Sell Sex!


This land is incredibly green. The diversity of our dense population is a big plus that allows all kinds of businesses to thrive. Whatever your product or service is, you will surely have a market in a share of the population. It’s like a big body of water, fetch, wash, and drink from it yet it will never run dry.

All you have to do is identify and research your target market and reach out to them in the way they understand best. If you are lucky enough to be one of the first few players in your industry, then you are in for a constant jolly ride to the banks. (at least till a million more people start the good, the bad and ugly versions of your business).

Is your boutique located in the high brow areas and stocked up with the top range quality products by designers from all over the world, or your shop is in the heart of the Yaba market filled with cheap second hand products massively imported from lands across the Atlantic? Do you run a posh Moroccan restaurant on the Island or a grubby mama put buka in a makeshift tent under the Obalende Bridge?

No matter what you sell or how you sell it, you can still claim a sizeable chunk of the population as your market.

We have a wide off the mark differences in class, income, education, gender, religion, shapes, sizes, etcetera and every day I see people taking advantage of this. Both the big and small businesses are thriving without interference.

Just in case you are already thinking of how to partake of this flowing milk and honey too, I’ve got a big one for you – Sell Sex!

With a population of 140 million, about 60% of which are between the ages of 18 – 60 (where the very sexually active resides), I don’t understand the hush hush about sex around here. I keep wondering why it has taken so long for more people to take advantage of this amazingly endless market.

Now let’s face it, many of us have serious relationship-threatening sexual problems and really wish we have somewhere to turn to for informed and responsible help. We need a holistic approach to sexual advice that will focus on a balanced and all inclusive sexual experience, helping us to understand the spiritual, emotional, psychological and physical aspects of sex.

Now here is what I try to imagine, when I think of the business. Call it a sex shop or whatever you think will be appropriate.

Here you go!

It is not hidden in a dark alley, it is situated on a regular street and customers don’t lower their heads, or have a hurried dash in and out for fear of being seen, they can make eye contact without a feeling of embarrassment.


The atmosphere brings all senses into play. The interior is thematic and appealing to the eyes, customers are welcomed by a soft romantic music in the background, the air is filled with tender invigorating smell, while they walk around they can pick up decadent and delectable desserts, and when they have to sit, the softness of the silky and plush sofa welcomes them.


There are categorized sections with wide array of products ranging from sex education books and videos, sensual musicals, assorted condoms, creams, lubricants, massage oils, scented candles, sex toys, fancy costumes, roses, edible sexual products, supplements, whatever your fantasy can accommodate.


There is also a counseling section where they can talk to a male or female expert depending on their preference, about any sexual challenge. They will provide education, recommendations, trainings, medical examinations and therapy.



The customer care people would have seen it all and so they will be highly motivated to put customers at ease, when they are asked questions, they pleasantly give guide, information and they also provide round the clock, help lines and online support.

There you go! What do you think?

Trust me it’s a viable business. In this Tattooing, boob jobing, strip clubbing days in Nigeria, your harvest is surely overripe.


Watch out for religious hypocrites who will pretend like sex is dirty, they will criticize you and threaten you with hell!

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    olukemi lawani

    October 30, 2009 at 12:05 am

    sweetheart, it would have to have a name other than ‘sex shop’ for starters, trust me, we called the ‘sexually transmittted diseases’ clinic the ‘special treatment clinic’ so people would be free to come- oh! and it would be better in a sheltered, obscure alley, of course it’s all because we’re( the church ) such hypocrites…



    October 30, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    Are you from San Diego? – go to my favorites!!!



    November 1, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    I like that you separate fate from destiny. There is something to be said for trying to account for the idea that we can sometimes fail to fulfill our destiny.


    Iwo Akinyoyenu

    November 2, 2009 at 7:48 am

    Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Out of the box idea I must say. We need to face it, deal with it, learn about it and be ok with it. Just maybe a better name instead of Sell sex would make people more comfortable to visit the shop. What about a name like “Sensual Spot” LOL. Ok maybe not but people would be more inclined to go to a place that is not tagged “sex”.

    Nice idea….looking out for the trail blazer. As for the hypocrites…what will be will be…LOL


    Omohemi Benson

    November 3, 2009 at 5:06 am

    This is a fabulous idea, I hope someone takes it and run with it, because in this our naija we like to form too much, especially religious people, abi now, how Adam and eve take populate the earth now?
    So many relationship and marriages with a lot of sexual issues, if we stop treating sex as dirty, we might have less teenage pregnancies and openly talk about it.
    Well me am all for the sexy underwear and sex books o, so when una open am, please email me asap. lol.



    November 3, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    Hmmmm…. I just wonder… There’s a lot hidden in between these lines that provide a daunting challenge to do this. Take for instance “customer care people who have seen it all” and have the maturity and intensive training to handle these things… Abeg, where you go find them???



    November 4, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    Go gal.Exactly what have been thinking.I don’t know why people try to avoid such an issue that should be carefully examined.I believe this would be an eye opener.



    November 4, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    It’s even written in the Scriptures that “My people perish for lack of Knowledge”.
    We tend to be very fast in Judging the same very thing that can save the young
    and the old from repeating the mistakes made. Sex education class should be
    a requirement to those counseling class for soon to be couples and the already
    married. This would really help reduce the divorce rate that is spinning out of control.
    SEX sure sell and the hypocrites should face the fact and embrace the truth!!!


    olaiya kenzo

    November 19, 2009 at 2:33 am

    luvly idea,in fact one of the best you can ever think of.Really people have one sex problem or the other,the most important thing is the presentation to the public,once its done… BOOM you go.It could be called Sexual healing.About the hypocrites,satan is a distractor,so don’t think about it just do it!!!!



    November 25, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    Wot?! r u guys kiddin me?! u dunno dat there are already sex shops in Lagos? wow…. all i can say is: if u know the idea to open one appeals 2 ur business sense, please pick it up & run like hell with it!!!! while u still have some time, that is….



    January 5, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    I like the idea…..



    January 29, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    Seriously this is about the most truthful business idea i have come across in a long while with a great return in viable profits day in and out.

    Lets put this to mind that critics will come but what do you gain from an endeavor that does not come with it’s own ills.



    April 20, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    I couldn’t agree more….Stuff like this exists abroad and Im sure that even though a section of the society in Nigeria might frown at it, a large majority will still patronise it….hmmmmmm…I might just steal your idea you know…It would be worth a try especially in Lagos or Abuja.



    August 24, 2010 at 11:44 am

    no comments!!



    March 15, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    Good luck with this….. just let me knw wen u open shop!

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