Nigerian man buries father in new $90K BMW and the internet is going crazy

Coffins are slowly becoming overrated with the creation of ingenious ways to bury the dead. As Muslims bury their dead without coffins, others are opting for cremation which leaves no mark of life but ashes.

The final nail in the coffin is the burial of the dead in cars which a Nigerian man, only named Azubuike, allegedly pulled off recently to bid his father a luxurious farewell.

Photographs of a burial ceremony purported to be in Anambra State in Nigeria showing the deceased being lowered into a grave in a BMW have been trending online with a lot of comments condemning the act.

It’s been widely reported by Nigerian websites that the new car is worth over 32 million Naira ($90,000) and the deceased’s son decided to use the BMW as a coffin to “hand him a dignified send-off befitting of his status”.

Social media users were questioning the motive for the decision to bury the dead in a new car. One Twitter user described it as reckless while another thought it was bizarre.

Many comments showed a lack of interest in the lavish gesture which isn’t the first time it has ever happened.

Three years ago, an unnamed Nigerian billionaire in Enugu was reported to have buried his mother in a customized brand new Hummer SUV vehicle.

Here are some social media reactions to the burial.

This article by Ismail Akwei was first published on

Published by Ismail Akwei

Ismail Akwei is an international journalist, digital media and communications professional, editor, writer, arts, culture and tourism advocate, human rights activist, pan-Africanist, tech enthusiast and history buff. He has worked with multinational media companies across Africa and has over a decade’s experience in journalism.

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