In Kenya, more and more young women are using sugar daddies to fund a lifestyle worth posting on social media.
Transactional sex was once driven by poverty, says film-maker Nyasha Kadandara. But now, increasingly, it’s driven by vanity.
For BBC’s Africa Eye she followed three young women. Watch their three stories below.
Kal is a single mum and nightclub dancer who dreams of being a star. She goes to the Kenyan coast looking for a rich “sponsor” – aka sugar daddy – who can fund her dream of making it as a singer. But is there such a thing as easy money?
In Nairobi, female students “prefer dating older men than dating school kids”, says 21-year-old Jane. Although she comes from a traditional family in rural Kenya, Jane freely admits that she gets support from two older men, and asks, “what is wrong about sex anyway?”
Bridget Achieng is a Kenyan model, socialite, and reality TV star. But she didn’t always live the glamorous life. She takes us back to the slums where she grew up, and talks frankly about how she made herself famous through sex appeal, rich tycoons, and social media.