Nigerian Journalist, Kiki Mordi’s Sex For Grades Documentary Bags Emmy Award Nomination

Nigerian Journalist, Kiki Mordi’s Sex For Grades Documentary Bags Emmy Award Nomination

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Kiki Mordi
Kiki Mordi, a Nigerian journalist, was lead reporter for the BBC Africa Eye documentary Sex for Grades. She has a personal interest in the topic: "I'm a 28-year-old who never got to finish school .. all because of sexual harassment," she says.

Nigerian journalist, Kiki Mordi has been nominated for an Emmy Award for her documentary titled Sex for Grades.

Kiki has received recognition for her work within and outside Nigeria and it just earned her an

Sex for Grades, a BBC Africa Eye documentary which exposes sexual harassment in West African universities, is nominated for the 2020 International Emmy Awards in the News & Current Affairs category.

Kiki Mordi went undercover into the prestigious University of Lagos where a particular lecturer propositioned her thinking she was a prospective student. The lecturer was caught on camera asking for sex so as to help her gain admission into the institution.

Dozens of testimonies were gathered from inside the University of Lagos and the University of Ghana.

The documentary sparked a conversation about the prevalent issue of sex for grades in Nigerian universities and prompted a former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar and a former Senate President of Nigeria, Bukola Saraki to call on the Nigerian Government to take immediate action against sexual harassment in Nigerian Universities.

The documentary also prompted the Nigerian Senate to re-introduce the anti-sexual harassment bill on October 9, 2019.

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