Some journalists have taken to social media to call out Kiki Mordi, who they accused of “wrongly” passing off the Sex for Grades 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 2020 Michael Elliott Award for African Storytelling.
Meyer stated that real journalists have honour and also hold themselves to account not just the government, as she recalled ”being in the room when the story was pitched.”
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 honour 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
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.
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 it.
Lol. How did Oge let Kiki be the face of the undercover piece that brought her to 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.
Harri went on to describe Oge as the smartest person he has met who deserves accolades. He wrote;
Oge is hands down one of the smartest persons I’ve ever met. And I meet smart people a lot. I’m sure she’ll get her deserved accolades sooner than later. If there’s one thing we all have to pick from this, it is that Sex for Grades was her brain and hand work, not Kiki Mordi.