Escort business can be defined as one where a beautiful young lady is required to accompany some high- end personnel to executive parties, night outs and events majorly for sexual pleasure and company. In most cases, the lady should be young, model-like and extremely appealing to the eye.
In Kenya, this business has taken root in most campuses since most ladies get carried away by the idea of looking classy. To the campus ladies, money is their greatest driver in this business and so they are willing to kiss ass of their clients as long as their bank accounts are going to flourish at the end of the night. This really got me interested in wanting to know more about the whole business and how it works.
It took a lot of planning and calculation on my side to approach Sharon* (not her real name) since I did not want to come out as being too inquisitive. Sharon is a student in one of the giant universities in Kenya. She is a close friend to a friend of mine so this was more or less of a no brainer. She surprisingly opened up warmly about the business.
So, this is what happens; for you to get to the business, you have to look for an escort business agency (yes, they exist!). She stated that you can also make do with direct connections but the disadvantage of not being in an agency is that your rights may be violated; for instance, the client may refuse to pay you and you can’t do anything about it.
Once the agency gets your application, it calls you for vetting and all that, where they asses your measurements, size and skin, your confidence and literally how well can you carry yourself around.
After this, they let you know the type of clientele you will be dealing with, for instance politicians, businessmen or foreigners. They also let you know how much pay you will be getting and what percentage of the same goes to their side. Once done, they will let you know how to groom in accordance to the clients. For instance, you can be told to buy a good number of dresses that shows some skin. They also let you know which hairstyles to rock and basically help you create your own brand in that business. Professional pictures of you are taken and then your portfolio is put on their gallery and from that moment, your business is set to thrive.
Sharon* mentioned that she gets at least three clients a week. She states that one week’s pay can be enough to sustain her throughout the entire month. She gets to pay rent for her expensive apartment in Karen, do her nails and hair every week, pay for her personal driver who drives her everywhere, buy designer products whenever she wants to and to travel whenever a client wants her to. She goes ahead and boasts of how she will be in Miami for the festive season.
I ask her about some of the difficulties they face in the business and she says the major one is when the client wants to go overboard for some sexual pleasures that he didn’t pay for, or when the client thinks that he owns you now that he has paid for the service. However, she stated that these are rare.
Finally, she winded it off by telling me that I am a PYT (Pretty Young Thing) and that I should stop sitting on my capability by taking a step and joining their agency. I just laughed it off and thanked her for her time and honesty.
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