BBC Eye reporter, Kiki Mordi has been nominated for the prestigious Emmy awards following the release of her documentary, Sex For Grades.
Sex for Grades is a documentary that exposed the rot in some African institutions where lecturers demand sex from female undergraduates in order to give them high grades.
Kiki who had to go undercover to University of Lagos where Dr. Boniface Igbeneghu of the languages department was caught on camera asking an underaged girl for sex.
Her documentary led to the sack of DRM Igbeneghu and other lecturers found guilty of the act.
The documentary has earned Kiki Mordi a nomination in one of the most coveted categories of Emmy Awards
Announcing nominees for News and Current Affairs category, Bruce L. Paisner, President & CEO of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences said:
In the midst of the pandemic, we are grateful for news organizations like these who even before the pandemic were boldly exploring the issues in their societies. We salute the outstanding work and great courage of our nominees for reporting on difficult and sensitive matters, despite the many challenges and obstacles continuously thrown at them.
Kiki Mordi who could not contain her excitement, shared the news with fans and followers on social media.
On Twitter, she wrote;
“Here’s me, despite being in an emotional mess, announcing that @BBCAfrica #BBCAfricaEye’s #SexForGrades is nominated in the current affairs category for this year’s International Emmy’s.
Every single soul that made this project come alive diseases or no
Here's me, despite being an emotional mess, announcing that @BBCAfrica #BBCAfricaEye's #SexForGrades is nominated in the "Current Affairs" category for this year's international Emmys.— Kiki Mordi (@kikimordi) August 18, 2020
Every single soul that made this project come alive deserves this honor! https://t.co/KemqXtZAYl