“I Respect Ashawo Ladies Who Ply Their Trade By The Roadside Because We Are All Prostitutes”, renowned Kumawood actress Tracey Boakye has said.
If there’s anything I’ve come to admire about Ghanaian actress and producer, Tracy Boakye- it’s her modesty and candidness. She doesn’t fake and probably that’s the underlining ingredient in embded in success at this relatively young age.
Sharing her opinion about prostitution in Ghana, the mother of one said it’s about time we dropped the hypocritical definition we ascribe to call girls who ply their trade by the roadside and perhaps on social media.
According to her, several women are prostitutes in disguise but the only difference is that these ashawo girls are brave enough to let the world know what they do by soliciting for their clients openly whereas the ‘professional’ ones do it ‘undergees’ behind closed doors.
“In this world when you’re not married and you have sex, its prostitution. Whether you stand outside or do it indoors. Ghanaians we have a problem. We prefer those who always try to pretend.”
“We are hypocrites. Someone is charging money for sex by the roadside, you, on the other hand, do it indoors yet at the end of the day, we tend to judge the roadside ones. If you’d ask me I’ll choose those who stand by the roadside any day because they’ve got courage”.