If you use social media, especially tiktok and Twitter then you must be familiar with the pallbearer dancers who are often portrayed in short video skits online.
What you don’t know is that they are the Nana Otafrija Pallbearing & Waiting Services from Ghana. They provide funeral services — featuring half-dozen men, often dressed in black and white suits and sunglasses. Known as dancing pallbearers, they get down to festive beats, all while carrying a coffin on their shoulders during funeral processions.
Recently they gained more fame during the covid-19 pandemic. Several countries like Spain, Brazil and Columbia have used their images to warn people about the importance of staying home and staying in alive.
A video below gives a brief description of Who the lengedary Pallbearers from Ghana are
The now TikTok famous dancing pallbearers from Ghana ⚰️ pic.twitter.com/cKDCxDig7s
— BBC News Africa (@BBCAfrica) April 16, 2020
Video source BBC
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How many times did we call you? pic.twitter.com/zf5G8dbIYu
— OFFICIAL GHANA DANCING PALLBEARERS (@DadaAwu) April 13, 2020
Columbia Police imitating the famous dancing pallbearers from Ghana. The objective of all this is to remind the people to strictly adhere to the STAY AT HOME directive from the Government of Colombia. pic.twitter.com/QFJMa0lkhu
— Embakasi Finest 🇰🇪🐐 (@ThisIsMboya) April 17, 2020
— Prince Kimbugwe (@Prince_ak8) April 9, 2020