Nigeria’s Undergraduate Strippers In Lagos Now Make N600,000 A Week?, In the United States & Canada, it’s well known that a lot of girls work as strippers to pay off their college tuition and it looks like young ladies in Nigeria are following suit as it has been revealed that some of these girls earn up to N600, 000 weekly just for sliding down a pole n*ked!
Shina Edo, is the owner of Cave N*de Club, a strip club in Lagos where most of the dancers are undergraduates. He speaks candidly to iCampusNG about how he set up his strip club, the girls that dance at his club & everything you want to know about strip clubs in Nigeria! Lagos big boy, Dr. Shina Eddo, who owns the Crave Night Club in Ikeja says he is using his strip club to help girls fulfil their dreams, especially ladies in the university without money to pay fees.
In a chat with iCampus, he proudly said he pays girls working in his strip club as much as N600,000 for their services and that the “good pay” is making other ladies rush to his club.
When asked how he manage to get our girls to engage in such acts, Shina Eddo said: “We don’t look for them, they look for us. Once you are able to position yourself in this business, the girls would come looking for you. We have accommodation here at no cost and they have all the freedom here, they are making good money and they catch all the fun…
Where did you learn it?
The first strip club on Allen was TT bar now Club Unique and I built it, I started it with my partner Tony, and then we quarreled and I left it because the quarrel was becoming too serious, so serious that it can lead one of us killing each other. I left the club for him and he renamed it to Club Unique. I actually started from there, that was the first strip club on Allen, the first regular known strip club on Allen. Though there used to be a Number10 bar on that same street but they were not striping fully, it was a partially nude club unlike the one we started there, totally strip.
And that was the first strip nude club but I think Ocean blue started around the same time we started but Ocean blue was kind of small unlike TT bar which was almost the biggest in the whole of Nigeria then before I left the place and my partner converted it to Club Unique but well it still functions and by the grace of God, this one is now the biggest in the whole of Africa and one of the biggest in the whole world. Far bigger than anyone you can think of, far bigger than all the strip clubs in Ikeja put together, we have over 60 girls and we are looking at over 120 people working here.
Where do you get the girls?
We don’t look for them, they look for us. Once you are able to position yourself in this business, the girls would come looking for you. We have accommodation here at no cost and they have all the freedom here, they are making good money and they catch all the fun. We have a clientele, the big boys come here, they come, they don’t pay anything for accommodation, they don’t pay for feeding, their welfares (sic) are well taken good care of and they make good money, so that is why they all keep tripping in. Other girls all over Nigeria, once they hear what we pay them here, they keep coming in and we keep having them, we should have about 70 girls if I am not mistaken.
From my interactions with the girls, I noticed some of them are educated and others are in the universities, How were you able to convince them? Was the money part of the luring factor?
Actually the kind of money they make help them to take care of a lot of issues, like most of them are in school and can imagine when you are in school and in a situation where you have to sleep with a guy to get 5/10 thousand or what have you but here you don’t have to sleep with anyone. In a strip club all you have to do is lap dance a guy or sit on him, when you sit on him, you wine and he gives you money, some can give you N5000, some can give you N10,000, some can even give you N20,000, it depends. So the kind of money they make here enables them to take care of their parents, some of them have kids, some of them help their siblings, those going to school take care of their school needs and sort a lot of issues for them.
In this place a girl makes up to a N150,000 in a day that is about N600,000 in a week and when she goes out to tell her friends that this is the kind of money she makes, her friend will want to come too and that is why they keep coming from different parts of the world. We have girls from Kenya, Cameroon, Ghana just name it.
Have you had any parent come here to fight you before?
No, we don’t take minors here, in Nigeria context, a minor is somebody below 23 unlike overseas where a minor is somebody below 18 years of age, so once you are a minor we don’t allow you here in whatever capacity, weather as a dancer or a customer and for guys, once you are under 27 you are a minor and we will not let you in, you must be close to 30 before we let you in, you must be very matured and very responsible.
When you screen the girls what do you screen them for?
A lot of things, we screen them for their body, everything, we do a total system screening on them.
Do you teach them how to dance?
Yes of course, some that does not know how to dance learn from others that knows how too and sometimes in the evening they do practice, if they don’t understand they ask others, so basically they teach themselves. If you don’t know how to poll, we call it polling, you ask others who knows better and once you are taught, the individual is good to go.
Have you had people try to make you feel guilty sometimes or do you feel guilty that you are promoting s*x?
Guilt comes from the mind, you only feel guilty if you don’t know what you are doing but as far as what I am doing is good and people like it then I am good to go. I am just a fun provider, an entertainer. Big boys all over Lagos, men, women, they all come here despite the fact that we charge N5,000 at the gate, they still beg to come in, even if we tell them at the gate that we are not ready they still wants to come in. Like on Saturdays and Sundays, you will see all the foreign expatriates coming into Lagos, they all come here to have fun.
Perhaps Sunday is a free day?
Yes, Sunday is free but on Saturdays you will see all the foreigners in Lagos here. And they are free, they have total freedom here, they are free to do whatever they want to do, they even enjoy here more than they enjoy abroad. They are so happy here.
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