BBC Africa Eye, released a documentary that looked at the ever popular but unfavorable sex for grades phenomenon in schools.
The investigation, which took over nine months to complete, focused at two major universities in West Africa; University of Ghana, and the University of Lagos.
After the release of the documentary, many people took to social media to express their disgust at the conduct of these lecturers. Others also used the opportunity to tell their own sex for grades story.
Actress and movie producer Yvonne Nelson, also took to social media to share her views on the trending issue, but this tweet didn’t go down with a lot of people.
According to Yvonne Nelson, people have stopped covering up; they keep showing their bodies freely on social media and wondered when that will change.
She tweeted: “Sex for grades! Sex for jobs! Sex for everything in our part of the world! Your brains don’t matter here. It’s the covered parts they want, oh wait, these parts arent covered anymore… it’s free on social media. Will it ever change?”
Whiles some of her fans agreed with her, others accused her of victim-shaming those that were preyed on by the lecturers, and asked her to use her platform to encourage the victims instead ‘doing respectability politics’
@Biliquis_X said “This is so embarrassing because you had bikini pictures on your IG and a child out of wedlock which are things these men will use to shame you even though it’s nothing to be ashamed about but you’re here doing respectability politics like it will protect you” and ended with ‘clown’ emojis.
Here are some of the tweets below:
Yvonne Nelson is that you? You cover your body on social Media too? You doing the exact same thing but blaming others. Smh pic.twitter.com/Oyltmhzu8A
— Evans Ne-Yo🇬🇭 (@Evans_NeYo) October 8, 2019
You didn’t have to say anything. We would have assumed you had sense.
— Tobiloba Ajayi (@Tobylyn_) October 8, 2019
What point are you trying to make? It started like you had a direction but you ran into a tree.
— Coochie flip flops (@babybear___) October 8, 2019
Even in the movie industry is there #sexformovieroles..And you the celebrities are also a contributory factor you make it look easy out there when it’s not so they do everything to keep up with your unnecessary pressure they end trading sex for everything
— Percy Mane🇬🇭 (@PercyMane3) October 8, 2019
Dear Yvonne you should have started this conversation earlier or later. 👎👎👎
— Nkem4eva (@nwaegbe_nkem) October 8, 2019
I doubt it will ever change cos most of we the youth are desperate to do anything for the money and fame anything at all to get to the top. Oh Oluwa have mercy🙏 The nation will only grow if the youth get change of mind📷
— bryt neymar (@BAnnetey) October 8, 2019