- As the world advances, African coffin designers continue to conceptualise new ideas to make brisk businesses
- In Ghana, it is easy to find very attractive designs, some like syringes, shoes and fruits
- Some people believe that some of the coffins are designed to fit the lifestyles and profession of the deceased who are buried with them
You may sometimes hear some people joke with death and how sweet life after earth's sojourn could be, especially judged by the process of internment.
The thought of death could actually send cold shivers down the spine of most people, but it is a must-happen.
However, despite how fearful the thought is, coffin makers are latching on new methods to attract mourners who are prepared to bury their deads.
In Ghana, for example, these coffin makers smile to the banks on a daily basis as they constantly idealise new designs.
A nurse was once buried with a coffin designed exactly like a syringe while some time ago, photographs of a well-designed casket in the shape of a beer bottle trended on the internet.
The Africa Fact Zone recently collated some of these very attractive designs which it titled: ' 'Custom-made coffins are a thing in Ghana.'
It added: "They are designed based on the preferences, job, and habits of the deceased when he or she was alive."
Below are some of such designs that have got people talking on social media:
In her reaction, Edwina Christlove brought in a different angle by noting that some people have now professional mourners and that they get paid for crying at funerals.
In what can be further described as admirable creativity, another person posted photographs of coffin designed like trainers.
Legit.ng earlier reported how a Nigerian nurse, Olubunmi Olugbileeti, reportedly died in the US during her self-isolation at home.
In a viral video that emerged online, medical officials came around to take out her body. In the video, people mourned as they sang dirges to mark her demise. As the stretcher wheeled her body to a waiting ambulance, the people who stood by shed tears.
A Nigerian man with the Twitter handle @cbngov_akin1 said that the body was taken out on Sunday, May 3 and the nurse was 47 years old before her death.
Meanwhile, as the world battles with coronavirus, Nigeria has kept taking a huge hit in the way it has lost some of her great minds to the virus.
Carol Jamabo, a Bury care worker, has died a week after she started showing symptoms to Covid-19.
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