Would it be right to say that as long as you have gotten something in exchange for sex or companionship, you are a ‘Runs girl’ or ‘runs boy’??? Please do take note of the fact that I use the term ‘runs boy’, because Nigerian boys/men recently seem to be flourishing more in the business.In Nigeria, a girl is referred to as a ‘runs girl’ if she engages in any form of sexual activity in exchange for money.
I remember asking a friend of mine few years ago, who exactly is to be called a runs girl? She said, and I quote “As long as you have gone to bed with someone, knowing that there would be a material gain in return, you are a runs girl”.
If her answer is right; then in this day and age, half the boys and girls in Nigeria are in this runs thing together. We have men gallivanting all around town looking for rich girls to associate with or even marry, with or without love.
Looking at this comment Eldee shared on Instagram and twitter last year, ‘A “Runs Girl” Aint Nothing but a High Priced Prostitute, Stop Celebrating These Hoes & Making Them Role Models for Young Girls’, I can’t help but ask if he isn’t guilty of intimately associating with “these girls” or haven’t tried offering gifts or money for intimacy??? Not saying he is guilty, this is me wondering out loud.
You see, it is easy to accuse someone of something you are guilty of- some would say “oh, Genevieve is only rich because she slept with Atiku, such a slut”! Whether the claim is true or not is none of my business. But, I can tell you for a fact that 90% of the people slamming her for indulging in the said sexual activity, would do worse if given the opportunity and, for an even lesser price. The society demands a lot from people and many are foolish enough to dance to the tunes of these unreasonable demands! People love to associate with those that seem to be chopping life; guys now want richer girls, men and women want more sex and are willing to offer whatever price for it, greed has its own part to play in these demands or we just happen to be in love with generous people LOL- the reasons go on and on.
All I am saying is, before you decide to callout a ‘runs girl’, think of the one time you said “to heck with it, I need that money”, think of the greed that forever seem to hold on tight, think of the rich boys you be eyeing at parties…… finally, ask yourself whom you are to judge! Not approving dependence on sex to make ends meet. All I am saying is, if you go through a mentation process and you are sincere about the facts, you’d realize that maybe, just maybe you re guilty of the bone of contention.
Article by Titi Amakulor