3F Music, home to a number of recording studios worldwide based in the Middle East, bought the Coffin Dance meme for $1,046,079.54 (327.00ETH) as the highest bidder on Saturday, April 9.
Out of generosity, the pallbearers have announced that they will be donating 25% of the sale of their meme to the Ukrainian Charitable Foundation to support Ukraine amidst its war against Russia ever since Putin’s invasion.
In a video seen by pulse.com.gh, Benjamin Aidoo, the leader of the pallbearer’s group said ” we will like to announce that we would transfer twenty-five per cent of the funds from the sale of our memes at the NFT auction to the Ukrainian Charitable Foundation“.
In the video below, he added, “come back alive to support Ukraine and its great people“.
According to reports, the donation was part of an agreement with attached to the auctioning.
Before the bidding ended, a tweet from the leader of the group said “just over 3 hours left on the Coffin Dance #NFT auction at @foundation ! 50% of the proceeds go to charity in Ukraine“.
In 2020, the Ghanaian pallbearers went viral globally after their videos surfaced online.
The group showed off their casket-carrying skills that see them orchestrating a choreographed routine, lifting and lowering caskets, and even sitting on the floor if need be.
Their videos became a hit that sparked a global trend that also became a phenomenon during the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.