Unusual ceremonies carried out by MAGOHA’s Nigerian in-laws at the Lee Funeral


The remains of Prof. George Magoha was transported from Lee Funeral Home to several locations for public display.

His Nigerian in-laws performed some unusual rites at Lee Funeral Home before the body was taken from the mortuary.

They watched as their son’s body was removed from the Lee Funeral Home so that the public may visit him.

The relatives of Dr. Barbra Magoha reportedly encircled the vehicle transporting Magoha’s body before it left the mortuary, according to mortuary video.

Four guys stood on the right side of the car in a proper display of respect, completely covered in white clothing. A man and woman wearing Nigerian clothing were standing behind them.

A woman was standing in front of the hearse and tapping Magoha’s coffin’s windscreen three times with a hand fan.

Before the procession headed to the Starehe Boys’ Center, the four men rhythmically moved to the back of the van after lifting wooden poles over it for a brief period of time.

Two police riders led the motorcade, and when they arrived at the school’s door, Magoha’s in-laws performed another rite before his body was taken out for viewing.

The in-laws formed a line, with the four males standing at the front and being joined by ladies wearing blue kitenge gowns and crimson headscarves, the traditional dress of Nigeria.

The four males jumped around the automobile repeatedly while shouting dirges. They then led the group in a pair of laps around the hearse.

The vehicle continued after the brief ritual, but the in-laws stayed and continued to dance to the rhythm of the music being performed by traditional drummers.

White and red are the traditional burial colors in Nigeria, which is why men wear all-white suits and women wear crimson headscarves.

Depending on how a person passed away, the West Africans mark death in various ways. If the person passed away when they were young or in a car accident, the atmosphere is usually somber.

The general atmosphere was one of celebration for Magoha, who lived a long and prosperous life.

A large amount of music, singing, and dancing are also common at funerals in Nigeria because people there think that doing so increases the odds of the departed having a better afterlife.


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