The BBC’s ‘S*x for Grades’ documentary which took the country by storm this week was a rare investigative piece in Ghana without the input of ace investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas.
The documentary was produced by BBC’s Africa Eye, a team which collaborated with Anas on ‘Number 12’ but which worked this time without him.
We’re sure more than a few Ghanaians have wondered why Anas was not part of the documentary and Kwaku Baako, Anas’ boss, has revealed why.
Speaking on Newsfile earlier today (Saturday), Baako said the BBC approached Anas to be part of the documentary but he declined.
“There is no Anas in there because it wasn’t as if an opportunity did not exist for an Anas to be in there, but Anas declined to be part of this particular project. [This is] because he is doing so many other things and I did not want an Anas to be in there,” Baako revealed.
He added that in many ways the BBC are actually more equipped for these investigative pieces than they (Tiger Eye) are.
“BBC are capable…in fact when it comes to infrastructural, logistical and all those things they have more than Tiger Eye, especially BBC Africa Eye…there is a close relationship between Tiger Eye and BBC Africa Eye though.” Baako added.
The documentary, despite not having Anas’ in it, exposed rot at the Universities of Ghana and Lagos, where lecturers pressure female students for s*x in exchange for grades.