If you are spending your most of the time on social media during this lockdown period than you would have definitely come across the new video meme which is about the Pallbearers of Africa. The Pallbearers which are known to make the funeral a fun event in Ghana by dancing with coffin in the funeral.
Memers have dug out these funeral coffin dance videos and are sharing it with funny captions. This hilarious funeral video has become favourite for memers and also for twitter. The video is also being used to spread the message to stay at home or otherwise those who go out maybe dancing with these pallbearers.
Details about the video:
The video is actually from Ghana where there is a tradition that people believe in celebrating the lives of their loved ones after they pass away. They take the help of pallbearers who organise the funeral of their deceased one in a funny way and thus bring joy to a sad event. In the video, pallbearers are seen dancing by lifting the casket in and dancing in synchronised steps on EDM song “Astronomia” by Tony Igy.
They parade the casket on their backs, spin around and even at one instance they pretend to have dropped the casket. The pallbearers are known as Benjamin’s company and are creating employment in Ghana as they have employed more than 100 people.
Origin of the video:
The trend first started on YouTube with the three most popular videos that gained the popularity that was uploaded on Youtube on 22nd January 2015 by Travelin Sister that depicted Ghana funeral tradition. The video gained popularity on YouTube and got over 2.9 million views in five years. Another video about pallbearer was uploaded by BBC News Africa on 27th July 2017 and the video received 681,000 views in three years.
On February 26th, 2020 TikTok user @lawyer_ggmu posted the earliest video which was paired with the EDM track “Astronomia” and was used as a punchline for a “FAIL” clip in which people generally failed in the task they were going to perform.
How did the video spread:
The video gained popularity on TikTok, the video was used as a punchline for “FAIL” clips, which implied that the person who was doing a particular task and failed has died.
On March 6th, 2020, TikTok account Trickshots shared a meme of the same type that over 2.9 million views and 237,000 likes and similarly TikTok user on 12th March posted a meme on the video which received over 2.7 million views and 330,800 likes. Soon the memes made on the pallbearer video were also trending on Twitter and Instagram.