Over 7 years staying in Accra, experiencing wild nightlife on some active streets in the capital, meeting new people every day, and networking. This is my first time having a chat with a prostitute and I didn’t know till she started negotiating with me. Will share my experience with the red-light district hook-up girl and list top Ashawo (prostitutes) joints in Accra, Ghana.
You are wondering what I was doing at the red-light district if I didn’t want to hook up. Yeah, I know (lol), I was also wondering how I got myself there. To be honest, I wasn’t there to hook up and I didn’t know that was an Ashawo (prostitution) joint.
But it was a great experience talking and negotiating with one, you can imagine the look on my face. Don’t worry I’m going to share it with you. Providing my readers with such travel stories is why I created this website.
I have put together this article to help you know more about Ashawo Joints in Accra. If you find this information useful, you can support my website by donating to my Patreon account to help me keep this website running
Is Prostitution legal in Ghana (Africa)?
Prostitution is illegal in Ghana and some other African countries. Even though it’s illegal, the trade goes on and I hardly believe these ladies are been jailed in Ghana for engaging in the act.
Sometimes arrests are made but suspects are left off the hook. obviously, they will lie and since there is not enough proof, law enforcement has to let them go and they are back to business again.
There are so many places here in Ghana that are popular Ashawo (Prostitutes) joints. Maybe you have hangout around these areas and you don’t even know or you are already aware. Some also hang out with us at some top clubs and spots. You won’t know till you start talking with them.
Now the sex trade business is becoming rampant or growing every day in Accra. So funny, some foreigners migrate here purposely to engage in it together with their Ghanaian counterparts. And I’m pretty sure some Ghanaians also migrate to other places to engage in business.
After my experience with one, I decided to do little research on Ashawo (Prostitution) joints in Accra, Ghana. How much they charge, how often they get client, the risk and the scary side of it. It might seem like a bad job (which it is), but these girls are really making a living out of it. And it will shock you how much some earn and their top clients.
My Experience with Ashawo (Prostitute) in Accra, Ghana
So I’ve travelled from Takoradi to see my travel partner Perry who is also a professional digital marketer in Accra to plan our next trip. After a long day of planning and writing scripts for Youtube content, I insisted we get a drink and Perry can’t say no to a bottle of beer.
Oxford Street Osu was the first place in mind for a Saturday night beer hangout. But we didn’t drink much, just four bottles of beer for the two of us and we decided to take a walk on Oxford street before we hit home.
I was tipsy and so was Perry and that was the reason for the walk. Even though I knew Osu Oxford street is full of sex workers at night and also one of the top Ashawo joints in Accra but this beautiful girl didn’t look like one.
I know you can tell from their appearance. Sorry If this offends you, but this modern fashion can’t let you tell the difference.
Let me cut to the chase and hit the point. I said hi to her and she came straight at me and I was surprised.
We didn’t talk for long and she started giving me prices of how long we can spend a night at my place or her place. That is when I realized I was talking to a prostitute (Ashawo).
Suddenly I turn to Perry and he started laughing at me. But I have to keep the conversation going so she doesn’t think I was just joking with her.
She was friendly and cool even though I told her I wasn’t interested but she was willing to answer my question. Maybe she thought I will be interested later.
That is when I got to know some of these girls are making a good living out of it but very risky and scary. I don’t think I will advise anyone to be Ashawo. And I’m sure there are other Ashawo joints in Accra where people are making more money
It was a long conversation with her and I felt bad and sorry, but that is the job she is doing to survive. Somehow we all have secrets and engage in sinful acts. Hey, I’m not here to judge or justify anyone. Just a writer sharing my experience.
How Much She Charges
She said her charges are sometimes based on clients’ appearance. If you look flashy, then she is charging you high. It can be around Gh600 ($100) for a night at your place and Gh400 ($65) at her place. And Gh 300 ($49) for a short night at your place and Gh200 ($33) at her place.
That is much for an average Ghanaian to earn for a day or even a week’s job.
But charges may be lower if you don’t look fancy. Somehow she needs to get something before the night ends. They sometimes go as low as Gh50 (just for one round and that is all) if the market is bad because they still have to earn something before the night is over.
She can make about Gh1000 (almost $200) a night and sometimes more or less. But that sometimes depends on the location and branding. Branding is the key to selling yourself in any business. But Osu Ashawo (red light District) has higher charges and that is why she also hangs out there.
Some other Ashawo joints in Accra charge less and some are very cheap as low as Gh10 ($2) for SHORT (one round). And she doesn’t hang out at those cheap joints because she has top clients in Osu that can pay her very big for a night.
The Risk And Scary Part Of Prostitution in Ghana ( The Dark Secret)
So what is the scary part of your job? “ I can die anytime”. How she said it was very funny but true. Accepting to sleep with a total stranger for money is one of the scariest things to do as a person. You don’t know who this person is and where they are from.
She shared a story where some of her friends were used for voodoo and others didn’t return. Till now they still don’t know where they are and who took them.
Some clients don’t tell you the truth and when you get to their place, there will be other men and every one of them will sleep with you. Though their work is to have sex with men for money, at their own will and these men sexually abuse them since they are not ready to sleep with 4 or 5 men in a room.
Some false them very hard and others treat them badly like animals. Especially when you go to their place. So it is sometimes hard for her to follow you to your place. She sometimes recommends a hotel or guest-room around if you don’t like to go to her place
It’s a risky job she said but I have to survive.
Top Ashawo (Prostitutes) Joints In Accra, Ghana
I found this list of Ashawo joints and charges in Accra from a Facebook account named Amakye Nie. Some of these locations might still be active and others might not. And the prices might not also be the same.
1. Ashaiman behind the police station also known as 18 or Tsinaagbe – 20Ghs
2. Sakumono Titanic beach – 25Ghs
3. Tema Com.7 – 300 to 550Ghs
4. Tema Com.1 – 20 to 30Ghs
5. Spintex Kotobabi (Opposite Ecobank) – 20 to 150Ghs
6. Nungua Washing Bay(Abrefi) – 20 to 30Ghs
7. Nungua Katamanton(Italian Boys) – 20 to 30Ghs
8. Teshie Twibl3oo – 20Ghs
9. Labadi Township(maamli) Abese – 10 to 30Ghs
10. Osu Castle road – 20Ghs
11. Accra Rawlings park – 10Ghs flat
12. Achimota St John’s Beside Vision One FM – 30 to 45Ghs
13. Circle Obra spots area – 15Ghs including hotel
14. Circle Railway lines – 10 Ghs but 15 if you want her to pay for the kiosk
15. East Legon Atemuda – 100Ghs but 70 if you can park your car around and 40 for a BJ
16. Lapaz Abrante3 Spot Footbridge – 30 to 70Ghs
17. Lapaz Bigot – 50 to 100Ghs
18. Kasoa Budumburam – 20 to 40Ghs but if you can buy Indomie, then you can get am less
19. Odokor Traffic Light – 20Ghs to 35 (including kiosk)
20. Cantonment – 150 to 300Ghs for short and 50 for BJ in your car
21. Madina – 10ghc but if you want then to treat you well 15Ghs
22. Madine Redco – 20ghc (25ghc if you want to enjoy)
23. Ritz Junction – 20ghc
24. Choice Bus stop (Kasoa Road) 30gh
25. Achimota Railway Ghetto – 15ghc (20ghc)
About My Details
Just to clear this up. I didn’t do anything with her. It was a long conversation and she was already getting mad at me for wasting her time. So I gave her a tip to get the convo going so I can get more details to write this post with the little research I did on Ashawo joints in Accra