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Friday, 8 May 2015

Ghanaian man dresses in a suit to sell water melon on the streets

Pictured above is Daniel Nartey, a Ghanaian man who dresses in a suit to hawk water melon around Madina in Ghana's capital, Accra to eke a living. When asked why he dresses this way, Daniel said;
"My pastor always says dress well no matter the job you do, so I decided to wear a suit. Some laugh at me, others encourage me and are willing to help me"
Daniel says his dressing gives him an edge which helps him make 100 % profit after sales
"I make 100% profit. I think it is because of how I dress, people notice me easily and want to buy from me," Mr Nartey said.
The 25-year-old is a primary school teacher and sells watermelon during weekends and when the school is on vacation. He is saving up to buy an oven and wants to one day own his own snack bar.

Photo credit: BBC

139 comments:

Davido's driver said...

We have one in benin city linda

Davido's driver said...

We have one in benin city linda in fact this man dresses reallt nice. My Benin ppl na lie i dey talk?

Davido's driver said...

Life is about packaging. Lindaobsv

Adeyemi said...

Nice concept......

Uche said...

Wow! I really admire his courage.

Unknown said...

Wonders shall never end.

Unknown said...

Abi oo!!! It's his office na! He has to dress well for business....God will help him.

Adeyemi said...

May God bless ur hustle. ....

7F098C19 said...

New package. Shoprite is a packaged yaba market. Thumbs up to Mr package on suit. Engr Emy

Lilian Fc Barcelona said...

It is well.

Blog It With Olivia said...

They shouldn't be laughing at him
Cos no matter †ђξ situation, it will only get better , it will end in praise.....just time
Αи∂ meanwhile, he's making an honest living











I Rep 27th May

Pearls said...

Wow, am so inspired. May God bless him

Bad_girl_riri 4 life said...

Good 4 u..buh i cant do dis tho..cuz rihrih wud neva do dis (Linda post my comments oo)

Unknown said...

Market strategy

Unknown said...

I like his way of thinking, at least he makes his money. That is the most important.

Anonymous said...

Wow just wow

BONARIO NNAGS said...

Wow! Talk of ingenuity and packaging, trust him to make more sales than regular water melon sellers.

~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

Funso Samuel said...

Wow! Interesting. Go man, it's far better than stealing/robbery.

Unknown said...

At least it got him on Linda's blog

Unknown said...

Nice packaging but I hope say heat no go finish u inside hot sun

Lukman said...

All the best! Your dream will come through!

Unknown said...

Awwww!!....All The Best Nartey!! God Bless Your Hustle!!

Bonita Bislam said...

Lol beautiful strategy.Next time agbada

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Hmmmm...corporate business men

Miss tiana said...

Corporate hawking!

Unknown said...

Man must survive! Do ur thing jare...!

SANDRA said...

God bless our hustle

Unknown said...

good job.

Anonymous said...

Lmao I go wear suit sell kpomo o #kpomolover

Unknown said...

Courageous man.

Unknown said...

It is well with you daniel....

Unknown said...

Inspiring!

May God grant him his desires.

Unknown said...

It is well with you Daniel...

Amy Amy said...

Very gud.hard working guy Kp it up God ll see u thru one day.

Manuel Kunmi said...

Hmmmmmmn God help us alll

Ogechi@ afakos@yahoo.com said...

That's good for him.

Debbie Chelsea said...

Wow....I love dis!!!!! Lol

Juleslouis said...

Ehyah! May God bless his hustle. #making ordinary things extra ordinary.

Unknown said...

I dnt think he has witnessed this bastard heat we have in lagos,dt alone wld make think twice before evn using a suit to hawk

Chidimma OOgbonnaya said...

This may sound really absurd or funny, but it's not about the laughs. I just hope people relate to the rare and strong message this young lad is communicating (even) unconsciously. #ThinkBeyondWhatIsInFrontOfYou. Pls visit my blog www.thoughtsrundel. blogspot.com

Linda plssss post my comment. Thank u in advance. *smiley*

Anonymous said...

Just pray not to have a cause to do it.

Anonymous said...

By the way riri doesn't know u exist.

ary said...

At least he is better than those who dress in suits to beg.

Anonymous said...

Excellent marketing strategy! "Packing" is very important in Business.

Unknown said...

Well done





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Unknown said...

Dis na coat abeg.. wen I see a suit wil know.

Unknown said...

Nice one!

Pidgin Mistress said...

I never see o

Anonymous said...

Dress appropriately well......given our weather

Unknown said...

Waoow! There is dignity in labour

Unknown said...

Dat Touch Of Difference, Standing Out

Unknown said...

e try o

Unknown said...

That's initiative

Unknown said...

lol...na real packaging

Faisal Nisbah said...

Nice concept......, I like it :)

Anonymous said...

Dignity of labor at it's best!!!

Kennydof said...

God bless you my brother.May your dressing connect you with your divine helper.IJN

Unknown said...

There's a man around Challenge in Ibadan, who wears corporate to sell moi moi.

Anonymous said...

Do you need to wear suit in a hot African sun in order to be "well dressed". What is wrong with a well sown native, chinos, tee shirt etc. colonial-mentality.

@ziniex said...

nice one, good strategy. this is coporate water melon before u know it now he wld become there presdidents official water melon supplier.

Anonymous said...

Not even a nice word for his PASTOR came from all of you.

It shows Lib readers only comment when they hear bad things about Pastors...

SMH4 all of you....


@arkiss said...

Dis typ even if u don't want to eat water melon with D way it's presented n packaged u wil be tempted to eat, not all does abokis....even if u wnt to eat water melon seeing der gworo teeth alone u wil wnt to trow up let alone buy stuff frm dem

Anonymous said...

so 9c

Paulokah.blogspot.com said...

Interesting

Anonymous said...

Backed by a pastor's advice, that's "prosperity" religion ( materialism). Remember to remit the pastor's 10% after all he gave you the tip.

OSINANL said...

The man packaged well...
Nice

Unknown said...

There is dignity in labour. The young man will go place. Now is d time for him to market d watermelon online and supply by SMS. I wish him a resounded success in his endeavours.

Anonymous said...

Ure so inspired! U go fit marry am??? All these hypocrite girls here on LIB and nigeria in general. If man no get car then e no get future! Mschewwww

Unknown said...

a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said...
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Dude is hsutling.....
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***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

Unknown said...

Hehehe unda dis hot weather

Unknown said...

Packaging....................

Unknown said...

no be small thing o....for this heat?






Nimelda said so...

Anonymous said...

Define Ingenuity?

Unknown said...

Abi d man dey Waka dat GRA area for adesuwa rd near ihama abi?? If na d man wey dey sell sandwich den I sabi am if nt u OYO

Unknown said...

Looking good they say is good business god bless his hustle

Anonymous said...

i knw d man for GRA...na true u talk o.he stays close to my house at ugbor

Unknown said...

Bt under dis lagos sun??
Hmmm I doubt he wud do dis for 2 days
Kudos to him tho

Subomi said...

things like this make you say THANK YOU GOD. I say a little prayer for him, May God grant his heart desires

Unknown said...

Yes o! His dressing would even attract customers to him. Linda take note!

Anonymous said...

The fact that he inspires her doesn't mean she has to be able to marry him to prove a point, its not hypocrisy- those are two different things. I am also inspired by him but i cant marry him cos he's not the type of person i want to marry. Do you get it? dumb-dumb!

Anonymous said...

But the heat in this weather sha! He can't be comfortable.

knowurway.com said...

Nice one, we have one in my area in G. R. A. B/c.

Anonymous said...

I LUV D DRESS WEL NO MATA D JOB U DO.....TOMJERRYSWIT

Unknown said...

Nice

Chigo said...

That was hw i saw one roasting corn with suit in 2012 close to their Shoprite shopping mall in the same Ghana.Lol!

Anonymous said...

Investors you have got your self a winner,help him to start up.

Anonymous said...

nice

Unknown said...

D saying "U r adressed according to d way u r dressed" is really true. God bless him, and reward his hardwork.

I see him going places.

Golden Gold said...

Na true @Davido's driver. D 1 in Benin has more swag, his outfits are superb. He pushes d cart slowly n plays cool music

Human Being said...

This is how Joe Ades made it to become a millionaire. Watch this to get inspired https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Krusn0Mo3Po







Human Being No Be God

jaybabe said...

I go like chop water melon cos I just wan make e sell. It takes courage to dress like that to hawk

Anonymous said...

This Davidoff's driver can lie anyhow oooh. Kai.

ibkay said...

Epic!!! Gworo teeth. Imagine telling me Madam come buy grave instead of grape. I say go and chop ur grave by yourself

Anonymous said...

You obviously know Nothing. Accra is hotter than Lagos. Accra and Abuja about the same heat

Anonymous said...

God bless you dear Nartey

Unknown said...

Godbless his handiwork

marvellous E said...

Linda if you get this guy contact find how much be the oven. An encouraged by his story.

marvellous E said...

Linda if u have this guy's contact help find out how much be the oven. Am encouraged by his story

ebony said...

All follow for packaging

Unknown said...

Marketing on a different p!


OKORO UPGRADED**

Anonymous said...

Stalkers everywhere.

loloxy said...

@davido na true.d guy sells fruits in a mobile show glass and plays music

Anonymous said...

Aww...dts so nice. I really pity him. Ppl re suffering oo,wit all d sweat. Linda, dnt do 2 LIB give away twice, u can giv him d money 2 buy his oven and improve in his business.

Rubylicious said...

According to Wikipedia, Ingenuity is the quality of being clever, original, and inventive, often in the process of applying ideas to solve problems or meet challenges. So Bonario is correct in using the word.

Unknown said...

Wow! am inspired Mr Nartey. This is just the beginning, you are already going places by being in the news today for a good reason. God bless your struggle bro.

Unknown said...

Corporate hawker

20 Things Women Find Attractive In A Man

Anonymous said...

Maybe it's good but wearing a suit in the heat? The dressing isn't proper... May a tie and a shirt and an apron would have suited him.

Anonymous said...

It's so sad u didn't d point of d moral lesson

Unknown said...

obviously the pastor meant dress the way u want to be addressed. may God bless ur hustle though.

Unknown said...

@davido's driver...yeahhhh near Uyi grand close to second ugbor with hid weird music lol

Anonymous said...

There is one like that at garki market in abuja. He sells " aya" it's a sweet nut mostly in the north.

Unknown said...

The Almighty God knows your heart desires and will surely grant them to you........neva give up bro.

Unknown said...

Kosako ni ghana

stancheph said...

It's a very nice question, will you marry him?

stancheph said...

Upgraded

Unknown said...

Inspiring. God will bless your handiwork. Just be faithful with the little.

APPLE said...

Nah corporate fruit seller..hehehe..

Unknown said...

They should keep laughing. B4 dey finish laughing he would av built 2 houses in Accra

Anonymous said...

Consult your dictionary

Tboy said...

The paramount of all is that he smiles to the bank at the end of the month. Oluwa, bless my hustle!!!

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Aunty gwegzzz.... said...

@arkis,u don finish me with laff here. Those gworo teeth no dey gree me patronise all those abokis.

Anonymous said...

Dress the way u want to be addressed

Nky said...

Nice

Unknown said...

U love dis abi? But I can swear dat if dis guy approaches u for a relationship, u'll definitely turn him down.

Unknown said...

Huh?

hammer said...

Ingenuity ke? Whats ingenuous about a grown man selling watermelon in a suit? Anyway I'm very impressed with the positive responses and encouragement given to a ghanaian....if it was the other way round, those low-life envious primitive ghanaian cretins would've turned it to a Nigerian bashing jamboree.

Unknown said...

Good advertisement.

Jasmine Joseph said...

Damn the guy looks dapper

Unknown said...

Nice

Unknown said...

Nice

Anonymous said...

wow.. so inspiring! i feel like i know ur pastor. infact i love u and ur pastor jare..

Unknown said...

Lolz, @ ghoro teeth

Anonymous said...

Aaaarrggghhh!!! Mehn I hate dumb people...I don't see anything relating to love or marriage or relationship in her comment o..."ordinary english", you couldn't even comprehend instead you bring your materialistic and pained self here to spew rubbish...please work on yourself and stop embarrassing yourself

mikel said...

He should not be laughed at, he is already making a difference in his own way no matter what.

Anonymous said...

Hammer's IQ is so low that he just contradicted HIMSELF

Anonymous said...

Exactly so so sad

Anonymous said...

...Why are you unhappy in life?

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