Although, they also work in the Adult Entainment Industry, Strip Dancers are emotional teasers who fulfil the sexual fantasies of pleasure seekers, unlike their hooker or porn star counterparts who engage in actual physical intimacy. It is very unlikely that the stripper giving a lap dance at a strip club would go all the way to offer additional services. Crystal Adeoye, a stripper who also run a strip team reveals to Apples Bite International Magazine how she navigates the murky terrain of her unlikely profession. The graduate of Zoology also discusses her plans for the nearest future. How would you describe yourself? I’ll describe myself as a coordinated person. Sometimes I can come off as a little bit harsh or impatient, because I love things to be order. If I’m organizing an event, I always want everything to be perfect. If I’m doing anything I always request for perfection. Even though I’ll be there to guide the person, I realized not a lot of people understand coordination. That's how I'll describe myself. What wrong perception do you think people have about you? Seeing me from afar, a lot of people think I’d be arrogant, proud, rude and hurty. Maybe because of the job I do, I don’t know. You know I can’t correct everyone’s impression, I just do what I can do and leave the rest. Some people have had to say it to my face that they though I was rude before they met me. If you could change three parts of your body, what would they be? If I am given a chance to change three parts of my body, I’ll first change my hair. I’ll want a bright shade of gold and I’ll choose fuller and longer hair. My legs, I’ll have love to be taller than I am. And my of course, my tummy, I’d have wanted a flatter stomach. If given the chance to, those are the parts of my body I’ll love to work on. Which part of your body do you consider your greatest asset? I’ll say my greatest asset are my lips. I said so because they’re full. Who are your role models? My role models are Mary J blige and Whoppi Goldberg. Those two women have stories that resonate with me from time. Their struggles, success are ones I can relate to. Let’s talk about your career choice. My career is a very unconventional one. It is not generally accepted in Africa as such. I am a Strip Dancer, and I have a strip team. Majorly, stripping is just seductive dancing. It requires a lot of body movements, it requires a lot of strength and skill. It is a job that requires a lot of courage especially in a country like Nigeria where you’re perceived in some type of way if you introduce yourself as a stripper. It’s a job not fully embraced yet. I know a lot of people that are not bold enough to come out and own up to be strip dancers. Any girl that comes out to say they strip gets looked at some type of way. It is my career, I make good money from it, so I can’t be shy about a job that pays my bills. I’ll really say I’m proud of it. What I do is dancing seductively and get naked at some point. That’s what makes it different from the regular dancing. How long have you been doing this? I’ll say about a year now. It’s 11 months precisely, by the end of January 2021, I’ll be a year in the business. How profitable is this business, like how much do you make from this? To be honest, I’ll say the money is very profitable. The type of money we make is on a day to day basis. Some days are better than the other. The very good days, we make up to one million naira, sometimes 800k, 700k, 600k and on extremely bad days, we make between 200k and 100k. When we make like one million, four girls share that, and days when we make like 100k two girls share that. And like I said, our job is on day to day basis. We work mostly from Wednesdays to Sundays. I’ll say it’s very profitable. You have a team of girls that work for you, how do you protect them from the job hazzard? That’s the most important thing for me to do regardless of who the client is. Presently, I have 12 girls that are my steady workers, tested and trusted. Before I send any of my girls out for private shows, clubs jobs, house parties or beach parties before I send them anywhere, I always make sure to find out everything I’m supposed to find out about the client and location. I always make sure that my girls should be treated with respect, they are dancers. They are professionals carrying out a job. I always go out with them when there are jobs, and when I’m not changed to because of other engagement my PA will. I always ensure to look out for any form of disrespect and stop it before it escalates. Before stripping, what were you doing? Did lack of means of livelihood make you choose to be a stripper?