So my cousin got me thinking this morning when I heard her trying so hard to justify to her friend on the phone why getting a job is not her priority. Instead, she will borrow money to enhance her appearance and be present at every event (even if uninvited), aggressively waiting for that golden Sugar Daddy to come her way…
Most of my cousin’s friends are jobless, yet they wear the most expensive Brazilian hair, hold the latest iPhones and Blackberries.
Some of them even have their own cars and if you are wondering about how they got the cars, that is the least of my problem, I just can’t get my head around how they even can afford the fuel needed each day, assuming the cars were stolen.
Unemployment is at its highest peak in Ghana and most people blame the government for the economic hardship. No matter who you blame for your hardship, must the remedy lie in the pockets of ‘Sugar Daddies’?
The phenomenon of ladies dating or sleeping with older (sometimes married) men for purely financial gains in Ghana is as old as consciousness. However, the new generation of Ghanaian women have taken this to a far different level, making it a full time job. (more…)