Haven't heard of Adokiye? Well, soon you will have. Either because she's a rising Nigerian pop star who looks like this:
Nigerian pop singer Adokiye
Or because she's a virgin.
In a recent interview with Showtime, 23-year-old Adokiye surprised everyone by confessing that she's a virgin.
What's more, she said she would give up her virginity in return for the release of the more than 200 girls Boko Haram kidnapped in mid-April.
“This is 11 p.m. in the night and do you know what I am thinking about? Those little girls, where they are and what could be happening to them. It is just unfair. They are too young. I wish I could offer myself in exchange,” she told Showtime.
“They are between 12 and 15 year old girls for Christ sake. I am older and more experienced. Even if 10 to 12 men have to take me every night, I don’t care. Just release these girls and let them go back to their parents.”
Of course she also said, in the same interview, that anyone who would like to deflower her must be prepared to buy her mother a private jet. But hey.
Let's face it: when it comes to Boko Haram extreme measures are needed.
It's been three months since the terrorist group snatched those girls and still nothing. Media attention has died down but Boko Haram hasn't. Yesterday, 60 more women and girls were reported kidnapped in northeast Nigeria.
Not everyone is applauding Adokiye's efforts to call attention to the issue, however. Some say she's more interested in drawing attention to herself:
Maybe someone should see if that Brazilian girl who wanted to auction off her virginity so badly is interested.
This story was originally published on GlobalPost: This Nigerian pop singer says she will give her virginity to Boko Haram in exchange for the girls
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First published June 25 2014, 12:22 PM