Saturday, October 30, 2010

Performance Art-vertising

Walking down Oxford Street the other day in Osu, Accra's shopping-and-restaurants area, I saw this guy all painted up and advertising for Zion Thai Restaurant.

I guess performance art, of a sort, has made it to Ghana.

And if performance art and advertising have already dovetailed here to help this guy create a little business opportunity - for himself and for the restaurant - then that's saying something about Ghana's level of development.

It's amazing what a little peace and stability can do. Next thing will be graffitti and Segway scooters, punk rock and mock political rallies.

By the way, if you live in Accra, do check out Zion Thai - it's in Osu down the Papaye street. And if you like things spicy, order the papaya salad: it'll turn your cheeks the shade of this guy's ankles.

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