All these and many other factors have culminated in scathing economic hardship for the already despondent masses. In the face of the hyper-inflation, there is a particular service in an unregulated industry that has suffered ‘subsidy removal’ without a reference in the media which is s*x.
S*x which is one of the basic physiological needs of man as well as a ‘joyous sport’ according Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of needs Psychology theory seems to have been put beyond the reach of the average Nigerian men as much as food with an unprecedented hike in the prices at both the direct market (brothels and hotels) and the indirect market (social media).
The social media has recorded the influx of young ladies in the commercial capital of Nigeria – Lagos; hustling to ‘use what they have to get what they want’ from the available men.
This seems to be the new trend of entrepreneurship improvised to develop the local economy from its mono-cultural outlook as these young ladies have registered nefarious profiles on the internet in pseudo names to provide clandestine s*x services either as prostitutes or casual lovers to the financially-empowered men.
In a survey through the participant observation method conducted in Festac Town area of Lagos as well as on trending social media platforms, startling details showed s*x prices have suffered about 60 to 100% increment with the key players blaming the Buhari administration for the towering hike.
Some ‘regular’ commercial s*x workers around 1st and 6th avenues in Festac charge up to N4,000 to N5,000 for a ‘short time’ package which is for only one round. The former basic price for such pleasure service around December, 2015 was N2,000 or N3,000 depending on the beauty, body structure and taste of the s*x worker in question.
The ones with conspicuous natural endowments such as pawpaw-like boobs and gargantuan bums have a field day displaying their merchandise with men trooping in for the pleasure business.
A concerted study on the Insta.me application (insta chat) which is a messenger app for people in the Instagram community revealed pleasure sessions have gone up to N30,000 to N35,000 in a venture that didn’t cost more than N7,000 to N10,000 in the past. Most of these ladies adamantly defend their price tags which they term ‘non negotiable’.
Below is a Whatsapp chat between a prospective client and an online prostitute based in Lagos State made available exclusively to Tori News: