Who is Kiki Mordi?
Nkiru Mordi, popularly known as Kiki Mordi is a Nigerian journalist, Media personality, Filmmaker and Writer.
She was born on the 12th of August 1991, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Shortly after her father passed away, she gained admission to study medicine in the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, but later dropped out after being sexually harassed by a certain lecturer. This must have triggered her drive to reveal sex scandals in universities, which she later successfully did.
Kiki and her team at the BBC Africa Eye, released a 13-minute introductory documentary on the 7th of October 2019, exposing several lecturers involved in sexually harassing students for grades, and on the 8th of October they continued their expository work by releasing a 60 minutes documentary that featured more lecturers also involved in the scandal.
The investigation for the documentary took Kiki and her team nine months to complete, after which the video showing Kiki herself as a 17 year old girl seeking for admission and how she was harassed was revealed to the world.
These videos raised a lot of attention, which 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 lecturers found guilty were also suspended from the University of Lagos.
In response to the video, the Nigerian Senate on the 9th of October 2019 also re-introduced the anti-sexual harassment bill, which was read on the floor of the Nigerian Senate.
Many Nigerians across different social media also hailed Kiki for her explosive documentary.
Kiki Mordi has always been a woman that has made women proud by her achievements and courage.
In 2015, Kiki was nominated for the most Promising Young Presenter (TV/RADIO) at the Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Awards. And in 2016 at the same Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Awards Kiki was awarded Outstanding Radio Program Presenter (South Africa).
Other awards she was nominated for include:
- On-air personality of the year (Female)
- The Future Awards Africa (journalism category)
She also started an online petition in 2017 against the Nigerian Police Force to end police extortion and exploitation. This was triggered after her home was invaded and she and her boyfriend were accused for being cultists.
She is currently a BBC Eye reporter and the head of presenting with WFM 91.7.
Let us celebrate our very own Kiki Mordi, for biting the bullet and changing the narrative.
This should also teach us to take the bull by the horn and pursue our passion regardless of how impossible it may seem.
Take your first step today in turning the invincible into the visible.
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