The first people to cash in on the dancing pallbearers meme is not even the group itself but a company from China.
When it comes to making money out of practically anything on this planet, no one comes even close to the ingenuity of the Chinese.
Over the past few weeks, the Ghanaian dancing pallbearing group ‘Nana Otafrija Pall-Bearing services’ have become famous all over the world.
Their coffin dance set to Tony Igy’s ‘Astronomia’ has become the most popular meme of 2020 so far.
Despite their popularity, it looks like they are now going to be monetized without receiving even a dime from it.
JMG 1/64 Miniatures, a figurines workshop based in Hong Kong, are now selling figurines based on the pallbearers.
There are two sets, one of them with all the pallbearers standing and the other one with four of them crawling carrying the coffin, mimicking their most popular dance moves.
The figurines are selling for $49 for the first set and $40 for the second set. They can be ordered online with the company offering to ship even outside China.
If I were the pallbearers, this would be the time to start thinking of retaining a lawyer.