As sad as it sounds, death is an inevitable end that would come at a time it wants. Death is a passage an inescapable passage in man’s life.
After death is a funeral, an event that Ghanaians put a premium on because of the beliefs attached to it.
It is believed that once the dead are given a befitting burial, they would be welcomed warmly in the afterlife.
One has to die to know if this holds any water at all. In light of these, families would readily give their members a funeral, regardless of how poor they are, even if it means taking loans.
Aside from food, drinks, and catching up that takesplace on funeral grounds, one other thing, the most important so to speak that brings people together are songs.
These songs are carefully selected to bring comfort to the bereaved, put smiles on sad faces, and glee into sunken eyes.
If you have paid particular attention, you would come to the shocking realization that particular songs are played at almost every funeral.
If those songs are missed on the playlist, it could be said without mincing words that, that particular funeral was no funeral at all.
Check out the list below;
Florence Obinim– Osoro ne me fie– this timeless masterpiece takes a deep dive into the lives we are living as mere humans. We as vain mortals transittingthrough the earth and with heaven being our only final destination. The song was released in 2017.
Daddy Lumba– Makra Mo– every time you see someone could be the last time you are seeing them, make good of that time and do not harbour unnecessary things. That is what DL tells us in this song.
Daddy Lumba Adaka Tea– no matter how achieved you are, death narrows us into oneness so we need to live a humble and emulating life. The song was released a decade ago and still drives people to think beyond the immediate life.
Nana Acheampong– Obaatan– this is typically played after the passing of a mother. Acheampong talks about the shock and emptiness children feel after the passing of their mother.
Nana Adomako Nyamekye– Adjoa Pinamang– this tells a story of a mother who went into labour, lost her life only for the child to also die days later. If this song does not bring chills down your spine, nothing would!
Young Missionaries- Emmanuel– after all is said and done, the soothing voices from this band come with comforting words, that God would forever would be with you in your troubling times.
Written by Ms Pyper