Ghanaians are creative when it comes to lying their corpse in state and burying them. This level of ingenuity is unbeatable.
When a fisherman dies it’s likely for him to be buried with a casket designed like a canoe. If you are a musician your casket will be designed like a microphone. Your casket is actually designed according to your profession. Afro legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti affirmed the struggles the dead go through when he famously sang "double wahala for dead body and the owner of dead body".
The late musician reminisced on the trouble "wahala" corpses pass through and the unease of their owners.
A photo of a dead man tied to a light pole is being circulated on social media and of course, that man must have been an electrician when he was alive.
While many feel this is rather absurd and could aggravate emotions during lying in state, others are quick to point out the relativity in cultures. Hence, any known profession of the dead can be a reference point in "celebrating" the exploits of the dead. Many point out that Ghanians don't just display this for the fun of it, as it is also a reminder to the fact that excellence in service or job is a factor for eulogizing the dead. It follows the principle of doing what you find your hands on while you are yet alive to the best of your ability.
Although, the practice is usually done for those who die at an old age, it doesn't seem plausible to showcase the dead who passed away at his/her youthful years.
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