Ghanaian highlife artist Ofori Amponsah has urged Ghanaians to redirect their attention towards celebrating the living rather than investing in elaborate funerals for the deceased.
During an interview on the Onua Showtime show with Nana Ama Mcbrown, the renowned musician emphasised the importance of showing support and extending kindness to others while they are still alive.
Expressing his personal aversion to funerals, Ofori Amponsah shared his belief that people often wait until someone passes away to recognize and celebrate their achievements.
The 'Emmanuella' hitmaker expressed his reluctance to attend funerals, stating, "I really don't like funerals that much, so I rarely attend."
The musician encouraged a shift in mindset, urging individuals to celebrate and support one another while they are still alive.
"I believe in celebrating the living. If someone wants a cup of water, offer it to them, don't wait for them to leave this earth before you go and buy stuff for their funeral," he stated.
Ofori Amponsah questioned the societal behaviour of withholding help from someone in need but readily contributing significant sums of money for funeral expenses.
“You can ask someone for 1 cedi and they’ll not give you but wait and let me die, they’ll find large sums of money to buy a coffin or give donations, I don’t understand this behaviour, we really need to celebrate the living,” he voiced out.
As Ofori Amponsah approaches his remarkable 25-year journey in the entertainment industry, set to be commemorated in 2024, he emphasised his preference for honouring individuals while they are alive instead of attending their funerals.