Where: Kumasi, Ghana People: Asante/Ashanti Religion: Akan and Asante mixed with Christianity Ritual: Burial
The Ashanti are an ethnic group in Ghana. Ashanti funerals, also known as “odwira,” are usually elaborate, lavish, and very expensive ceremonies that are held to honour and celebrate the life of the deceased. However, in the case of Francis Akwasi Owusu, the family decided for a more subdued funeral service.
Francis Akwasi Owusu died at the age of 76.
Thank you to Francis and his family for letting me be a part of the last farewell, and Peter King Appiah for his help.