Meet Accra’s Most Stylish Roast Corn Seller


My mum would always say, whatever you are doing, do it well.

This saying proves true in the case of Mr Sosu Patrick, who claims he is (and many agree with him) Accra’s most stylish roast corn vendor.

Captured by Ghanaian photographer and health enthusiast, Kobby Blay in these pictures, Sosu Patrick, popularly known as SP is a 40-year-old vendor of a highly favored Ghanaian street eatables, roasted plantain and coconut.

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For most, this trade is reserved for women. But even as it is astonishing to most people in the patriarchal Ghanaian system that SP would dabble in this trade, what draw more people to him would certainly have to be his “unusually” sharp dressing and heightened sense of hygiene, style, and branding, Pulse Nigeria relates.

In the pictures, which have since gone viral, Mr. Sosu is seen donning a suit, white shirt, a beaded tie of the Ghana flag colors topped with a wide-brimmed leather hat.

Sosu narrated to Kobby Blay how his business had started some five years ago after he had “a dream that this was going to be his breakthrough”.

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“I have some other children too, and they are in school where I hail from,” Sosu narrated, “I have a quite a large farm and will soon complete my house.”

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On health, the middle-aged stylish corn seller says he is probably Accra’s “best seller of good healthy roasted corn” as he doesn’t allow his customers to touch the corn until after they have purchased it from him. He enthused to Blay, “I don’t want my customers to blame me for cholera”.

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Sosu is definitely. Beacon to show that no matter what one does, if one is hardworking and unique, excellence is certain.

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