Nigerian journalist Ruona Meyer Receives Emmy Nomination for Documentary ‘Sweet Sweet Codeine’

Ruona Meyer, an award-winning NIgerian investigative journalist, has received an Emmy nomination for her documentary, Sweet Sweet Codeine.

Ruona J, Meyer went undercover to investigate the people behind Nigeria’s cough syrup crisis and the documentary has broken several records since BBC Nigeria released it a year ago.

The document has won and been nominated for many awards. Most recently, it was nominated for an International Emmy in the ‘News and Current Affairs’ Category

The documentary exposed the horrors of the opioid crisis that Nigeria is facing, as well as the corrupt forces behind it.

Reacting to the 2019 Emmy nod, Ruona Meyer tweeted: “Guys, I am still taking it all in but…here goes: Sweet Sweet Codeine has just got an #emmys2019 NOMINATION for News and Current Affairs, the FIRST for the BBC World Service and #Nigeria!  CONGRATULATIONS, Team Africa Eye!”