Wednesday, 6 August 2014


Renowned  prostitute and leader of Nigerian chapter of African S*x Workers Alliance (ASWA), Patoo Abraham, led a group of fellow prostitutes on a protest in Lagos. The 48 year old mother of 2 (Who are in university but are unaware of her profession) told  Al jazeera
   We are tired of dying in silence.We want to be able to practise our profession with pride like every other person. We want an end to name-calling and stigmatisation. We are s*x workers and not asawo [a Yoruba derogatory name for prostitutes].”S*x work, is normal work and that there are “s*x workers everywhere under one form of disguise or the other”"People call us names but the funny thing is that they don't even know if their wives, sisters or daughters are one of us," Continue.... "If I don't tell you that I am a s*x worker, you won’t know unless you see me here. Most of us are working as nurses in big hospitals, some are bankers and even students, but you won’t know." . “The government should stop criminalising our work,.Just as you are proud of your profession, that is how I am proud of mine. Just as you are respected for being a journalist, that is how I want to be respected" 
See more photos of protest below;


  1. Prostitutes now have a say in the public.
    Very soon arm rubbers too will follow.

    This generation have totally lost it!!

    -Alex Enoyore's Blog, my Tv-

  2. This is really crazy! What in the heavens is wrong with these women? Its trash!

  3. christabelAugust 06, 2014

    Now that they are all gathered, why don't they just arrest them all?

  4. Lol. You go fear na

  5. Osborne's BodyguardAugust 06, 2014

    What will you tell ur daugher if she mistakenly goes off her way?
    Women of no values!
    #Osborne Crew ...we speak our mind

    1. Absolutely. You said it all

  6. I support em, dey re proud of what dey do and dis helps in reducing rape cases...

    1. Lolzzz, you surely do have a point there sha

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