The Journalist who defied all odds to expose the Sex for Grades Epidemic , meet our Rise Networks Youth of the Week – Kiki Mordi

Kiki Mordi , born 12 August 1991 is a Nigerian journalist, media personality, filmmaker and writer who hails from Port-Harcourt , Nigeria.

She is currently a BBC Africa Eye reporter and the head of presenting with WFM 91.7

In 2015, she was nominated for The Most Promising Young Presenter (TV/Radio) at the Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Awards.

In 2016, she won the award of Outstanding Radio Program Presenter (South-South) at the Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Awards. She was also nominated for the On-air Personality of the Year (Female) at the Scream All-Youth Awards.

In 2017, Kiki started an online petition to end police extortion and exploitation after some Nigerian policemen invaded their home and accused her and her boyfriend of being cultists.

In 2019, she produced a documentary film “Life at the Bay” in Lagos, Nigeria. The film tells the story of the inhabitants of Tarkwa Bay and the survival and struggles of their women.

On 17 May 2019, the film directed by Nora Awolowo was selected by Real Time International Film Festival.

On 6 October 2019, the film was selected to show at the 2019 Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF), that will hold from 10 to 16 November 2019

Recently, on the 3 November 2019, she was nominated for The Future Awards Africa in Prize for Journalism category.

Kiki  dropped out of medicine from the prestigious University of Nigeria Nsukka due to sexual harassment and is widely known for exposing randy lecturers in the viral BBC Sex for Grades Video.

Mordi and her team at the BBC Africa Eye released a 13-minute documentary exposing sexual harassment of students by lecturers in University of Lagos and University of Ghana

 

Many across Africa and beyond have hailed her boldness in exposing sexual harassment and molestation on West African universities.

Similarly, a Number of high-profile figures joined in the conversation about the issues it raised.

Due to this development, on the 9th of October 2019, the Nigerian senate re-introduced the anti-sexual harassment bill which was read on the floor of the senate and has gone ahead to propose a 14 Year Jail Term for Sexual Predators in Tertiary institutions.   ( Channels TV )

The Bill sponsored by the Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege is titled “A Bill for an Act to Prevent, Prohibit and Redress Sexual Harassment of Students in Tertiary Educational Institutions and for other matters connected therewith 2019” and has 27 clauses.

Kiki Mordi believes that Change in every sphere of the society is very possible in her Generation ( TVC NEWS )

 

 

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