Investigative journalist, Kiki Mordi, has won the People Journalism Prize for Africa 2019 (PJPA). The inaugural prize is backed by a $3000 (N1,000,000) endowment from Gatefield, a Sub-Saharan Africa public strategy firm.
Kiki was selected for her investigation into the horrid web of sexual harassment on university campuses in West Africa. This resulted in widespread disciplinary actions and policy reforms across the institutions that were exposed by her thorough reporting of the events.
She won the award alongside Fisayo Soyombo, another investigative journalism who exposed the entrenched nature of corruption within Nigeria’s criminal justice system.
Kiki Mordi is an investigative reporter and a multiple award winning broadcaster with over six years of experience in broadcast media.
Kiki has worked in various capacities as presenter, writer, voice over artiste, filmmaker, reporter and an advocate for gender equality. She is the founder of the #DocumentWomen movement that aims at tackling the erasure of women and women’s stories and produced a documentary entitled “Life At The Bay” that documented the lives of women living in the remote island, Tarkwa Bay. The film has since been selected for the Real Time International Film Festival, Lift Off Global Network and Africa International Film Festival. And counting.
In her most recent explosive work with BBC Africa eye, she uncovers sexual harassment in West African Schools in the investigative film titled “Sex For Grades” – which disrupted the internet space and made every news headline.
Her Network named her Woman of the Year 2019 while she also bagged a double nomination for Future Awards prize for journalism and Young Person of the Year.