“I just cringed as i remember her putting one of her legs up.”
My fellow goodie-too-shoes friends and I, omo daa da (good child), went to a strip club. When 2018 started, I promised myself to not remain the same. 2018 will start my life adventure.
We, my friends and I, went to Lagos for The She-Leads-Africa Festival 2018. We hung out at probably one of the best places I have ever been to called Thistle Bar. The food was a-ma-zi-ng. I recommend you check it out.
After eating we started our usual chit-chat about law and life as all lawyers and to-be lawyers do when one of my male friends mentioned there was a strip club nearby. My amebo ears pricked up. I said “ehn? Strip club? Real life strip club with naked women on poles?” He replied yes then went on to tell us a story of how he and his friends went ‘mistakenly’ went there for the first time. I give that story a side-eye. He however swears that its true. Okay oh. He remembered the way to the place very well but what do i know?
I was not going to hear that a strip club was nearby and NOT check it out. I championed the brief trip to the Strip Club. Do i regret it? No. I satisfied my curiosity. Would i ever go there again? No thank you. It did not meet my expectations and it was very uncomfortable.
The moment we walked into the strip club my mind and soul went back out. As I turned to get out I saw my friends that were ‘forming’ earlier sitting down. Like hello? What are you sitting for??Apparently it would have been very rude to walk back out. I went with the flow. The place was smaller and scantier than I had hoped. I had imagined a whole Juicy J music video with “bandz a make her dance” booming through speakers. There were just two strippers and less than 20 people in the room.
The stripper on the pole amazed me. I was surprised and I was impressed. This lady (the other stripper was busy grinding on willing customers) was doing the flips and turns you see in American music videos. I’m talking about rolling upside down on a pole. I am younger and smaller than she is and I would not have been able to do half of her stunts.
She was naked. Do you know how confident you have to be about your body to be stack naked and dancing in front of people? Forget about having no shame or whatever is running through your Nigerian mind but can YOU confidently show off your whole body? I know I can not. Wearing a crop top alone gives me anxiety because of my stomach.
We did not spend up to 15 minutes thankfully. There was nothing much to see there. I satisfied my curiosity. I saw enough. We ordered our Uber Rides and left when they arrived. The hefty security guard was surprised we were leaving almost immediately. We were all glad to leave.
The experience was something. That is all what I will call it. Even though I was impressed with the confidence of the stripper, I could not watch her dance for long. I just could not. I just cringed as I remember her putting one of her legs up. No thank you miss. Even though that was not a scene for me and I have reservations about stripping, I will not be one of the Nigerians that twists my nose at strippers. They have their story.