In a BBC documentary, an African woman, Ami Dokli who cries for a living, explained her business thus:
Some people don’t know how to cry, some people when they lose their relatives, don’t know how to mourn. My name is Ami Dokli, a funeral contractor and professional mourner.
People come in to pick me and go to their funeral and cry for them. I and my team members are all widows, we decided to come together after our husbands died. Some funerals are big funerals while some are normal, so we charge based on big or normal your funeral is. Crying for me is a normal thing, we will all die one day.”
Watch video below: