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Sex for Grades – Journalists call out Kiki Mordi

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Sex for Grades - Journalists call out Kiki Mordi

Some journalists have taken to social media to call out Kiki Mordi, who they accused of “wrongly” passing off the Sex for Grade’s documentary as hers.

Nigerian investigative journalist, Ruona Meyer who uncovered the abuse of Codeine in Nigeria, made the allegation in reaction to Kiki being presented with the 2020 Michael Elliott Award for African Storytelling.

Meyer stated that real journalists have the honor and also hold themselves to account, not just the government, as she recalled ”being in the room when the story was pitched.”

She tweeted;

Kiki, make sure this time you at least share whatever prize money there is with O.O and acknowledge her – given this was all her story as pitched, sourced/started. Real journalists have the honor and also hold themselves to account, not just the government.

O.O a fellow female journalist did not get a fair deal, and you remain complicit and a beneficiary of that. The facts, complaints, responses and even her thread are there. Better make it right because journalism can’t insist on ethics & fairness from others, yet cheat within.

For any bright sparks, I was in that newsroom when N.O and O.O pitched that story, so don’t try me today… I suggest you try Jesus instead. He is a better option. #RealJournosHaveHonour

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Media personality, Harri Obi also alleged that Sex for Grades was conceptualized, pitched, researched, and co-produced by Oge Obi. He added that Kiki Mordi was simply hired to do the TV narration part.

He tweeted;

Sex for Grades was conceptualized, pitched, researched, and co-produced by Oge Obi. Kiki Mordi was simply hired to do the TV narration part and somehow it blew. But that’s not a problem. The problem is she’s winning international grants worth millions and refusing to share them.

Lol. How did Oge let Kiki be the face of the undercover piece that brought her to the international limelight? I can never fumble that kinda bag. Lol. But speaking as someone who used to be friends with both ladies, I’m not shocked. Oge had to be the brains.

 

Kiki was simply hired to narrate the story. She wasn’t the undercover Journo in the lecturers’ offices, she didn’t come up with the idea, wasn’t in charge of research, etc. Her job was just to vibe on TV, and months down the line she has Emmy & MTV noms? Feminist Hushpuppi.

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