About the Writer - Joe Heman

Joe Heman is a dynamic being with a multi-faceted personality allowing him juggle his accounting discipline alongside a thirsty passion for the arts, music and writing. With so much to give, he doesn’t just want to be seen, he wants to be heard and by whatever means possible.
In this post, Joe shared his experience with Jos "Runs" girls. Read on.

I know what you are thinking and I totally agree with you. What is Joe Heman’s issues with Runs girls?

To be truthful, I don’t know either but going to club and driving around Rayfield to Old Airport brings me in contact with these special people every day.

Scratch that!

You do not need to stay in Rayfield or drive along Old Airport to come in contact with Ashawos/Runs girls because Social network platforms like Facebook and Instagram have made it so easy for these people to reach their customers and for their customers to reach them.

Forget morals …Does prostitution only apply when you stand on the road and wait for a car to pick you, take you to a hotel room (Depending on your class) and bang, bang till it’s over? I don’t think so, if you are doing it with the intention of getting material or financial gratification, you are an ashawo. Gbam!

The game of Ashawoism has taken a new dimension; these days you can engage on some below-the-line advertising by using near nude pictures of you as your Social Network display picture to lure interested men into “pricing”.

In case you are wondering, pricing refers to that period when she makes you go:

You: Nice DP
Her: Do you like?
You: Yes
Her: You can get it

The discussion continues, a date is set and boom! you’ve smashed her. For some, the demand starts instantly but for others, it’s the day after and it starts with messages like

Her: Hey
You: Why the sad face, what’s the problem?
Her: I just got a message from home.
You: What is the problem?
Her: I don’t want to bother you with my issues.
You: What are friends for? Please tell me
Her: I just got a message from my uncle that my mum needs to undergo surgery.
You: Oh sorry!
Her: The problem is that they need money from me.
You: How much?
Her: 275k, but you can assist me with ANYTHING

The story goes on and on until you pay for the sex you had with her and depending on how much you paid, you may be smashed over and over.

The truth is that game is gradually leaving the streets and has been christened “Runs“; but unlike the “street standing“ ashis, these “runs” chics go to Dubai and come back with Gucci bags the same price as their house rent in Ring Road.

I don’t have anything against anybody going to Dubai with another person’s husband but let’s call a spade a spade, if you are getting paid for such trips, you are an ashawo and calling yourself a “Slay queen”/“model” does not change that fact. (Or whatever they call themselves these days).

I know some people are going to be mad at me for writing this article considering that someone may be reading this on an iPad given to her after a long night. Ok I kid! I kid! You deserve it, after all, it’s not easy trying to stay alive below a pot belly.

Moving on, I was at Verlaine yesterday and I saw a much-bleached woman called Tina who they said was very HAWT in her days as “runs” chic and that got me wondering if Ashawo have alumni or something…

Take for instance – Do you think they will have The Class of 72, Rayfield? I mean there would have been some ashis in Rayfield in those days? Maybe some may go to Italy or retire to their villages but do you think they would still be in touch?

So if they are still in touch what would their discussions sound like? “Hmmm Tina, you remember that time wey we follow that your Nigerian Breweries oyibo go Enugu go scatter ground”.

Funny as it may sound, I think there’s a kind of alumni out there somewhere and the same may also exist for “runs” girls because even in nearby UJ, there are hostels populated by “Runs” chics who share same dibias and may continue to stay in touch until His kingdom come.

A friend of mine once said that without the men patronizing the ashis, they would have gone extinct but with men out there giving iPhones, first class Dubai tickets, Gucci Bags or paying outright cash, there would always be Ashawos. Did you know that prostitution is one of the oldest profession ever recorded in Human history?

While I am not pushing for a relationship where a man will do nothing for a lady, we have to agree that a relationship is totally different from patronizing a prostitute.

If you’ve read this article to this length and didn’t pick out anything useful, then the Indomie I was served did its work.

However, I‘ll like you to answer one question …What would be your reaction if your son brings home a lady as the one he wants to spend the rest of his life with and you knew the mother as an Ashawo/Runs chic or worse – the lady was one of your runs?

What would your reaction be?

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