Komla Dumor adieu

BY: Graphic Showbiz / Ghana

Popular Ghanaian journalist, Komla Dumor is reported dead in London last Saturday morning at the age of 41 after suffering from a cardiac arrest.

Until his death, Komla Dumor worked as a broadcast journalist with the BBC World Service Radio/ BBC World Television and a presenter of BBC  Africa.  Komla Dumor was the only West African news reader on BBC World News.

Komla Dumor aka The Boss Player was born on October 3, 1972 in Accra, Ghana. His grandfather was Phillip Gbeho, composer of the Ghanaian national anthem.  From June 2012 till date, Komla was the main presenter of the BBC World News programme, Focus on Africa.

Komla joined the BBC African Service in 2006 as host of the radio programme Network Africa. From 2008 to 2012, he presented The World Today on the BBC World Service. In 2011, he began presenting the World News and Africa Business Report on BBC World News television.

Prior to joining the BBC, he worked for Joy FM in Accra and was the winner of Journalist of the Year award given by the  Ghana Journalists Association in 2003.

Initially, Dumor studied medicine but he changed course and graduated from the University of Ghana, Legon with a BSc in Sociology and Psychology and later from  Harvard University with an MA in Public Administration.

He was married to Kwansema  with whom he had three children.