BBC Africa Journalist, Kiki Mordi has come under heavy fire on social media for advocating same sex marriage in Nigeria.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that in 2014, ex-president Goodluck Jonathan, signed the anti-same sex bill into law, banning all forms of gay associations or marriage and placing a 14-year jail term for any offender.
Taking to her Twitter page, Kiki Mordi said it is a shame that same sex marriage is still illegal in Nigeria, adding that the country is on the wrong side of history.
“It’s almost 2020 & same sex marriage is still illegal in Nigeria. Like two people (of the same sex) can love themselves and want to build a family for themselves just like you & I but can’t because it’s illegal for them,” she said.
“A damn shame! We’re already on the wrong side of history,” she wrote.
It's almost 2020 & same sex marriage is still illegal in Nigeria.
Like two people (of the same sex) can love themselves and want to build a family for themselves just like you & I but can't because it's illegal for them.
A damn shame! We're already on the wrong side of history.
— Kiki Mordi (@kikimordi) December 26, 2019
Kiki Mordi came to limelight following her Sex for Grades documentary released a few months ago, when she uncovered sexual harassment in West African universities particularly Ghana and Nigeria.
Her stance on same sex marriage has caused a lot of outrageous reactions among Nigerians.
Kiki is advocating for same sex marriage in Nigeria?
I think this whole woke nonsense is a form of mental disorder and we are neglecting it.
Next agenda will be to advocate for the right of siblings who feel like marrying themselves.
Ashi gbaakwa unu
— Unu amaro kam si kwado (@AfamDeluxo) December 27, 2019
People who followed Kiki Mordi after she released the sex for grades videos think she didn't have hot & controversial takes like this before the video.
You people built a Kiki Mordi in your heads and expected the real life Kiki to change her ways and follow suit.
— Car Guy Tonio (@m_settler) December 27, 2019
Kiki Mordi becoming unpopular so quickly. Her views are just against the moral and religious convictions of this path of the world. Perhaps she needs to move to a place which is a perfect suit for her ideology.
— KingMax? (@Haboye_Cassano) December 27, 2019
Kiki omo ologo, you were applauded & hailed when that documentary was released was it all an attempt to gain attention for this? As a Nigerian are you saying same sex issues is what is truly bedevilling Nigeria in your opinion with huge issues around Education,Health & power?? https://t.co/u9X6A4qM99
— MARK 'Dsoulja OTABOR (@MarkOtabor) December 27, 2019
The Sex for grades exposé was a great one, but, Kiki has been a bit too much lately tbvfh, but okay still.
— عائشة سعد?✨ (@TheAeesha) December 27, 2019
Anytime I see this Kiki trending I know it’s for a wrong reason. @kikimordi is obviously sponsored by her paymaster.
I am not against same sex but if you want it , do it in peace and stop choking it on our throat
— idohou??? (@idohoez) December 27, 2019
Kiki Mordi , the chip on ur shoulder no be kpekere shaa . No be SEGA cartridge too. If nobody cares or react to anything you do , you’ve done NADA! The world is our mirror. You need people. Or maybe not??♂️. Go on ??
— OSHOMAh (@JohnNetworQ) December 27, 2019
Aunt Kiki mordi should have just taken the accolades for the Sex for grades thing and just quit while she was ahead. But no, everyday she must have one or two okoto meow skrrr nuggets to drop.
— Pastor Ola ✨ (@Biisi96) December 27, 2019
If you truly wanna know the opinions of Many Nigerians on lgbt community, there you have it at kiki mordi's tweet comment section. A friend once said Nigerians are becoming less homophobic. I simply told her she hasn't met Nigerians then. You're just surrounded with like minds.
— Sir_janet (@Sir_janet) December 27, 2019
Well, you just came out straight on what you actually want to do.
It's obvious you are tired of the hide and seek game.
Dear Kiki, you can leave Nigeria and relocate to the right side of history and enjoy what you love to do.
If you try it here, it's 14 years in jail.
— Tosin Olugbenga (@TosinOlugbenga) December 27, 2019
Kiki has been misfiring lately and one thing I'd never support is same sex marriage even if I'm standing alone.
Homosexuals are the most dangerous set of people you'd ever come across, they can do anything to have their way… Block me and move on if it irks you.
— Ogbuefi Okafor?? (@MistaChika) December 27, 2019
Kiki Mordi has made another history… all homophobes have been triggered
Qtweeps biko none of those bigots worth your time. Let them keep spewing their nonitity.@kikimordi I love what you are doing, keep making us proud!
Always remind them that we exist and we
— Dave Cole (@tunddy) December 27, 2019
Lmao. Kiki Mordi's followers went from 50.9k to 50.7k after she made that tweet in support of same sex marriage, & I know she may lose more. Nigerians are terribly homophobic. What were they expecting? That cos she made that much needed documentary, her ideologies will change? ?
— Dimoyebusi nke Dikenafai (@nwadialamma) December 27, 2019