‘I’m not selling girls’
Innocentia Morolong. (Photo: Facebook)
(Warning: This article contains content of a sexual nature)
Johannesburg - After an “outing” that had the country glued to Twitter this week, Innocentia Morolong has denied pimping out women as young as 18 years old.
The 26-year-old Welkom socialite’s business, Innovative Lifestyle, made headlines as an alleged prostitution front.
She is not the only so-called slay queen facing allegations of organising young women to “entertain” wealthy men.
For the past two weeks, a thread on Twitter trended intermittently after screenshots of a conversation between slay queens and their clients emerged, in which young women negotiated prices between R4 500 and R25 000 a night for sex with men.
The screenshots were claimed to expose a prostitution network under the guise of modelling, in which the madams hired out young women. One of the screenshots traced a conversation between a “client” and a contact saved as Morolong. However, she has pleaded innocence.
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“No, my number and pictures are publicly available and someone is framing me. I don’t know, some people are crazy out there,” she said on Friday.
“There are bitter people after me and many other businesswomen. Faith Nketsi was also accused and I was dragged. I don’t even know her, but people are creating fake pages and some even open fake bank accounts. I have received over 200 direct messages from people asking for my services and offering to pay, and these are messages I don’t even read. There are people after me,” she insisted.
“I was home in Welkom nursing my injured leg when the news broke.”
Morolong began Innovative Lifestyle in Welkom in 2006. She says she has 400 models from Welkom and Johannesburg on her books, who are hired to entertain businessmen, politicians and actors.
“We don’t just entertain, but we also do events and also promote events like the Welkom Homecoming. I can’t name any of the politicians and actors we entertain because it is usually private parties, but we have entertained a lot of those.”
QUEEN OF SLAY QUEENS: Innocentia Morolong. (Photo: Instagram)
She regards herself as an influencer.
“I influence the youth and do so by showing them that you can be a woman, study, be a party person and get money out of it,” she said.
“I am not looking for more models now. I have enough, but the criteria is very minimal – the girls can’t drink on the job and they must not have colourful hair. All the girls must have a portfolio and send it to me before being hired, and whatever they make I take 20% of it.”
She added that she encouraged the girls to say no to other demands.
“If there is more that clients demand, I tell them to say no. They are only there to entertain and mingle, and afterwards go home.”
There was an occasion where a guest wanted “more”.
“[A model] called me, shocked that the client wanted sexual favours, so she went to the bathroom to contact me. I handled the situation and spoke to the client, and told them my girls don’t do that”.
Morolong said she could not disclose her clients’ names, saying they had signed non-disclosure agreements.
About her future plans, Morolong said: “Already everyone knows that I am the go-to person in Welkom. But I want my business to be the most recognised agency in South Africa. When people talk about Innovative Lifestyle they must know that we are the best and that our girls are classy.”