Last updated on August 5th, 2023 at 10:18 pm
Sex For Grade’s documentary by Kiki Mordi of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) revealed several years of sexual abuse against female students in universities in Nigeria and Ghana. It has also put the investigative journalist under the spotlight.
A few hours after we ran a check on the brilliant lady, and we discovered that some dubious Nigerians have created social media accounts in her name with the intent of swindling some people of money.
That’s the most commonly known intent of creating a replica of social media accounts of a famous person.
Kiki Mordi has become one of the most celebrated investigative journalists in recent times and her latest documentary which garnered more than 400, 000 views on YouTube in less than 24 hours is definitely going to win an award.
In this post, we’ll tell you a few things we know about the award-winning journalist
- Kiki Mordi’s real name
- Her date of birth
- Her social media accounts
- Her awards
- Her pet project
- The impact of her SexForGrades documentary in Nigeria’s higher institutions
- The implication of the documentary to her life and family
- Kiki Mordi’s ordeal in the hands of Nigeria Police
Kiki Mordi’s real name
Her real name is Nkiru Mordi but she is popularly known as Kiki. Sometimes, one’s alias overrides her real name.
She was born in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Southsouth geopolitical zone of Nigeria.
Her date of birth: August 12.
Authentic social media profiles of Kiki Mordi
Since her documentary exposed the dirty escapades of University teachers at the University of Lagos and another University in Ghana, some 419ners have jumped on social media to create a replica of her handles on Twitter and Instagram.
We found out that she is aware of some of the fake accounts created in her name which are closely related.
See her real social media accounts below:
- On Twitter: @kikimordi
- On Instagram: @kikimordi
- Facebook: @KikiMordi
LinkedIn: She doesn’t have an account on LinkedIn. She had disregarded the LinkedIn account created in her name.
She said, “@kikimordi_ and kikimordi_bbc are fake accounts on Instagram
I am (@kikimordi) everywhere please. No special characters please.
Facebook, Twitter and Instagram only. No LinkedIn or whatever.”
Her fresh documentary dubbed “Sex For Grades” which was released on October 7, 2019 by BBC following extensive research was yet to receive any award or nominations at the time of this report, however, Kiki Mordi has to her credit some media awards.
- Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Award for Outstanding Radio Program Presenter- South-South
- Nominations: Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Award for Most Promising Young Presenter (TV/Radio)
Her areas of interest:
- Film making
- A lover of cats
- Audacious research. She showcased this trait in her latest investigation by disguising as a 17-year-old admission seeker into the University of Lagos where a lecturer and Pastor assaulted her. The research took a 365-day or thereabout.
- Campaign against sexual abuse
- Campaign for child education
- Documenting women where she shares women’s stories in a bid to address the systemic erasure of the influenza of women in history.
The impact of her SexForGrades documentary on Nigeria’s higher institutions
Less than 24 hours after the documentary was released, Dr Boniface Igbeneghu, an Associate Professor and a Pastor was sacked by his church while UNILAG suspended him and set up a panel to investigate him.
Boniface was the Commander In Chief in sexforgrades documentary.
Another lecturer in UNILAG has also been suspended while their partners across the border at the University of Ghana Professor Ransford Gyampo and Dr. Paul Kwame Butakor are being investigated.
It’s going to change lots of things in Nigeria’s tertiary institutions where male lecturers are predators and abuse female students.
The implication of the documentary
A threat to her life. Less than 24 hours the documentary was released, Kiki said she received a subtle threat.
Students in higher institutions will have to face their studies as lecturers will definitely be strict and tough with their questions and marks in the upcoming semester examinations.
Kiki Mordi said she was a victim of sexual abuse before she dropped out of one of Nigeria’s universities.
All Nigerian universities are culpable. Some UK universities were also exposed in degrading acts in 2017.
President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the BBC documentary which exposed lecturers that indulge in sex for grades act.
Ruona Meyer’s Allegation Against Mordi That She ‘Stole’ The Idea
A few months after the release of the tape, another female investigative journalist, Ruona Meyer, took to Twitter to accuse Mordi of stealing the idea behind the documentary.
The “BBC Africa Eye: Sex For Grades” Documentary brought global fame to Mordi, but Meyer claimed that she (Mordi) wasn’t the brain behind the project.
In 2019, after gathering dozens of testimonies, BBC Africa Eye sent Kiki Mordi as an undercover journalist, to the University of Lagos and the University of Ghana to pose like a female student seeking admission to expose the randy manner in which male lecturers sexually abuse female students.
The lecturers who spread across Nigeria’s higher institutions sprayed on female students in exchange for marks or special treatment.
Since the premiere of the documentary, global awards flooded the doorstep of Mordi for her audacious brilliance in exposing randy Nigerian lecturers.
Some of the awards are:
- Emmy Nom,
- OkayAfrica’s 100 Women 2020 List
- MTV EMA Changemaker among others
But Meyer dragged her on Twitter claiming Mordi wasn’t the real brain behind the project.
Kiki Mordi released a statement to debunk Meyer’s claims is at: https://docs.google.com/document/d/11lkbkJiWsnTc703ZmtC0kTuCyabJk2nIFwCOh5ucn3E/edit?usp=sharing