Bariga Sugar Life is more bitter than sweet

Bariga Sugar depicts the complexities and harsh realities of life in a whore house.

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Tina Mba in Bariga Sugar play

Tina Mba in Bariga Sugar

(Bella Naija )
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Have you watched Bariga Sugar? It is a Nollywood short film that deals with the complexities of living in a whore house.

The brilliant short movie uses the innocence of kids to depict what goes on in the seedy world of a brothel. This is no spoiler alert but the kid actors, who by the way acted above their years, brutally remind us how life can be cruel.

The Nollywood renaissance is here and Bariga Sugar points to this fact. It also shows us a part of the Nigerian society which is hardly depicted in Nigerian movies- the realistic depiction of a prostitute.

Bariga Sugar poster play

Bariga Sugar poster

 

In the 90s we had Domitilla, a movie about sex workers hustling to make a better life for themselves. Now we have Bariga Sugar- a gritty portrayal of what happens in brothels around us.

Domitilla play

Domitilla

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We might not know this as we sit in comfy homes but more and more Nigerian women are turning to prostitution for daily bread. Many of these women step into brothels and work in bad conditions.

A screen shot of Bariga Sugar play

A screen shot of Bariga Sugar

(Bella Naija )

 

In some parts of the world, prostitution is a legal profession. Sex workers pay tax and contribute to the society. The legalisation of prostitution helps protect sex workers from pimps who exploit them. It makes them safer and creates a conducive working environment them.

For the ladies of the night who have kids can take care of them properly and don't have to beg pimps or madams for money for their upkeep.

One of the child actors in Bariga Sugar play

One of the child actors in Bariga Sugar

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Whatever your religious leanings are, please watch Bariga Sugar below and think about how many women are suffering as illegal sex workers.

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