Remembering Komla Dumor: It’s an experience I never anticipated – Korshie


As the Dumor family prepares to mark a year of the demise of Africa’s iconic broadcaster Komla Dumor, his brother says they are yet to get over the pain.   

Dr. Korshie Dumor said on the Super Morning Show, Thursday, January 15, 2015 Komla’s death “is an experience that I never anticipated”. 

“It’s been difficult. Komla is one person who I could always turn to…he was very close to me. There are so many things that some of them I would probably have to carry to grave…

“It’s been difficult not having somebody who I can turn to at the moment…,” Dr. Dumor told Kojo Yankson, host of the programme.

The former host of the Super Morning Show on Joy FM died suddenly on January 18, 2014 in his London home, after presenting his “Focus on Africa” programme on the BBC the day before. He was 41.

Komla Dumor was widely regarded as a leading light of African journalism, determined to tell the true story of Africa. 

He was very passionate about telling the story of a continent that was rapidly changing and taking its rightful place in the world.

A memorial service will be held at the Holy Spirit Cathedral at Adabraka in Accra, on Saturday, January 17. It will be followed by an unveiling of his tomb later the same day.

“It’s approaching a year since Komla suddenly and unexpectedly left us [and] in our culture one year is obviously a big point of remembering and celebrating his life,” Korshie explained. Story by Ghana | Myjoyonline.com | Jerry Tsatro Mordy | [email protected]

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