Nigerian singer, Falz’s latest song, TALK is driving a debate online about sex work. In his song, Falz has strong words for the government, yahoo boys, police officers, religion and also women who sleep with men for money.
A line in his song says “instead make you work you dey find Alhaji, you don turn your body to cash and carry”
While he was still being criticized for his statement about these women, Falz, during a private listening session of his new album, explained why he criticizes women who have sex and expect money in return.
According to him, he hates ‘transactional sex’.
“I detest transactional sex. It’s my thing and you will continue to hear it in my music, whether you like it or not. The reason is because, the same feminist that will say that the woman is free to do what she wants to do, and who am I to say to the woman not to put herself up for money, is the same feminist that will say women are being objectified. Now, you are that same person that has commodified yourself” he said.
His statement has however generated a lot of conversations as some people called him out for it, while some supported his stance.
Here are some of the tweets who do not support his stance, tell us what you think in the comment section.
Falz is definitely a misogynist. He’s one of those average looking, mostly unattractive guys who fancy themselves “intelligent.” Guys like him hate beautiful women especially the ones that are inaccessible. It’s something he clearly learned before fame and has refused to unlearn.
— Feminism for bad bitches (@Anyaato) January 14, 2019
Falz is your typical Nigerian man, they aspire to have enough money to be sugar daddies but in the meantime, let’s insult the ones we can’t afford now. It’s pathetic
— Ada Akunne (@SheisBoki) January 14, 2019
Firstly, I see many of you expect free sex from women. Well, no. Money is the only value many men bring to the table. And as @Anyaato rightly said, many men wouldn’t have access to sex if not for sex workers. Imagine the violence of sex starved men?
Be thankful for sex workers.
— beauty. spirit. light. (@EniolaHu) January 15, 2019
Falz says he hates transactional sex, but isn’t ‘Something Light’ about a girl that didn’t want to sleep with him even though he took her out and bought food for her? Isn’t that transactional??
— Ozymandias (@CHIZY_N) January 15, 2019
Even those who patronize sex workers are out here cheering falz meanwhile they’ve booked or about to book another appointment with their regulars. Ps, if you watch porn you’re not exempted bitch, sex workers perform & record for you to jerk off privately hoe 🤣.
— 🛋 (@Sheconverse) January 15, 2019
And y’all KNOW that Falz isn’t talking about roadside prostitution. He’s talking about chicks that drive nice cars and take great vacations. Pure undiluted jealousy and envy. How many of his “sweet boys” has he yabbed? Should we help him name them??
— Ada Akunne (@SheisBoki) January 15, 2019
Falz misogyny is very casual, it’s the type you hear and when you react, people say you’re being extra and over reacting but you know you’re not. It’s the type of casual misogyny that gaslights you, it’s passive aggressive. I am glad people are seeing him for what he is
— Biliquis (@Biliquis_X) January 15, 2019
How Falz just equated sex work to sexual objectification of women is beyond me. So if I offer sex for money, this gives people the license to view me as a commodity? You can't translate this to common sense.
— Amarachi Nickabugu (@a_nickabugu) January 14, 2019
Falz. Woke, talented, and foolish, all at once.
— Kọ́lá Túbọ̀sún (@kolatubosun) January 15, 2019
Nobody is "fighting" Falz. His smelling "opinion" is being critiqued.
— Olori Lade • Small Madam™ • Ego Oyinbo (@deaduramilade) January 15, 2019
Tweets from those who are in support of Falz
If Falz has a problem with women using their vagina commercially, it's his opinion. Fact: there are more female sex workers in Nigeria, same way there are more yahoo boys than girls. Watching you all clutch at straws defending something you wouldn't let your sister do is amusing.
— Seun Adebajo (@seunadebajo) January 15, 2019
Falz is taking on an issue that could literally cost him everything. Being human, you won’t agree with everything he says but to make it about what you disagree with while ignoring what you agree with is to be deceptive. You probably don’t really care about anything!
— JJ. Omojuwa (@Omojuwa) January 15, 2019
Falz is allowed to detest transactional sex and sing to the high heavens about it.
And he has the law on his side.
Fighting Falz for his personal beliefs when his album isnt the constitution or a religious manual for living is an exercise in futility and downright bullying.
— A Fokken Princess! 👑 (@cremechic11) January 15, 2019
A lot of you are just angry with Falz because you’re engaging in proper transactional sexual work disguised as a relationship.
— S’ (@_Adunnss__) January 15, 2019
Personally, I don't judge people that engage in transactional sex, it's your body. But don't be angry when you're called a prostitute or being addressed as an object. You're now a commodity, a product that they can always buy. So if you're angry with Falz, it means you're one.
— Oluwafunmilayo 🇳🇬 (@FunmiKolz) January 15, 2019
Transactional sex was not the only thing Falz mentioned in that album.. why are y'all so sexually oriented ⚠️
— kiishi-sama (@kiishithesaxist) January 15, 2019
How can you tell Falz what to sing in his own song though .. sing your own song and encourage young girls to do Runz. Simple.
— Samad Abdul (@__Samad_) January 15, 2019
What is your thought about this debate? Do you think it was out of place for Falz to sing about women who sleep for money or that he said that he hates ‘transactional sex’? Or are Nigerians just overreacting?
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