The ordinary Ghanaians is a hypocrite on many levels; in public, they would condemn nudity and even porn but in private, they binge watch porn and sometimes engage in sending nude to their loved ones.
There’s this hovering taboo in Ghana that nudity is offensive, immoral and ungodly and the fast changing world of technology being used by young Ghanaians is on a path to tear down the taboo.
Since last week, I’ve been investigating a growing practice in Ghana on SnapChat and Facebook–where young Ghanaians are proudly and freely stripping for thousands of others, Ghanaians and non-Ghanaians to watch them.
It’s shocking and somewhat bold for young Ghanaians living in a country where nudity is treated with gross contempt, with statutory laws criminalising nudity to gather the courage to be stripping on social media daily.
And these young girls, mostly between 16-26 are not just stripping, they are mostly self-pleasuring themselves–rubbing their coochies and boobs, in an attempt to excite their viewers.
Two days ago, I received an alert that a member of one of the many groups I was monitoring was LIVE and naked. And when I jumped online, I met over 400 people watching Live on Facebook while she rubbed her coochie.
Of course, she didn’t show her face but had a Ghanaian song was playing at the background–perhaps, to aid her free cam show and add a dose of romance to it.
Even though a lot of these live shows are for free, a few others charge their viewers via mobile money to enable the paying clients to enjoy extensive versions of their nakedness–and to specifically do what these paying viewers ask of them.
This is a growing market of demand and supply–the same Ghanaians who condemn nudity in the open are privately watching these young girls and are even paying money to be able to get these girls to do specific things live.
Perhaps the time has come for Ghanaian legislators to examine our obsolete nudity laws–as technology is making a joke out of them.