Watch Channel 4’s Unreported World Documentary – “Nigeria: Sex, Lies and Black Magic”

Jenny Kleeman with Vivian - Vivian is a woman about to be trafficked from Nigeria to work in Italy as a prostitute

Often times it is easy to forget that we live in a third world country (yes, we said third world – not the PC term “developing”!)
With tragedies such as the massacre of innocent people (including young corpers who had been posted to serve our country) in Northern Nigeria after the presidential elections. Another stark reminder is the rampant human trafficking that many young girls and women fall prey to.
UK TV station, Channel 4 recently aired an eye-opening documentary on the subject.
You can watch the full documentary HERE and read all about it below- Note that the video expires in 10 days

Reporter Jenny Kleeman and director James Jones travel from Italy to Africa to reveal how human traffickers are using black magic to coerce and trap Nigerian women into a life of prostitution in Europe.

Women are made to swear an oath of loyalty to their traffickers in an elaborate ritual that compels them to pay back extortionate sums of money. If they ever break free or report their traffickers, they believe they will be cursed.

The team begins their journey in northern Italy. As many as 20,000 Nigerian women work as prostitutes on Italy’s streets.

They meet Rita, who tells Kleeman she sleeps with up to 10 men a day, seven days a week, for 20 euros a time. After five years of prostitution, Rita still hasn’t paid off the 50,000 Euro debt she owes her traffickers. She is also forced to pay them 300 Euros a month in ‘rent’ to solicit from her particular patch of pavement beside a highway.

Rita says customers had beaten her badly in the past but she has no choice but to continue working on the streets. She tells Kleeman she has sworn to repay the debt to her traffickers in a traditional West African religious ritual which she calls ‘juju’. She fears she and her family will die or go mad if she incurs the wrath of the spirits by breaking her oath.

The Unreported World team flies to the southern Nigerian state of Edo, where 80 per cent of Nigerians trafficked into Europe begin their journey. In the village of Ewhoini they learn that almost every family has a relative abroad.

Kleeman and Jones meet Elonel, who tells them that he earns money by helping traffic women from here to work for his sister in Italy. Elonel introduces Kleeman to a woman who’s about to make the trip.

Vivian, 23, used to make her living selling tomatoes at the local market. She tells Kleeman that there are no jobs in her town so she has decided to go to Europe to earn money to take care of her brothers and sisters at home. She knows she will have to pay her traffickers back, and that she might have to work as a prostitute to do it at first, but has no idea how much they will ask for.

Vivian says that Elonel is her boyfriend. He’s made all the travel plans for her and has booked her in to see a juju priest. She believes the juju ceremony will bring her luck, but she will also swear an oath of loyalty to Elonel and his sister during the ritual that will ensure they get paid whatever sum they ask of her.

Elonel tells Kleeman that he doesn’t feel at all guilty about sending his girlfriend to a life of prostitution as he simply needs the money.

The team are given rare access to film the juju ceremony. The juju priest, ‘Dr’ Stanley, marks Vivian’s body and makes her kneel at his shrine as she swears her oath. He claims he has the power to give women cancer if they break the promises they make before him.

For those like Vivian who believe in juju, there’s no way of hiding from the spirits. Dr Stanley tells Kleeman that countless others have sworn oaths of loyalty to different traffickers at his shrine.

Getting women to give evidence against their traffickers is a serious challenge because of the conspiracy of silence created by the ritual. The team joins the government’s anti-trafficking agency as they conduct a special juju ceremony to free a repatriated victim from her oath.

Before Vivian leaves Nigeria, Kleeman has a final opportunity to warn her about the reality of life on Italy’s streets. When Kleeman tells her she’ll be working for years as a prostitute to pay off an extortionate sum, Vivian doesn’t believe her.

Her determination to improve her life has made it easy for traffickers to exploit her, and the juju oath has made it impossible for her to change her mind.

A heart-wrenching tragedy. Watching this is like watching a plane about to crash and not being able to stop it. NAPTIP, the Nigerian government agency that works towards tackling trafficking of Nigerians has rolled out several programmes aimed at educating people and eradicating this problem. However, as we can see from this documentary, many people are seemingly aware of what they are getting into but chose to do it anyway. Poverty, desperation and lack of education are some of the factors that drive these young women into this seedy and exploitative world.

Information & Photo Source: Channel 4

46 Comments on Watch Channel 4’s Unreported World Documentary – “Nigeria: Sex, Lies and Black Magic”
  • PLUSH April 28, 2011 at 2:48 am

    WoW! total eye-opener.. first?

  • Mary007 April 28, 2011 at 3:02 am

    I reserve my comments on this for so many reasons

  • THE AMAKA April 28, 2011 at 3:47 am

    another negative thing on Nigeria. i mean, i guess it is informative but then again, I’m tired sef!

    • Ose-E April 28, 2011 at 7:06 pm

      I totally agree!!! I live in the UK and everytime there’s something in the news or on tv about Nigeria it’s negative. I watch these shows to inform myself more about the country I come from but isnt there also another side to it? Im not saying ignore them completely but every negative should have a positive! In the UK there are thousands of homeless people on the streets and hundreds of thousands living in council flats that are in conditions worse than what we see in Nigeria, yet I am not constantly bombarded with this image everytime there is a show about London rather we are fed fantastic visuals of a thriving city and news about prince’s getting married!

  • Damola April 28, 2011 at 4:23 am

    A state without a govt. to offer security or protection to its citizen will eventually become like this, the responsibility is very much dawned on the private sector through NGOs to make provisions to FIX this situation, while working with the state of federal govt… there’s nothing wrong prostituting for self, but definitely, not for some silly BF who has no hands to work, and compelled to work for years.. Education is very important.

  • africhika April 28, 2011 at 4:59 am

    they filmed a real juju ceremony? what! wow

  • mm April 28, 2011 at 5:48 am

    some kukus did dis too

  • shoes April 28, 2011 at 6:45 am

    I did watch this the day it was aired on Channel 4 and I called and text most of my friends to watch it. Firstly, I know things like this still happens ( I had my secondary and university education in Benin City and I did hear and notice some the issues on TV) but all I can say for now is that the people involved back home were probably paid to utter what we watched. Do not get me wrong- it still exists but I just believe it was the normal ploy to cover the negatives of our country.

    Secondly, the people involved did not request to keep their faces blurred (apart from the fist lady in Italy and Abeg! she was likely paid chekenia!), even the spiritualist. Come on, in reality I know people will not want their identity to be known, how much more seen!

    Anyway, the thing is how to support the organisations that offer to clamp down on this type of issues. God Help us all!

    • Tochi April 28, 2011 at 5:15 pm

      u are probably right shoes

    • obi-talk April 28, 2011 at 6:25 pm

      Dear ~Shoes,
      I am struggling to understand what your point is when you made comments about the faces of the pple showing. You really have no idea about the art of making a documentary. Well guess what I have seen far worse and above issues in documentary where the faces of participants were very very exposed. For some reasons you sound as if you know this pple personally. so what their face is exposed. It happens all over the world, on so many issues. Just because they are Nigerians you think these participants will be different…. Sorry but your comments didn’t make sense about that particular aspect.

      And if they were paid or not, the point is you don’t know so don’t be coming on public blog and saying like you were on all the location that was covered. And if they were paid so what?! some film makers could decide to do this or not. it’s the participants and the docu-film makers choice. I had to respond to your comment becos sometimes pple just come on here and be chatting anything that flies thru their fingers unto the pc.

  • ME April 28, 2011 at 7:12 am

    Same old same old. YES we know africa has problems… How come these are the only thing these british and american journalist see? Humans are trafficked all over the world. It’s a big global problem that is not exclusive to Africa. Infact it’s a bigger problem in Asia than in Africa. Did anybody here watch the Pier Morgan interview with Aston and Demi Moore. why make human traffick seem like a Nigerian problem, when infact it’s a global problem. Infact it’s more serious in Mexico, South Asia, and Ethiopia to a degree that Nigeria does not compare! If a Nigerian reporter covered this story I would have no problem with it; but how come brish & American reporter are always ready to report negatives on Africa and make it seem like an African problem. Same thing with HIV. Do you know that India has the largest population of people with HIV, but when it comes to begging for money to fight the virus they use African faces. Like Chimamanda Adiche said “dangers of a single story”….watch the video on youtube if you haven’t seen it.

    • lala April 28, 2011 at 8:46 am

      YOU are missing the point! Gosh Nigerians are so fecking evil. TOO many people are not aware of this human trafficking problem and NTA, AIT, MNET (lol, blank face) have not done anything.

      You’re not the only one with a good life in the ‘developed’ part of Nigeria.

      So channel four shoul air a documentary about Lagos Bigz babes shopping for loubos and YSL shoes, hopping from club to club and living the good life? Sorry Gossip Girl and Basketball wives has covered it.

      Channel 4, thanks for doing the work that selfish Nigerians (Edo people, wassup?) have refused to do. Now all the white people can begin fund raisers to save the women of Edo.

      • ME April 28, 2011 at 5:26 pm

        No you missed my point! I never said this issue should not be covered, just emphasizing the dangers of a single story. I have read alot about human trafficking and it is clearly not a Nigerian problem. It is a global problem we must all address. To make it seem like a Nigerian problem is misleading and wrong. Now, if Kleeman was being altruistic, why show this on channel 4 in UK? over 3000 miles away! is it the british that are getting trafficked? cause I bet those she is trying to help do not watch UK’s Channel 4. is she trying to spread awareness in Edo or other Nigerian states (and if she is, she clearly failed!)? or trying to bolster her career over in the UK? you have to think of motive and effectiveness here. If she is trying to help why not show the documentary on a Nigerian channel that both the poor and rich of Nigeria watch? will this not spread awareness here in Nigeria, and help with fighting against trafficking? You said “white ppl can begin fund raisers to save the women of Edo “. If you truely understand the dynamics of human trafficking you’d know it is not a problem you can throw money at. If it was so then America would not have such a terrible human trafficking problem. There is only so much the government can do, this problem is deeply social and psycological. It is up to the community and culture to solve. But of course ppls’ anger towards the government, and perhaps shame, do not make them consider these questions and seek solutions. They are too busy blaming the government so they are relieved of their responsibilities owed to this issue. A Jenny Kleeman documentary won’t even dent human trafficking in Nigeria because it was made in the wrong spirit. Even those that watched it, like you Lala, it was not a call to action for you rather another object of shame for you. Consider how you felt after watching it. My other point is why can’t we as Nigerians (the people, not the government)solve our own problems. A Nigerian journal should have done this, not a self-serving being from another country. Also I never said Channel 4 should show nigerians clubbing or lagos babes shopping. Don’t try to degrade by words by frabicating things I did not say. Debate right and in good conscience. I hope I was not rude in anyway cause I know ppl can be quite sensitive. Just trying to get my point across. sorry for the long write-up. pls do not get defensive, consider what I have written careful.

    • Babydee April 28, 2011 at 3:31 pm

      I really don’t understand why some people can’t get out of this racism/Africa/Nigeria is being targeted frame of mind!!! You don’t have to get feisty every time you see Nigeria in the news. You and other Nigerians are aware of this documentary not because its the only one out there on Human Trafficking but because of the Headline
      “Nigeria, Sex, Lies and Black Magic” If it were “Asia, Sex, Lies ..etc” It would not catch the eye of most non Asian people. There have been countless coverage of this topic across the world not just in Nigeria. You really need to sit up and do your research. Even in the great U.S of A, I’ve watched several programs on Human Trafficking happening here right under our noses. There are several commercials air on TV sponsored by the Govt on Human Trafficking and how young women and teenagers can avoid the pitfalls. So my dear, no one is targeting your country or speaking ill of it. They are simply creating an awareness of an issue that does exist in Nigeria and the rest of the world!
      And by the way, if you don’t like “Negative” reports on Nigeria, please feel free to grab a camera and create a documentary highlighting the “good” Nigeria.

      • Sugabelly April 28, 2011 at 5:47 pm

        I wouldn’t count on that. There are MANY Asian blogs that track and complain about negative portrayals of Asians in the media, including but not limited to: Angry Asian Man, Disgrasian, Japan Probe, ChinaHush, Racebending, 8Asians, and many many more.

        This is a documentary that needs to be made but there should also be documentaries about rich Nigerians mindlessly frittering away money. After all there are documentaries about rich Americans doing the same thing and there are many desperately poor people in America.

        Good for the goose, good for the gander.

      • jennietobbie April 29, 2011 at 3:23 am

        word!! Thank you very much….that’s education working right there.! No one is targeting Naija so peeps, wake up and start doing some homework! enough said

    • Carrie May 2, 2011 at 12:08 pm

      Nope, they are the third largest after South Africa and Nigeria and India is a country of 1.2 billion people. Nigeria should be ashamed of themselves. I’m a student of immunology, please do your research and look at current statistics

    • Carrie May 2, 2011 at 12:29 pm

      @ME Nope India is the third largest after South Africa and Nigeria and besides India is a country of 1.2billion people, they are far more than Nigerians so if they are the largest which they are not it is not bad. Nigeria with a far lesser population has more victims, please do current research before bringing out fake statistics…… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_HIV/AIDS_adult_prevalence_rate please read and see for yourself.

  • bex April 28, 2011 at 7:19 am

    and this is why as a Nigerian woman born in Italy, and having parents who came with no juju of any kind, its so hard for me to feel sorry for these people as everyday i get looked down upon because in Italy every Nigerian woman is thought of as prostitute. These people ruined my future in my own country of birth. Thanks.

    • missy~spectacularrr April 28, 2011 at 2:11 pm

      what a shame….I feel you. I was in Rome a couple of years ago and it was ridiculous. Once people found out I was nigerian i got this funny look. talk less of having to live with that sorta stigma.

  • ME April 28, 2011 at 7:40 am

    Plush, you do not even know the half of it. I saw this documentary on prostition in US. Girls both underage american, also from South America, East Europe and asian prostitutes. If you want to get broader, non-racist and clearer view on the subject, then I suggest watching Prostitution in America on CNN (I think that is what it is called.). I am sure you can also search the google news are news pertaining to human trafficking. I just feel Jenny Kleeman take on subject is misleading; she is simply a self-serving hypocrite only after a documentary award. If she is really serious about human trafficking I suggest covering areas where they need it most. Check the stats I found. pls follow the link below (I have done some research on this issue). http://womanstats.org/mapEntrez.htm

  • Bexy April 28, 2011 at 8:58 am

    This is rather pathetic. i cant imagine what these young ladie sgo through over there in Italy. It would take only God’s intervention to save a country like Nigeria from such despicable ills. Nevertheless, there is still hope for better things.

  • Tiki April 28, 2011 at 9:00 am

    I am dismayed at most of the comments here! It is true, Nigeria does not have the biggest problem when it comes to human trafficking, but does that mean what little problem exists should be swept under the rug?The countries cited above became giants in human trafficking becoz no one did anything abt it when it was a fledgling industry!Please dispense with the notion that the media is out to ‘get’ Nigeria with bad publicity…everyone is just looking for a scoop!If Nigerian TV channels made documentaries on the subject, would you be surprised? The role of the media is to inform, without borders. Thirdly, the fact that persons are willing to come on TV and expose themselves as prostitute/trafficker does not mean they are lying…some do it for the publicity, others for the fame. And finally, regardless of the motives of the reporter, this problem does indeed exist and is becoming more and more common and widespread. People please stop avoiding the issue and concentrate on the message: Human trafficking exists, is probably happening to a girl you know, and can be stopped if we all just did something about it, instead of pointing fingers and slinging mud.

  • NIRA April 28, 2011 at 10:27 am

    I work with NAPTIP,the Anti-Human Trafficking Agency established by the Federal Govt. to fight Human Trafficking. I can say that we do a lot of awareness creation on this issue,but just like someone said, some people are aware of the risks involved but still want to go,believing that their case will be different. On the issue of media, there have been documentaries on AIT and NTA and other TV and Radio stations on Human Trafficking, but some of you might not have seen it, since we watch a lot of CNN,E! channel and Africa Magic. There are even some soaps showing on our TV stations that are focused on Human Trafficking. The Govt. alone cannot do this job, we all should be on the lookout for victims of this crime as well as offenders. Human Trafficking exists in our society and the stories are quite pathetic. God bless us all.

  • dewowo April 28, 2011 at 10:47 am

    Still surprises me dat in this day and tym these girls + their parents still engage in things like this! after thousands of awareness created by both NGOs & their local leaders.
    The only thing i can understand is most of them are greedy. others sees it as a level they need to attain.
    I was told most women makes/receives LOUD calls from their enslaved daughters in the market place to spite other women. This i think again is poverty amplified.
    Revolution will start when there are sanctions/punishment to this girls and their parents.
    this NATIONAL DISGRACE must and should stop!

  • cheaster April 28, 2011 at 11:48 am

    this is just breath taken, pls that girl should be flogged, whats the point slaving yourself for a boyfriend and his family, are u sure the high priest is not erumo’s brother. pls the video is a must see, staged or not staged the message is as real as ABC

  • adnyl chicago April 28, 2011 at 11:58 am

    ok now we all know there is a problem what are the senseless people those who are armchair revolutionaries going to do about it? you have a new President you have those who sit in high places (so they say) and the PEOPLE who are MANY still complain…it’s such a shame, can we talk about something else, punishment jail time <—–what? that’s all you can do is talk no action…this is why we as a whole FAIL

  • Dr Dee April 28, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    My question is how do these villagers get Italian visas?

    • Martha April 28, 2011 at 1:10 pm

      They don’t get visa’s they enter illegally. Most via boat. I have been to Italy and witnessed the Nigerian prostitutes on the streets. It is very sad and more awareness is needed.

  • she said… April 28, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    Like we didnt know all dis before…mtschewwww…..

  • http://dakkylove.blogspot.com/ April 28, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    as long as poverty continues to thrive in this country, atrocities like this will continuously be committed , its sad the way these women are taking advantage of and i pray this stops.

  • WaleAdeniji April 28, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    The simple fact is this. For as long as there is poverty in the land and the wealth of the nation is not spread to reach everyone, there is no way things of these nature will be eradicated. You can write all the grammers you learn from Cambridge here till eternity but without even distribution of this wealth, you will alway remain a town cryer. We fail to realize the power of poverty to push even the most decent person to commit the most shameful things one can ever think about. The problem lies with the government. You will be surprise to even find those who are educated among them but found it hard to find jobs in Nigeria but will knowingly agree to escape the poverty in the land. This is why we enjoined people to vote wisely in the just concluded election because of their future and those of generations unborn yet. Prostitution is the most un-dignifying thing anyone could go into that i have ever seen.
    On the issue of foreign journalist or whoever she may be, i say to hell with her and whatevee organization she represent. I wonder when black people will become wise to know that these people will never come over to make documentaries on anything good about black people. All they’re always after are those who are still walking about naked, the slum in Ajegunle or whatever bad things they could report about us. Do i blame them? Not quite. We’re so stupid to allow these people to do all this. They won’t ever go to Abuja to report about one beautiful mall or a great project being undertaken by government or private establishment. All they will be after is bad reporting. Let them report about their 12 years old ladies who into prostitutions too or is someone telling me that does not exist in their lands? End of discussion jare!

  • “Ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country” April 28, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    Very Insightful

  • omg! April 28, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    @ Wale, good points you made. The answer to the question on how they obtain the visas is simple. Those at the embassies are paid! Is there need to expose that?
    I really don’t think it’s mainly a government job, parents and families have a major role to play. I know we are quick to say its poverty but please it is just a way of life for these Benin people. I have carried out this discussion with both young and old Benin women and most of them don’t see any big deal in prostitution but rather as a means of helping to raise their families. Look as Muslims for example; are all Muslims rich? Most of the woman are not happy being second – fourth wives but are still in that state because they see Islam not just as a religion but as a way of life. And so do most of these Benin women! From the story Vivian has been told the truth but she doesn’t care!!! After all what she is giving to her boyfriend free, she can also give others and make money from it, what’s the big deal?
    Government can help to educate, NGO as well. But let’s be truthful. Those that passed information to us long ago didn’t know better and even if they did? Now, for those of us that do let’s see where we can start from. Where are our values? 419s go free, government officials steal, and condoms are given free in schools and NYSC camps and so are Bibles given out as well.
    Let’s tell the younger generation (not only Benin) that prostitution “no dey pay”! Brazilian weaves, Blackberry with plenty make up is not all, But honesty, hard work, education (through affordable education) and other good ways, you can make your family proud.

  • Saskgirl April 28, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    I saw this video a few weeks back on the Internet with my rommies, I even had to forward the link to my mom just to remind her.
    I don’t think you guys get the video. Its not about how “bad” Nigeria is or how unfortunate Nigeria is. It is about awareness! I grew up in Benin-city, I lived the first 16 years of my life in that city. Trust me when I say all that was portrayed in the video is a 100% real. I have bini cousins who had a cousin that went to “etaly” that’s what they called down there and came back 2 years later with HIV. This one they did not tell me I heard and saw too!

    Any Bini parent will do all their possible best to send her daughter to “etaly” or Holland or any of the European countries so as to make money for her family. You hear quotes like this ” what?? can’t you see the house Mama Osas is living in GRA, its Osas from Europe that built it, why can’t you do the same”.

    She wants to plait hair in italy for 50,000 euros???? She go plait tire! Mschewwww… So annoying because as much you tell them, they ALL always think that their own story will be different. Arrrggggg

    Awareness! Awareness!! Awareness!!!

    So people, stop hating on the documentary this is reality for most girls in Edo state. Start Awareness!!!!

    P.S. I dont think y’all will make these comments if you actually knew someone that fell for this bullshit story of living the life in Italy

  • Tochi April 28, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    This is some bogus stuff! , i pray God sets us our country from this evil

  • El Bee April 28, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    What really bothers me about these girls is that they KNOW what they’re getting into! The hell?! Most human trafficking stories I hear about are girls who were promised a better life in a foreign country (even here in the US!) only to find out they have to engage in prostitution in order to pay back their “Madams”. I feel sorry for those. But this ish right here is just straight up greediness! You see people in your village who left and came back with AIDS but you still chose to get into the same mess? The power of money sha!

  • Lati April 29, 2011 at 1:53 am

    My mouth was agape throughout the documentary! And I kept looking at the beautiful girl and wondering what in God’s world she was looking for? She was definitely well fed and was surely not dwelling in poverty!! For Godness’ sakes, she wasn’t in tatters, ‘they still got by!! I most certainly refuse to accept that “poverty” is the driving force for this, ‘completely unacceptable. And like someone said, this would not be a problem you can throw money at but I i can also magine that if we lived in a good society where things are the way they should be, this would be seriously discouraged. Which comes to the role of government in taking care of its people, ‘providing the very basics to make life content for the generality of the populace. That said, I work in a government establishment, and what I basically seek to emulate and tell people each and every day is “to f——–g do what is right”!!! It can sometimes be so easy to see where all our problems are coming from, non-existent values, inside and outside!!

  • jennietobbie April 29, 2011 at 3:53 am

    wow!!! chilled to my bone

  • THE AMAKA April 29, 2011 at 4:47 am

    the only reason why Nigeria continues to get spat on is because we have failed as a nation and failed to rebrand ourselves. if we cannot even give the basic necessities of life to where Nigeria is liveable for the average Nigerian, then what do you expect these western media outlets to keep displaying? our leaders have shamed us, neglected us, so now outsiders spit on us BECAUSE THEY CAN and they know there will be little to nothing done about it. another point i would like to bring up is how many Nigerians overseas are dying or being killed, yet our “diplomats” will sit down and watch. someone will be sentenced to death for carrying drugs, and the Nigerian government will do nothing about it?!?! why not protect your citizens? yes he was committing a crime, but does that mean he should die because of DRUGS?! if the guy was American, do you think the United States would sit down and watch?

    • Anonymous May 2, 2011 at 11:45 am

      Thumbs up sweetheart, I couldn’t have said it any better. As for the person talking about UK problems don’t even go there. My Aunty is a Nigerian who lives in UK, for the past yr s she has no job but being a citizen she has everything at her disposal. She took loan from their government to go school, she has a house and she is being paid benefit every week. Will Nigeria government pay you money every week? hospital in the united kingdom is free. I have been here for almost 4 years and I have not fallen sick.

  • Ekene April 29, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    Everyone is blaming the government. The government has really tried to ensure that trafficking in person is drastically reduced. From my assessment, I believe there are big changes. When last did u hear about Nigerian Prostitute deported from Italy?. The problem might still be there, but it has reduced. The West should go and expose their organize prostitution cartel. Foundation like WOTCLEF ( Women Trafficking and Child Labour Eradication Foundation) has done a lot. Their advocacy led to the establishment of govt. agency called NAPTIP.

  • Liesdontfoolanybody April 30, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    Negative or not…its the TRUTH!!

  • Nk May 1, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    @All…..
    I have read all ur comments,
    In as much as is always negativity anytime they choose to do any documentary on Nigerians…. But it is True!!… These things happen, as one of my fellow Nigerian commented, As our own TV Stations refused to do anything about it!!!!!
    Is like the case of Africa Witch Children , Am still praying for Channel 4 for airing that programme. If not for Channel 4, innocent children would have ended up been killed by their so called ignorant families!! Is such a shame that as learned as Nigerians …. 80% of us are still ignorant!!!!(believe it or not)
    P.S…. As for the people who show their faces….. I bet they couldn’t wait to be on Tv without knowing the consequences!!! and to top it all is an “Oyinbo” doing the Documentary! (Sighs)

  • Carrie May 2, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    @ME please don’t even go there, comparing United Kingdom and Nigeria?. United Kingdom is very okay, hospitals are free once you are registered. Unlimited supply of electricity. Is it the educational system? I bet if there is any person with a genuine result in Nigeria, I know people pay examination body and lecturers to get good grades, girls even exploit their bodies for that, while some have no choice because you people don’t live in a free and fair community, they are scared and they don’t want to fail. What about cultism and unnecessary deaths and silly riots that goes on. I watched the documentary and I believe those kids deserve more that, how many times have you seen children carrying buckets on their head going to the river to fetch water here in the united kingdom?.

    Rituals is even a major problem, how many times have you heard during an election here in UK people are made to stay indoors? I heard in Nigeria people are killed during elections, is it suppose to be like that?. Your country claim to have oil but your police force doesn’t have a particular number where you can reach the nearest branch near you in-case of emergency. I heard they even stand in stops collecting money from struggling drivers, how many times has that happened to you here in the UK?. United Kingdom does not have a major resource like crude oil but the little they have they try to see to the needs of each and every individual. Gender discrimination is a major problem, no woman deserves to be taken advantage of because of their sexuality. The females need to measure up with society so they sleep around to buy phones and designer clothes. I have Nigerian friends and they tell me all this, they sleep with married men and stuffs like that. I heard some part of Nigeria not giving birth to a male child is still a major problem and sometimes the men go outside to find other options, please what is wrong with a female child? Obama doesn’t have a male child, Bill Clinton never had a male child. They have taught your women that cheating is a normal norm for men, did you see what Tiger woods wife did to him? I get if a woman in your community dare talk to him anyhow her ass will be out of the house. Tiger woods wife took half of his money, his house and she is custody of their child. Instead in Nigeria the man will be in custody and another woman will come in and maltreat the poor child. What is done about domestic violence in your country???? I get it seen as a normal thing for a man to beat up his wife, over here is a very big crime, didn’t you see what happened to Chris brown? I bet if it happened in Nigeria, you guys will say she must have done something. According to recent statistics, your country is the second highest population of HIV/aids, innocent children suffer this deadly disease, at-least if the adults I mean those shameless men who go around sleeping with females don’t care about themselves, they should think about this poor kids. These married men are giving their poor wives stds. My friend was told me that one day they lined up in the bank and a politicians daughter worked in and she was attended to. That can’t happen here they was an act re-wrote here called equality act 2006. It states everyone is equal, you stay in UK right, didn’t you notice disables have their own parking space? disabled is seen as more important here. If the politicians daughter is that important then they can as well build her own bank. Citizens who are jobless are given benefits, the people who are unfortunate are people who decide to live an unproductive life. They decide to lazy around and drink. How many times do you see kids roaming around selling water and stuffs like that?

    The fact is no country is perfect, certainly not United Kingdom but United Kingdom and Nigeria are two different things. You people think of how to solve your country’s problem instead of comparing it with other countries, comparing won’t take you anywhere.
    http://www.nollywooduncut.com/hot-nollywood-news/565-ini-edo-spends-birthday-with-the-children-of-dustbin-estate?sms_ss=twitter&at_xt=4db5645a751249e5,0

    These kids shown living in a waste dump deserves better? did you watch welcome to Lagos? if you feel Nigeria is better, you can as well go back.

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