a diplomatic passport
  • The Neat FM presenter disputed the assertion that the dancehall musician deserves it because he gives the nation more exposure than the best Ghanaian diplomats
  • However, Emmanuel Wireko-Brobby, the Principal Clinical Engineering Manager at KATH, believes that musicians who promote Ghana should be supported

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Neat FM presenter Ola Michael has opposed the call to give Ghanaian dancehall artiste Shatta Wale a diplomatic passport to continue to promote Ghana globally.

His comments come after former French Ambassador to Ghana, Anne Sophie Avé, urged authorities to grant top-tier Ghanaian artistes a diplomatic passport because they give Ghana global exposure better than the best ambassadors.

Photo of Ola Michael (L) and Shatta Wale (R).
Ola Michael dismisses call to grant Shatta Wale a diplomatic passport. Photo credit: utvghana/@WebkidAfrika.
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"Ghana, you should give these guys diplomatic passports: they put Ghana to the world better than even the best ambassadors could in a lifetime.

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''@sarkodie, @stonebwoy, @blacksherif, @shattawalegh, @r2bees, @IamKingPromise,'' she posted on Twitter on July 30.

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Ola Michael's reaction

Speaking on the United Showbiz on UTV on Saturday, August 5, Ola Michael disagreed with the former French Ambassador to Ghana.

"We can't give someone like Shatta Wale a diplomatic passport," he said on UTV.

Per CNBCTV18, diplomatic passports are issued to only certain individuals who wish to travel overseas on official government business. By definition, it is most commonly issued to diplomats and consul workers who are stationed abroad, as well as individuals employed by the government of a specific jurisdiction.

Commenting on the issue, the Principal Clinical Engineering Manager at KATH, Emmanuel Wireko-Brobby, said:

''If I am a musician and perform in the Accra Sports Stadium, I will accept payment from Ghanaians. But, if I go to the UK or the US to play, I'll come back with pounds or dollars, which helps the industry and the country's economy.

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''So, besides putting the country on the map, musicians who travel outside the country to perform will bring money back to help the economy. It's not only about the diplomatic passport; any worthwhile cause should be supported. However, we must be cautious not to give it to everyone to encourage decency.''

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Peeps reacted to Ola Michael's video

Many people disagreed with the media personality who claimed that Shatta Wale did not deserve a diplomatic passport.

Realtongoboy said:

Today and tomorrow, I'm monitoring Wale's page. I know he will go live.

Ajara.suleman.127 reacted:

This guy is not serious kraaa hmm

Amkevinofficial posted:

Why not? But why always him? What exactly Shatta Wale has done to you people? Sometimes you people just talk on TV anyhow like you have no sense.

Decdaden commented:

Dis b pure hate from the heart… man you're too weak like an infant wiener @michaelolagh

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Kwabena_fianku_awuku commented:

I agree with Ola .

Maamenyame commented:

Hater. Ghana dieerr.

Viiboat asked:

Ola is d diplomatic passport for u to say we can't give someone like shattered wale, wat do u mean by dat. U koraa, are u a Ghanaian?

Lemondegh said:

Who too Be this guy? He just want beef, no worries we got cows to slaughter for him .. SM4LYF.

Kyerewaa.maameama commented:

This ola guy paaa he fool why u dey use wale for such example look at him foolish donkey he should respect himself nonsense.

inkredibleplay commented:

Ola dey worry ooo.

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Nathaniel Crabbe (Human-Interest editor) Nathaniel Crabbe is a journalist and editor with a degree in Journalism from the Ghana Institute of Journalism, where he graduated in 2015. He earned his master's from UPSA in December 2023. Before becoming an editor/writer of political/entertainment and human interest stories at Asaase Radio, Crabbe was a news reporter at TV3 Ghana. With experience spanning over ten years, he now works at YEN.com.gh as a human interest editor. You can reach him via nathaniel.crabbe@yen.com.gh.

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