11 Things You Should Know About Award Winning Nigerian Journalist Kiki Mordi As She Turns A Year Older

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Kiki Mordi is a Nigerian media personality, journalist, filmmaker, feminist, and writer.

Here is a brief profile of her as she turns a year older.

1. Kiki Mordi was born on August 12, 1991, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

2. She had her primary and secondary education in Rivers State.

3. She lost her father shortly before she gained admission into the University of Nigeria, Nsukka to study medicine.

 4. She dropped out of the university due to sexual harassment.

5. Kiki started her career as a radio presenter at KU Television and Radio, Benin City, in 2015.

6. In August 2017, she became Head of Presenting at Women Radio (91.7FM), Lagos.

7. She started an online petition to end police extortion and exploitation in 2017 after some Nigerian policemen invaded their home and accused her and her boyfriend of being cultists.

8. She produced a documentary film “Life at the Bay” which tells the story of the inhabitants of Tarkwa Bay and the survival and struggles of their women in Lagos, Nigeria in 2019.

9. Mordi and her team at the BBC Africa Eye released the ‘Sex For Grades’ documentary on October 7, 2019, that featured lecturers guilty of sexually harassing female students. The documentary led to the suspension of the two lecturers from the University of Lagos, Dr. Boniface Igbeneghu, and Dr. Samuel Oladipo.

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10. She also serves as an investigative data researcher on the Special Investigative Panel for Nigeria’s National Human Rights Commission on Sexual and General Based Violence across the country.

11. Kiki is the recipient of many awards both locally and internationally which include:

  • Outstanding Radio Program Presenter (South-South) at the same awards in 2016.

  •  On-air Personality of the Year (Female) Nominee at the Scream All-Youth Awards in 2016

  •  Future Awards Africa in Prize for Journalism category Nominee in 2019

  •  100 Most Influential Young Nigerians by Avance Media Nominee in 2019

  • Woman of the Year by Her Network Online in 2019

  • Prize for Advocacy at the Under 30 CEO’s Awards/Dinner by the CEO Network Africa in 2019

  • The Freedom Fighter Awards at the Freedom Awards in 2019

  • Journalist of the Year at the People Journalism Prize for Africa in 2019

  • Gage Awards Recipient For Online Documentary of The Year in 2020

  • One Young World Journalist Of The Year Award in 2020