Tag Archives: Prostitution

Globalization, prostitution and African tradition (Published)

The purpose of this study is to establish how modern globalization encourages an unprecedented escalation of prostitution in Africa, how that affects the African traditions, and how their consequences extend to hamper development in the African continent. The paper sees the unbridled export of Western goods and values into Africa as responsible for the total negation of African traditions. This in turn, encourages the crazy quests to satisfy the demands of modern globalization. Africans of all classes are now engaged in a mad race to acquire Western goods to qualify for Western life styles. And the rule seems to be: “If it is not a Western style in a Western good, it cannot be a Western value.” The deluge of goods from the West makes their acquisition easy for Africans against locally made goods with both short and long term effects on local industries and manufactures. The result is that African traditional ways of life, including all traditional industries and manufactures, are totally avoided for Western goods and values. This has brought about a strange culture that disregards the African moral rectitude for a high level immorality as an easy way of accessing the Western goods. This paper is a qualitative study which uses the analytic and narrative methods of history to underscore the African experiences under modern globalization. The paper attributes the wide escalation of prostitution and its scourge in contemporary Africa to modern globalization and its immoral strategies. The major consequence of this is the stagnation of the socio-economic growth and development of the African continent.

Keywords: African traditions, Poverty, Prostitution, Underdevelopment, modern globalization

Addressing Prevalence of Prostitution in Nigeria through Non-Formal Education Provisions (Published)

The prevalence of prostitution in Nigeria has called for concern of governments, NGOs, scholars and professionals including adult educators. This paper examined the prevalence of prostitution in Nigeria, its causes, as well as its effects on the prostitutes, their patrons and the lager society with a view to exploring how adult and non-formal education provisions can be used to address the menace. The paper concludes that non-formal education provisions such as vocational skill acquisition, moral education, literacy education, public enlightenment, anti-trafficking campaign and rehabilitation education can go a long way in addressing the prevalence of prostitution in Nigeria.

Keywords: Non-formal education, Prevalence, Prostitution, Provisions

The Language of Prostitution in Contemporary Cameroon (Published)

This paper examines certain usage peculiar in the domain known as prostitution.  Like all other living languages, prostitution is one of the sectors in Cameroon whose language is slowly but steadily developing and impacting users and Cameroon in a not too minimal proportion. The study is inspired by the understanding that prostitution in Cameroon is a shady area reflected in its language partly because of lack of legality; though respect for African taboos. It is a practice endowed with virtue and ills; consequently cannot be extricated from human concerns. Rather than conceal its rich linguistic repertoire or permanently frown at, this study suggests that the domain could be accorded some recognition and opened up to humanity in order to dispel ignorance and encourage informed practice and generate conscience. The paper is, therefore, a lexico-semantic presentation of the language of prostitution as assuring signs of the multi-linguistic vibrancy of the Cameroonian linguistic paradigm. In order to achieve the objectives, a number of Tests were designed to ascertain the presence, acceptability and usage, growth, protection and sustainability then the merits and demerits of the language. Most importantly, this study is useful to the government in identifying a code used in this trade. At the end, it was realised among other findings that it is estimated in the distant future, the Language of prostitution may be on a horizontal scale with some Cameroonian Languages. Also, in the absence of a regulatory instrument, it is supposed that while prostitution is not practiced by everybody, speakers are all promoters and protectors of its language, therefore, assurance for sustainability and stability especially in the youths whose inquisitiveness and linguistic creativity is constantly on the rise. Irrespective of the repugnant nature of the language of prostitution, one would bear with us that a language remains a language no matter its characteristics. But if any one were to accord any inferiority to the language of prostitution in Cameroon, it would be because of its relatedness to sex for money and favour; a taboo. Otherwise, it communicates, directs, informs and educates as any other Language as famous as English Language; reasons its merits always override demerits.

Keywords: Context, Language use, Prostitution