Journalist Kiki Mordi Called Out After Winning Award With a Stolen Content on 'Sex For Grade'

Date: 10-12-2020 3:53 pm (3 years ago) | Author: kacy lee
- at 10-12-2020 03:53 PM (3 years ago)

 Nigerian Journalist, Kiki Mordi has been accused of stealing someone else’s story, “Sex For Grades” and winning an international award with it.

It all started after the International Center for Journalists, ICFJ, announced Kiki Mordi as winner of the 2020 Michael Elliot Award for African Storytelling.

Kiki who is a co-founder of Feminist_Co was rewarded for uncovering segxwal harassment going on in Nigerian universities with a documentary she produced from an allegedly stolen “Sex For Grades” story.

ICFJ tweeted, “With the Elliott family & @ONECampaign, we’re thrilled to present Nigerian journalist Kiki Mordi (@kikimordi) the 2020 Michael Elliott Award for African Storytelling. Her documentary uncovered segxwal harassment at universities and had a tremendous impact”

According to a fellow Journalist, Ruona, identified with the handle @RGAMeyer, the popular “Sex For Grades” story was originally written by someone she called “O.O”.

She emphatically noted that it would be unfair if Kiki refuses to acknowledge and share whatever prize money accrued to the award with the said “O.O” whose intellectual property she “stole” and won the international award with.

She wrote,
“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. #TruthIsSacrosanc”

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