The ‘blesser’ and ‘blessee’ phenomenon has in recent years become a trending reality, revealing how young girls are able to indulge in a lifestyle of luxury.
‘Author of I’m Still Here! Lebo Motsumi, now 30, was left HIV positive after a life of indulgence and community radio host, Khanyi Shiburi had to drop out of school as a result of being distracted by the lifestyle. Now, they tell Move! about how the blessee life is a so-called blessing that almost destroyed their lives.
In the early 2000s, Lebo says this ‘blesser’ term was simply referred to as ‘sugar daddy’.
“It is not a new thing, I guess it has evolved with time and trends,” she says.
Lebo had several blessers, at the age of 13 she was already sexually active and admits that it had nothing to do with how she was raised. She is from a good home, the life she led was brought on by “being too forward, unnecessary competition and liking things that she had no business liking.”