With the way Ghana is swaying, it takes more than just grit to survive the country and the system.
The statement "no man is an island" is especially true if you plan on surviving Ghana. You need people to hook you up with the best clothing, best car service, even to help you enter a club.
If you're a "fresher" to the system, YEN presents the ultimate list of people who you need to survive Ghana. Call it the complete kit to surviving Ghana.
1. A tailor friend
Seriously, every true Ghanaian has that dedicated "tailor" available to sew Kaba ANYTIME.
2. A backup tailor friend
...in case your regular tailor starts to messop.
3. A fitter friend
The roads in Ghana are so bad; that your car would need fixing every time. Pray your mechanic is your friend so he cheats you only small.
4. A taxi driver friend
Just in case your fitter said five days but meant the end of the month.
5. An electrician friend
...to fix your generator or your appliances. Depends on whether ECG gives too much light to blow your stuff or none at all
6. A hairdresser or barber friend
What use is a hairdresser that cannot "plait Beyonce corn-rows" or a tailor that cannot "barb Asamoah Gyan" style?
7. A mallam friend
Because Ghana is very hard!
8. “Customers” in the market
To give you the best deals and discounts...
9. A DVD/download friend
To hook you up with the latest movies and episodes from your favourite series!
10. A bouncer friend
So that you don’t disgrace yourself outside the club.
11. A police friend
In case you are in trouble, he can sort out one or two things.
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