(This article was originally published in 2005)
Panther (not her real name, that would be ridiculous). She's a Black girl from
was an innocent country maiden until the White men came for her. I tell a
lie - she's a sex freak who's been posing topless since she was fourteen.
Growing up in
Panther isn't the only Black girl "on the game". British males appear
to relish the thrill of having sex with exotic women and ebony skin ranks very
high in the takings. On
There is a time to live and a time to die. For the high class foreign-born sex queens, this is the time to live: I'm talking plush homes, ridiculously fat bank accounts, cars that could make you weep with envy, designer clothes, and any other luxury available on the third rock from the sun. Which is hardly surprising in a country that spends more on prostitution (£770,000,000 per year) than at the movies (£250,000,000 per year). In fact, "the game" is hardly a newsworthy topic, unless someone frightens the horses (Like the time actor Hugh Grant was caught with a Black hooker in his car). Recently, a Kenyan-born woman known as Anne O'Brien became a victim of her own success and ended up in Southwark Crown Court facing charges of "controlling prostitutes". To paraphrase rapper Ma$e, she was crucified for "sex in the city". Her story:
petite Anne O'Brien was born Hannah Wambui in Karura forest (near Nairobi city)
where her parents were squatters (landless people). She got her basic schooling
paid over £1 million in cash for her upmarket Kensington property which had a
penthouse that conjured up memories of Penthouse
magazine. It also has a dungeon for those who like a little pain with their
pleasure (Me, I'll have a nice Catholic girl with all the trimmings and mustard
on the side). Customers were given a "take-away sex menu" offering
every kind of sexual pleasure under the sun, with prices starting at £250
(Kshs.40,000) per hour. Her 24-hour call-girl service had three shifts of
Sweet was the smell of profit. O’Brien stuffed £1.6 million (Ksh 224 million) in 27 bank accounts under the company names, Marble Arch Services, Anne Hair And Beauty, and Dream Girl Creations. She paid £487,000 for a four-storey building in CrickleWood in North West London. Her personal profit was £1,200 (over Kshs.120, 000) per week. She bought her mother back in Kenya two matatus (public service vehicles) christened “Dream Girl” (after her escort agency) and a mansion worth Kshs.7 million.
successful to be remain secret, O'Brien's operation came under investigation.
Detectives from Scotland Yard paid her a visit. They asked some penetrating
questions and probed deep into her assets. Newspapermen all over the
O'Brien affair sent tremors across
Side-stepping the issue of morality, I find O'Brien guilty on two counts: Exploiting children and being greedy. In fact, had she not been such a money grabber, she would probably have flown under the radar. But because she made money her god and worshipped at the altar of the almighty dollar, she not only did jail time but lost ALL her wealth, including the cash in the 27 bank accounts. What was the message from the movie Rush Hour 2? - "GREED WILL IMPRISON US ALL"
have side-stepped the issue of morality because prostitution - aka "the
selling of natural resources" - is one hard nut to crack. History records
that prostitution was humanity's first profession. Before there were lawyers
and doctors, there were prostitutes. Before there were soldiers and spies,
there were prostitutes. The sex trade is unlikely to fade away in
God save the Queen.
 Ma$e - Breathe, Stretch, Shake (song)