“Urgent sex.” That was the traffic-stopping inscription on a number of white cardboard pasted recently at strategic locations along Alagbole, Ogun State.
The advertisement indeed caused a stir as it drew men to it, just as carcass would draw hungry vultures. Some gaped at it with hungry eyes;
others looked like they were repulsed as they shook their heads and threw insults on the audacious lady that could have put up such a lurid advertisement.
But that did not stop them from copying the phone numbers under the pretext of verifying its authenticity. Beyond that, a few also seemed to be protesting the rate of the advertiser’s service, which was etched at a corner of the cardboard as “N500 for one hour, N1,000 for 2 hours.”
“Nigeria don finish,” hissed a commercial motorcyclist as he stared at the advert for a moment before driving away. Although prostitution is not a new trade in Nigeria, the audacity with which whoever is behind the pasted advertisement had carried on with the oldest profession in the world is what has made this particular approach novel and audacious.