Ghana’s consummate journalist who worked for the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Komla Dumor until his demise in January 2014 would have been 47 years today.
Born on 3rd October, 1972, Mr Dumor became a household name in Ghana and a global change-making journalist for his inspirational journalism.
Having excelled with Ghana’s Joy FM a subsidiary of the Multimedia Group Limited as the Super Morning show host, he went to the BBC and led a perception changing practice with the global media house.
A statement from the Komla Afeke Dumor Memorial Foundation and his father Professor Dumor celebrating him on this day reads;
“Komla you would have been 47 years today and you would have been towering over me and yet showing respect and love to Daddy.
As usual, we would have been spending the time and the entire day talking about the restoration of the soul of our continent Africa and our beloved Country Ghana. We would have been talking about the African/Ghanaian soul that was near destruction by slavery and colonialism. We would have been talking about the great African leaders who became rebels for the sake of freedom.
We would have been talking about the possibilities of a new psychic movement necessary for this restoration. We would have been talking about the new African Renaissance. Yes indeed, we would have been talking about the optimism for the future. We would have been talking about how the continent and our country Ghana would rise up above the history that was written century after century-An Ill-conceived enterprise to keep Africans and Africans in the Diaspora and people of color as hewers of wood and drawers of water.
Komla, you chose to walk in the footsteps of the emerging new African Renaissance and you made me accept that upon the ashes of our dead souls, we can rise to become higher beings.
The story is endless, the memories remain evergreen. And when it rains and I see the raindrops over you and your mother, Cecilia, I feel that God is giving all of us a new life. I miss you sorely. Rest in Peace.
Happy Birthday Komla
By: Professor Ernest K. Dumor”