Tujifunze Kiingereza what is the definition of a socialite?

Kenyans we do at least 12 years of English, it’s inexcusable to use wrong terms. Let’s learn the true meaning and etimology of the word SOCIALITE or in Swahili Mwanamke mashuhuri wa kujivinjari.

A socialite is a person usually from a wealthy or aristocratic background who is prominent in high society . A socialite generally spends a significant amount of time attending various fashionable social gatherings, instead of having traditional employment.

A popular British socialite is princess Diana.

A popular American socialite is Jackie Onnasis Kennedy.

How do socialites make money

Socialites often earn money through endorsements, appearances, brand collaborations, and sponsored social media posts. They may also leverage their social connections to enter into business ventures or pursue opportunities in the entertainment industry.

The correct term for what we Kenyans call a socialite is a courtesan or in sex work lingo the girlfriend experience

Courtesan, in modern usage, is a euphemism for a kept mistress or prostitute, particularly one with wealthy, powerful, or influential clients.

Courtesans from non-wealthy backgrounds provided charming companionship for extended periods, no matter what their own feelings or commitments might have been at the time, and sometimes had to be prepared to do so on short notice. They were also subject to lower social status, and often religious disapproval, because of the perceived immoral aspects of their profession and their reliance upon courtisanerie as a primary source of income. In cases like this, a courtesan was solely dependent on her benefactor or benefactors financially, making her vulnerable;

Often, courtesans serving in this capacity began their career as a prostitute, although many came to the profession by other means. It was not uncommon for a courtesan to enter into an arranged long-term liaison by contract with a wealthy benefactor. These contracts were written up by and witnessed by lawyers and were binding. Most included some provision for the financial welfare of the courtesan beyond the end of the relationship in the form of an annuity. Many such women became so powerful socially and financially that they could be particular about the men they associated with; in other words, they chose their paramour as would any other mistress, not the other way around. Wealthy benefactors would go to great lengths to court a courtesan as a prize, the ultimate goal being a long-term contract as a mistress.

Occasionally courtesans were passed from one benefactor to another, thereby resulting in them being viewed in society circles as lower than both their benefactor and those of wealth and power with whom they would socialise. Often, in instances of this sort, if the courtesan had satisfactorily served a benefactor, that benefactor would, when ending the affair, pass her on to another benefactor of wealth as a favour to the courtesan, or set her up in an arranged marriage to a semi-wealthy benefactor. If the courtesan had angered or dissatisfied a benefactor, then she would often find herself cast out of wealthy circles, returning more often than not to street prostitution.

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Hehehe …
You killed it there … :blush:

Marraya msee.

Unauliza nani
Kazi yako ni kuosha rasa…kunyoa…kupaka maguta na kupanua

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Yeah good one. I always knew them as women used to spice public or private functions. Their presence illuminates functions.

In Kenya, socialite is equivalent to sex escorts or a high end prostitute


So Charlene Ruto is she a socialite her recent moves

so basically hawa wa kenya wengi wao ni mapoko tu wanauza senye since most if not all of them come from poor backgrounds

Wanabe socialite basi.