mounting culture of nudity and sex in Nigeria

400_F_45447005_3EOV9pN5XxATi9Dk0QbGc3CKhzFQe1sXIt has become a common sight to see stalk naked madmen and women roaming the street of Benin in recent times. While one is very concern of their constantly increasing number around the city, it is the fact that these mad people wander the street semi or completely naked that is really troubling. Haven been raised in the ancient city, this was not a sight we were used to while growing up. This ugly scene of nudity is a reflection of what our society have degenerated into in the last two decades.

Over the years, a culture of nudity has evolved across the country, especially down south. Women are almost walking the street naked in a sad imitation of what is shown in movies and music videos without shame.

Nudity and sex have been taken from the bedroom to public arena. Women have become commodities and sex objects for entertainment. Sexually explicit songs are the most popular. Scantily clad girls dancing in sexually provocative manner is a recurring theme in musical videos. In Nollywood, women popularity depends on how much of their body they can expose and the size of their breasts which they flaunt ostentatiously and shamelessly.

Nobody seems to be worried about this trend, not the President, the law makers and the civil society. Nobody is discussing restricting or blocking pornography sold on the streets in clear view of children and adult alike. Nobody seems to “gives a damn” borrowing the words of Mr. President. Our overnight moralists, the likes of Stella Damasus, are not asking how come pornographic websites are accessible in Nigeria.

What possible benefit is pornography that it is allowed to circulate in the country? The minds of our young are polluted with images of nude women and sex. Young girls easily take to prostituting themselves to advance a step in life. Prostitution is on the increase. We have twelve years olds that are serial fornicators and fifteen years olds that have lost count of how many times they have aborted a child. Sexual related crimes are on the increase, hardly a day passes that we don’t read about cases of child defilement, rape and incest on newspapers.

The increase in sexual crimes, prostitution, homosexuality and the breakdown of the family unit is not unconnected with the culture of nudity and sex that have evolved in the past decade especially.

There are societies that boast of good roads, electricity, water and every other thing that we lack in Nigeria, but her citizens are living the life of moral destitution, crime of unimaginable proportion and fear of the unknown. The purpose of government should not only rest on provision of material needs of her citizens, the primary aim of Government should be to create conducive environment for moral and intellectual advancement for her citizens.

Decency and morality is one of the most important ingredient that every society needs for it to be successful. Sexual perversion adds no value to any society, rather it destroys it. This culture of nudity and sex being promoted in our country will most likely consume us all if nothing is done about it. Salahudeen Al-Ayub once said, if you want to destroy a nation without war, promote nudity and illegal sex among them.

Our society is being destroyed, you have to be dead not to see it?

IGHO HAKEEM OHWOJEHERI
Twitter handler @naijainfoman
Muharram 20, 1435AH
November 23, 2013CE

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