The International Academy of Television and Science known as Emmy has announced Sex for Grades, a damning investigation from BBC Africa Eye conducted by Nigerian journalist Kiki Mordi, as one of the nominees for the 2020 Awards.
Sex For Grades was nominated in News and Current Affairs categories.
The BBC Africa Eye documentary captured lecturers demanding sex for grades from students in tertiary institutions across Africa, bringing about a reckoning that led to the introduction of the anti-sexual harassment bill by lawmakers in Nigeria.
A scene from the documentary captured a particular lecturer in UNILAG propositioned Kiki, an undercover journalist who he thought was a prospective student, for sex so as to help her gain admission into the institution.
Kiki Mordi on Tuesday, August 18, 2020, took to her official Twitter page where she announced that she just got her first Emmy nomination thanks to the documentary.
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.
Every single soul that made this project come alive deserves this honor! https://t.co/KemqXtZAYl
— Kiki Mordi (@kikimordi) August 18, 2020
This nomination is alongside other impressive investigative works from Brazil, the UK, and Sweden.
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