Today 18th January 2022 will mark the 8 year anniversary since one of Ghana’s decorated Journalists, Komla Dumor passed away.

The late Komla Dumor was the Ghanaian host of BBC’s Focus on Africa and former host of Joy FM’s morning show. At the time of his death, Dumor was the only West African newsreader on BBC World News.

News of the demise of the outstanding international journalist rocked the nation that fateful Saturday as he was one of Ghana’s astute media persons.
Almost instantly, tributes started pouring in from dignitaries and prominent figures across the globe. His big soothing voice was a delight to listen to whenever anyone chances upon him on TV.

Before his demise at his home in London, he was on air the previous day.
On February 3, 2014, Komla’s body was flown back to Ghana, where it was received at Kotoka International Airport by family members, friends, government officials, sympathizers.
Present that day were members of the Aflao Traditional Council, who performed some traditional rites since Aflao was his hometown.

Funeral ceremonies for Dumor were held in Accra from 21 to 23 February 2014.
Then-President John Mahama tweeted that Dumor was one of Ghana’s “finest ambassadors” describing him as “a broadcaster of exceptional quality and Ghana’s gift to the World.”

Ghana indeed lost a hero but he is not and will never be forgotten.