Pallbearing & Waiting Services
In 2007 Benjamin Aidoo started pall bearing business as a side job to see himself through school. He noticed such business in Ghana should be unique and creative than others, instead of just wearing black outfits he changed his business style into different colored outfits as well as adding new flavor of celebrating life and spreading joy. Some people they don’t want to cry anymore,other people too whether they want to cry or not we make them happy,we make them cheerful because of what we are doing. Nana Otafrija has around 100 employees as Benjamin supports young people by providing them with job in the team. Nana Otafrija and Benjamin became the story of COVID-19 Pandemic as #coffindance is everywhere on social media and we promise we will always put a smile to everyone in this world.
The Nana Otafrija initially gained worldwide attention through a BBC feature story in 2017. In March 2020, the videos were paired with EDM song "Astronomia" by Tony Igy and gained popularity in FAIL edits. The footage also became part of an Internet meme in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020. The popularity of the video with our funeral agency has broken all possible records. Over a billion views on original videos and parodies on YouTube, over 500 million views on TikTok, over 200,000 posts on Instagram with a hashtag, posts in all the world's major media, and much more. In May 2020, US President Donald Trump shared an edited video of the dancing pallbearers carrying a coffin on his social media in response to a controversial remark by Joe Biden. In the edited video, Biden's campaign logo was superimposed on the coffin.
World media that wrote about us
The New York Times
"The parties are a direct import from Ghana, where funerals are world-renowned for their size and extravagance"
"Once the pandemic is over he hopes to travel and to open branches of his pallbearing business in other countries, where people will be able to hire Adioo-style coffin dancers"
The Washington Post
"English-speaking Twitter users have mentioned “dancing pallbearers” at least 60,000 times this month, said Yasuko Quinn, a spokeswoman for the platform."
"In 2017 this troupe of Ghanaian pallbearers went viral following BBC Africa's coverage of their flamboyant coffin-carrying dances, garnering millions of views. Three years later and the group has experienced a second round of internet fame, with social media users adopting the troupe as a dark-humoured symbol of death in the time of Covid-19."
'Coffin Dance' Becomes Most Popular Dance Of 2020, Google Calls It 'a Poignant Message'
The Indian Express
"A piano cover of the EDM track in the ‘coffin dance meme’ has been watched by millions"
Official International Promoter
Код за ЄДРПОУ 41270481, тел.: (044) 337-36-00,
Банк ФІЛІЯ “РОЗРАХУНКОВИЙ ЦЕНТР” ПАТ КБ “ПРИВАТБАНК”, МФО 320649,
01054, м. Київ, вул. Мечникова, 2
John Telewa (Personal Manager of Benjamin Aidoo)
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