This Town is a residential estate that was originally designed to house the participants of the second World Festival of Black Arts and Culture which held in 1977. But the famous town is fast becoming a haven of sex workers.
Like many other government built estates around Lagos, It has dilapidated almost beyond recognition, and that is not only with respect to the infrastructures. The once purely residential estate seem to have evolved into a commercial town where many activities legal and illegal now thrive successfully.
For Festac town, the glory days seem over, as a plethora of private developers and investors have sucked the nectar of this beautiful arts village that was the toast of Lagos at a time.
Town Ruled By Prostitutes
One of the most thriving businesses that characterizes Festac town at present is prostitution. Prostitution has taken over Festac, so much that some say that there is a festival of sex that hold in certain parts of the town. The trade seem to be booming, as many commercial sex workers can be seen on the prowl, harassing residents.
First Avenue seem to be the most preferred spot, one notices that under the cover of the night the ladies of the night gather on the long stretch and wait patiently like birds of prey. Marijuana and cigarette smoking fill the arena and they puff and loiter the axis of the avenue.
It is sad to note that even teenagers of 14 and 15 years of age also ply the trade there at Festac town, often under the tutelage of some other experienced older ladies, who we gathered get their shares from whatever proceeds the lasses make over night.
A recent investigation showed that the highest congregation of sex workers in Festac is in a brothel found near the bride, linking the town with the extension. The area is become a major sex market with ladies of all sorts plying their trade alon