Entertaining storefront names in Ghana

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Can you get a righteous cocktail at God’s Miracle Drinking Spot? Photo: Johnson

My wife, Mary, and I took a tour of Western Africa, Oct. 8-Nov. 2, 2009, with ElderTreks (Toronto, ON, Canada; 800/741-7956). We visited Niger, Benin, Togo and Ghana.

When we passed into Ghana, Mary began to write down store names. We hadn’t seen anything similar in the other countries (or anything that we recognized, as the official language of the previous three countries was French, not English as in Ghana).

The names below are listed in the order that we saw them. After a while, we had others in our group helping to spot them, most of which we saw as we drove through villages and towns.

KEITH JOHNSON

Roseville, MN

Nothing But Prayer Electrical Company

God First Plastic Store

Kings and Queens Drinking Spot

The Lord Willing Nursery

Yes Lord Beauty Shop

All Things Are Possible With God Fashions

God’s Finger Fitting Shop

Modern Brains Academy

Time Tells Drinking Club

Jesus is the Bread of Life Grocery

Watch and Pray Catering

Matter of Time Ventures

Buggie Hotel

Because of You Medical Center

God’s Miracle Drinking Spot

See Before You Talk Store

Be a Man Shoemaker

Observers Are Worried Bar

Dry Bones Shall Live Again Haircut

Cast Your Nets Grocery Store

Funeral Fashion Home

The Best is Yet to Come Restaurant

Rosary Radiator Specialist

Lover Boy Undertakers

Don’t Mind Your Wife Chop Bar

So Far So Good Shop

Divine Connection Phone Shop

Keep Smiling Cosmetics

No Weapon Restaurant

Wise Brains Food

Consuming Fire Fast Foods

Peculiar Child Academy/Preschool

Florence’s Funeral and Dressmaking Center

Never Say Die Until the Bones are Rotting Store

Stomach Care Cake Shop

Oh What a Man! Tech Support

Meek and Mild Prep School

The End is the Problem Spot

Lover Boy This is My Store

Escapees Enterprises

Inshallah Stomach Care... We Serve Fried Fufu

Hotel Messiah... A Glimpse of Heaven

Jesus Loves Fashion

No Bribe at Heaven

Sing For Joy Business Center

Defeat Corruption International School

Corpse Decoration Center

Ultimate Bite Fast Food

A Decent Shop

The Big Butt Boutique

Holyghosteus Fast Food

Fear Not Quality Building Blocks

Ancient Power Electrical Service

Blood and Fire Fashions

Every Meal is a Story

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Can you get a righteous cocktail at God’s Miracle Drinking Spot? Photo: Johnson

My wife, Mary, and I took a tour of Western Africa, Oct. 8-Nov. 2, 2009, with ElderTreks (Toronto, ON, Canada; 800/741-7956). We visited Niger, Benin, Togo and Ghana.

When we passed into Ghana, Mary began to write down store names. We hadn’t seen anything similar in the other countries (or anything that we recognized, as the official language of the previous three countries was French, not English as in Ghana).

The names below are listed in the order that we saw them. After a while, we had others in our group helping to spot them, most of which we saw as we drove through villages and towns.

KEITH JOHNSON

Roseville, MN

Nothing But Prayer Electrical Company

God First Plastic Store

Kings and Queens Drinking Spot

The Lord Willing Nursery

Yes Lord Beauty Shop

All Things Are Possible With God Fashions

God’s Finger Fitting Shop

Modern Brains Academy

Time Tells Drinking Club

Jesus is the Bread of Life Grocery

Watch and Pray Catering

Matter of Time Ventures

Buggie Hotel

Because of You Medical Center

God’s Miracle Drinking Spot

See Before You Talk Store

Be a Man Shoemaker

Observers Are Worried Bar

Dry Bones Shall Live Again Haircut

Cast Your Nets Grocery Store

Funeral Fashion Home

The Best is Yet to Come Restaurant

Rosary Radiator Specialist

Lover Boy Undertakers

Don’t Mind Your Wife Chop Bar

So Far So Good Shop

Divine Connection Phone Shop

Keep Smiling Cosmetics

No Weapon Restaurant

Wise Brains Food

Consuming Fire Fast Foods

Peculiar Child Academy/Preschool

Florence’s Funeral and Dressmaking Center

Never Say Die Until the Bones are Rotting Store

Stomach Care Cake Shop

Oh What a Man! Tech Support

Meek and Mild Prep School

The End is the Problem Spot

Lover Boy This is My Store

Escapees Enterprises

Inshallah Stomach Care... We Serve Fried Fufu

Hotel Messiah... A Glimpse of Heaven

Jesus Loves Fashion

No Bribe at Heaven

Sing For Joy Business Center

Defeat Corruption International School

Corpse Decoration Center

Ultimate Bite Fast Food

A Decent Shop

The Big Butt Boutique

Holyghosteus Fast Food

Fear Not Quality Building Blocks

Ancient Power Electrical Service

Blood and Fire Fashions

Every Meal is a Story