These Ghanaian women get paid to cry at the funerals of strangers (video)


A lot of you reading this are not going to believe this job is a real thing. But professional mourners — people paid to attend funerals and pretend to be friends and family of the deceased — are not only real, but common. Or they are in places like Ghana, China; it’s only just now starting to take off in Western countries.

Here is a video of professional mourners in Ghana who make a living by attending the funerals of strangers to cry.

Speaking with BBC Africa, one of the women named Ami Dokli, said they decided to go into the crying business after they became windows following the death of their husbands.

According to her, they charge based on how ceremonious the burial is being celebrated.

Watch the video below.


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