Today in History Celebrating Komla Dumor, the iconic Ghanaian journalist in Africa

Celebrating Komla Dumor, the iconic Ghanaian journalist in Africa

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Today marks the sixth anniversary of the death of Komla Dumor, the famous and Iconic Ghanaian journalist who worked for BBC World News. He died on 18 January, 2014.

Celebrating Komla Dumor, the iconic Ghanaian journalist in Africa
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Death

Komla Dumor, one of Ghana’s best-known journalists died of  cardiac arrest suddenly in

London at age 41 where he was working for the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).

 

Background & Early Life

He was born on 3 October 1972 to a family of academics.

Komla’s  father, Ernest Dumor is a retired professor of sociology. Also the mother, Cecilia, who died in 2008,  had a master’s degree in Mass Communication.

His grandfather was Philip Gbeho, composer of the music of Ghanaian national anthem.

Equally, komla’s brother, Korshie, is a medical doctor based in the USA and the sister,

Mawuena, is a geologist who is now the head of the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre, additionally the widow, Kwansema Quansah, is a lawyer.

He attended St Thomas Secondary School in Kano State, Nigeria, and then qualified to

study medicine in the late 1980s at the University of Jos in Plateau State. However,

Komla returned to Ghana where he enrolled at the University of Ghana for a degree course in sociology and psychology.

Thereupon, He continued his education at Harvard University where he earned a master’s degree in public policy.

Celebrating Komla Dumor, the iconic Ghanaian journalist in Africa
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Broadcast career

Komla Dumor however started as the morning show host for Joy FM in Accra, Ghana,

and was eventually the 2003 winner of Journalist of the Year award given by the Ghana Journalists Association.

Further in London, the BBC initially recruited him in 2006 as a radio broadcaster in the

African Service where he excelled beyond expectations, hosting the famous Network Africa programme.

In 2008 to 2012, Komla Dumor moved to television, to present The World Today, and Africa Business Report on BBC World.

In December 2013, as a result, he was named as one of the 100 most influential Africans of 2013

by New African magazine, with the citation: “It has been a coming of age for Komla Dumor this year.

Nuclear Family

on balance, Komla Afeke Dumor left behind three children: Elinam Makafui, Emefa Araba and Elorm Efadzinam. He married Kwansema Quansah, a lawyer, in 2001.

Celebrating Komla Dumor, the iconic Ghanaian journalist in Africa
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