Nigerian funeral ceremonies still maintain their traditional flair in spite of the influence of modern practices. Usually, there is a lot of singing, praying, eulogizing and sometimes dancing. A big party is thrown by the family if the deceased had lived a long life. Most traditions in Nigeria believe in the reincarnation; thus they engage in solemn rites to ensure safe passage for the soul of the departed.

The death of a child is generally considered to be of deep misfortune and the “abiku” and the “ogbanje” phenomena still play a huge role in the way people view deaths like this. But all in all, burial rites vary across Nigeria and presented here are funeral processions of the three major tribes in Nigeria.