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When it comes to burying the dead, Ghana has one of the most unique funeral practices in the world. Here, funerals are a celebration of life and a chance for families to give their loved ones a proper send-off, from creating fantasy coffins to holding long ceremonies to being as flamboyant as the families’ budgets allow.
Now, African streaming service Showmax is bringing Ghana’s extravagant funerals to the screen with the new Original, My Perfect Funeral, premiering on the platform soon.
My Perfect Funeral is a thirteen-part reality series that follows five families in Ghana as they prepare to bury their loved ones. Each episode will show the different stages for the funeral, and will also feature POVs and confessional sessions from key family members.
The show will expose the elaborateness of Ghanaian funerals while exploring unique traditions and fanfare.
“Even though funerals are a sad and morbid experience, African families, and Ghanaians in particular, go the extra mile to make sure this occasion is done perfectly and, in some cases, flamboyantly and without any holding back,” says executive producer Deloris Frimpong Manso (The Delay Show).
It’s a story that hasn’t been told before on our screens, Deloris says. “But then again someone has to tell this story,” she adds.