The news of how the BBC exposed the culture of sex-for-grades popular in some African universities in Africa.
The 13-minute documentary which targeted a university in Ghana and the prestigious University of Lagos, brought to light the ill practices. Following this, the journalist behind the documentary, Kiki Mordi, has revealed that she has been receiving threats since the documentary went viral on the internet. She revealed this in a recent interview with Sahara Reporters.
Mordi who was inspired by her personal experience in university which saw her had to dropping out of school due to being harassed by a lecturer, revealed that the threats don’t move her and she is happy with the changes that are beginning to occur.
In her words: “I have received subtle threats since this work was completed but I am not bothered because the BBC takes the security of employees seriously. Before embarking on this project, the team prayed a lot and also sang because it helped to calm the nerves. But I had to go through the trainings I received over and over again because I wanted to get it right. The biggest goal of this work was to be louder than the aggressor because sexual harassment is very loud. I wanted it to be silenced.
I am happy that a lot is changing already since the documentary was release and I can confirm to you that one of the lecturers at the University of Lagos caught sexually harassing a prospective student has been dismissed by the institution. I believe it doesn’t stop there until there is a conviction. We have to break that culture of impunity.”