Yesterday the internet was served a rare kind of documentary which unveiled how lecturers in West African universities demand for sex from students titled SEX FOR GRADES, the brilliant and brave mind behind this widely celebrated work is Kiki Mordi.
Kiki Mordi who is currently an Africa Eye reporter for BBC was inspired by her personal experience of sexual harassment by a lecturer in one of the best schools in Nigeria, this led her to dropping out of school.
The hero has been celebrated by alot of people across the world for exposing the Randy old men frustrating girls in schools. Some said their daughters will now feel more safe in school because the impunity culture has been broken.
Life After Sex For Grades Documentary Was Released….
Kiki revealed in a recent interview that the 13-minute documentary which targeted a university in Ghana and the prestigious University of Lagos, brought to light the ill practices went viral she has been receiving threats but she isn’t bothered about them.
In her words: “I have received subtle threats since this work was completed but I am not bothered because the BBC takes the security of employees seriously. Before embarking on this project, the team prayed a lot and also sang because it helped to calm the nerves. But I had to go through the trainings I received over and over again because I wanted to get it right. The biggest goal of this work was to be louder than the aggressor because sexual harassment is very loud. I wanted it to be silenced. I am happy that a lot is changing already since the documentary was released and I can confirm to you that one of the lecturers at the University of Lagos caught sexually harassing a prospective student has been dismissed by the institution. I believe it doesn’t stop there until there is a conviction. We have to break that culture of impunity.”