Kiki Mordi is a media personality, journalist, filmmaker, and writer.
Mordi first made headlines after the BBC ‘Sex for Grades’ documentary went viral in October 2019.
Here is a brief profile of her.
Kiki Mordi was born on August 12, 1991, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
She gained admission into the University of Nigeria, Nsukka to study medicine, but later dropped out due to sexual harassment from a certain lecturer.
She is currently a BBC Africa Eye reporter and the head of presenting with WFM 91.7.
She started an online petition to end police extortion and exploitation in 2017 after some Nigerian policemen invaded their home and accused her and her boyfriend of being cultists.
She produced a documentary film “Life at the Bay” in Lagos, Nigeria in 2019. The film tells the story of the inhabitants of Tarkwa Bay and the survival and struggles of their women.
The film directed by Nora Awolowo was selected by Real Time International Film Festival on 17 May 2019. The film is also selected to show at the 2019 Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF), set to hold from 10 to 16 November 2019.
Mordi and her team at the BBC Africa Eye released ‘Sex For Grades’ on October 7, 2019, a full hour-long documentary that featured lecturers guilty of sexually harassing female students. This viral undercover investigation led to the expose of Dr. Boniface Igbeneghu and Dr. Samuel Oladipo, both lecturers at the University of Lagos and Dr. Ransford Gyampo and Dr. Paul Kwame Butakor of the University of Ghana.
Mordi who disguised as a 17-year-old admission seeker in the documentary stated that it took her and her team, nine months to complete the investigation.
Due to the documentary, the University of Lagos suspended both Dr. Boniface Igbeneghu and Dr. Samuel Oladipo. A “Cold Room” caught in the video where lecturers sexually harass students was shut down by the University of Lagos.
Mordi said she started receiving threats shortly after the video went viral.
She was nominated for The Most Promising Young Presenter (TV/Radio) at the Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Awards in 2015. She won the Outstanding Radio Program Presenter (South-South) at the same awards in 2016.
She has also been nominated for the 2019 Future Awards Africa for Journalism. The awards proper is slated for November 24.