Today In History: Ghanaian Journalist Komla Afeke Dumor Passed Away

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Komla Dumor

Today in history exactly seven years ago today, chilling news swept through the country on the sudden and shocking death of celebrated Ghanaian journalist, Komla Dumor, in London.

He was reported to have died from a cardiac arrest.

The 41-year-old broadcast journalist, who, until his death, worked at the BBC, and was a fast-rising host of shows including the BBC World Service, Network Africa and BBC’s Focus on Africa, won the heart of many with his unique voice and African-inspired stories.

Komla Dumor was a giant in radio broadcasting in Ghana and a one-time Journalist of the Year while working at Joy FM in Accra.

He was the grandson of the composer of the Ghana national anthem and was married to Kwansema with whom they had three children.

After his demise, the BBC launched the Komla Dumor Award; The Komla Dumor Award is a journalism award launched by the BBC in 2015 in honour of the legacy of Ghanaian journalist Komla Dumor who worked for BBC World News and was the main presenter of its programme Focus on Africa.

Source: Kuulpeeps

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