Following Kiki Mordi’s latest win at the 2020 Michael Elliot award for African Storytelling, crisis rocked her reputation as journalists called her out for not giving due credit.
Nigerian investigative journalist, Ruona Meyer who uncovered the abuse of Codeine in Nigeria, made the allegation as she 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.”
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.
In his tweet, he said “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.”
In reaction, the BBC journalist accused Ruona Meyer of holding malicious intents against her success. She further affirmed that she own the story and every other question will have to be directed to BBC.