Olivia, known as Delicious O to her clients and colleagues in the business, is just one among hundreds of the young ladies who ply their trade at the lounge.It was Friday night and the reporter watched several scantily clad young ladies prance about outside while some proceeded to the dance floor to gyrate to the sound of Nigerian crooner K-Cee’s latest hit ‘Limpopo’.
When the reporter asked how much her business fetched nightly, she was evasive at first. It was past 11.00 pm and business was in full swing.
Margaret was impatient to land a client for the night, so her eyes darted furtively scanning the new comers.
By Adedayo Ogunleye Abuja, the capital of Nigeria, is a city with its own unique allure – the promise of a good or better life.
For some, these dreams come true easily, for others maybe not.
There are prostitutes to service every taste and class.
All a willing client had to do is locate his level according to his financial capacity.
Despite what the media handlers of the capital city’s administration churn out in the press about winning the war against prostitution, it remains a booming, ever evolving business.
Most evenings, as early as 8.00 pm until the wee hours of the morning, a drive along many streets in Wuse 11, particularly Aminu Kano Crescent and Ademola Adetokunbo Avenue puts a lie to official claptrap.
He identified some low-end hooker spots in the Garki area of the city.
Patrons of these joints, he said, consisted of low-income earners such as artisans, minimum wage earners, transport workers etc.
Two bottles of wine later, the reporter confided in Margaret that he was a journalist researching the commercial sex industry in Abuja and their run-ins with the law enforcement agencies.