Nneka Dike (not real name), a 20-year old undergraduate at the University of Abuja together with two of her girlfriends, she had gone to one of Abuja’s popular nightclubs, this month, to, in her words, “catch some fun”. One random conversation with a new friend she met and she was being cajoled to buy an artificial hymen.
Sources revealed it is sold between the range of 9k to 15k and customers are usually an assortment of the breed of university-based budding commercial sex workers or as street culture has christened them, ‘runs girls’. The other bloc is soon-to-be-brides.
After much interrogations, One of the bartenders, who gave his name simply as Abu claimed ignorance of the trend, revealing that girls have been known to bring in ‘weird intimacy gadgets’ and female condoms, marketed out of their handbags. “They carry these things from abroad to sell here and make profit,” he said in Pidgin English, his mouth turned to allow a mischievous smile. “Na coded things. So this thing fit dey.”
The retailers are usually undergraduates who sell to people in clubs, at pool parties, universities and other locations that combine a likely customer base with an absence of prying eyes, further questions revealed.
Extremely secretive to the point of denying their goods, these girls sell independently and sometimes leave no contact, the better to vanish at will. They collect numbers from customers who purchase in bulk, then call intermittently to find referrals.
I guess ladies can now eat their cake and have it. Lol...What say ye?