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Pallbearers exhibit dance skills with ‘cooking pot’ coffin

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Sat, 28 Apr 2018 Source: www.ghanaweb.com

Death and funerals in the past were awkward events that no one ever want to talk about because they are moments of grief but in recent times have become events where people display all kinds of fashion.

Choosing a coffin for the burial of a departed has also become a priority as settling on a particular casket is now informed by the occupation of the deceased.

This has forced, coffin-makers to become more creative and innovative in designing their caskets which are mostly weird and “crazy” in nature.

If we vividly remember the ‘microphone’ coffin designed for the late Ghanaian musician, Terry Bonchaka and the ‘piano’ casket in which the late King George Forrest was laid.

A viral video of a ‘cooking pot’ coffin, circulating all on social media, is the scariest of all the coffins some of us may have seen so far.

In the video, well-groomed pallbearers are seen carrying a ‘cooking pot’ casket on their shoulders at a funeral ground as they excitedly dance to the music that was been played.

The choice of the casket obviously means the deceased was a local restaurant (chop bar) owner.

What makes the video more interesting is the fact that these pall bearers execute a well-rehearsed choreography of Prince Nico Mbarga’s ‘Sweet Mother’.

But the first question one would ask is, “how was the body laid in a rounded pot”? Was it chopped into pieces?

Source: www.ghanaweb.com