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THE MAN IN THE BROKEN MIRROR: Episode 3

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Kate is a first-class prostitute. For her, life is a choice. What comes to us is based on the choices we make daily. She believes that the devil's hand is behind some certain events but then, only if you allow it. Prostitution for Kate is purely business. Her philosophy is based on these words "as long as you don't hurt, harm anyone or take what belongs to anyone without permission, then how the money comes is not important. Over the years she has been able to build a reputation with her business. she has been able to define herself and carved out a niche for herself.

Going into prostitution was not her dream. No one will wake up and think of prostitution as a career. Kate has been able to help her immediate family through this job. Two of her siblings are studying in Ghana universities and the last girl is sitting for her SSCE. She hasn't done badly in her five years of active prostitution. Her client base has been built on trust and boundaries. She wrote down some aims and objectives five years ago before she chose this line of business. She even went to Corporate Affairs Commission and registered as a limited liability company; Kays pleasure & entertainment Nigeria Ltd. The choice of business name originated from her grand vision of providing hospitality and care to travelers and tourist.


Driving from Ajaa where her rented 3-bedroom duplex is located she recollects her adventure as a prostitute. The sun was down and traffic was thick. She took the sun-glass off her face and adjusted her hat. It was a Monday evening and she likes to attend Bible Study at a Deeper Life District located inside Shoprite compound at Lekki. Kate believes that God has been her source of inspiration and she tells younger prostitutes to look up to God. One of the days that Biola met her at a lobby at the National Theatre Lagos, Kate carefully gave her the Ten Commandments;

(1) Always pray to God for good, rich and kind customers
(2) Never miss a Sunday Service and if possible attend weekly activities
(3) Pay your tithes, give free will offerings, sow seeds and pay your first fruits
(4) Help the poor and needy around you and love, love, love everyone!
(5) Don't envy your colleague and don't fight for her customer. Be content
(6) Never fall in love with your client
(7) Don't steal from your client nor cheat your client.
(8) Try to avoid married client if you can. Better still avoid knowing a client's background
(9) Define your client-base and stick to it.
(10) Take risk when needful and run away from monies that are traps.

These commandments are the guiding principles behind Kate's success as a prostitute. She had just finished NYSC seven years ago when her late Dad's best friend tried to sleep with her in order to secure a job for her in a shipping company. It was a painful experience. She had sworn while serving as a sister coordinator in one of the campus fellowships while in the university never to sleep with a man that is not her husband for job. Two years after NYSC and still no job, Kate became hopeless. She was a good student and with 2.1 in Economist she wondered why it is difficult for Economic graduates to get job in Nigeria. By the way, which positions will an Economist fit well in these private companies? Have you ever wondered where all the Economics graduates in Nigeria are and what they doing presently? All the offers that came her way where tied down to sex before appointment letter. On 25th December 2007 she made a decision not to give in to the pressure of sex but rather sell sex to people who will pay for it. The pressure was much and with her mum on the sick bed with stroke, it was very difficult to cope.


It's seven years now and all these are history. She has been able to open a dance club and she has trained a fleet of prostitute with her philosophy and ideas. She conducts HIV screening for all her girls on monthly basis and she has been able to ship some of them to UK for international business. kays pleasure and entertainment has become a major name in the show biz industry hosting a lot of fashion fares and exhibition. For Kate, the journey so far has been God and so she decided to be committed to church activities. It was in the prayer band that she met Brother Jimmy Adebowale aka Bro Jim Jim.

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