|Birth Day:||October 3, 1972|
|Death Date:||18 January 2014(2014-01-18) (aged 41)
London, United Kingdom
|Birth Place:||Accra, Ghana|
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As per our current Database, Komla Dumor died on 18 January 2014(2014-01-18) (aged 41)
London, United Kingdom.
In 2001 Dumor married Kwansema Quansah, with whom he had three children.
Dumor started as the morning show host for Joy FM in Accra, Ghana. In 2003, he was awarded Journalist of the Year given by the Ghana Journalists Association.
In 2006 Dumor joined the BBC African Service in London as host of the radio programme Network Africa. From 2008 to 2012 he presented The World Today on the BBC World Service. In 2011 Dumor began presenting the World News and Africa Business Report on BBC World News and early mornings on BBC One and the BBC News Channel. When the latter was relaunched in 2013, fellow BBC correspondent Lerato Mbele was chosen as host.
In December 2013, he was named as one of the 100 most influential Africans of 2013 by New African magazine, with the citation: "It has been a coming of age for Kumla Dumor this year. The presenter of Focus on Africa, the BBC's flagship and first-ever dedicated daily TV news programme in English for African audiences, broadcast on BBC World News, has established himself as one of the emerging African faces of global broadcasting. As a lead presenter for BBC World, Dumor has considerable influence on how the continent is covered."
Dumor died on 18 January 2014 in his London home after a cardiac arrest, having been on air the day before. President of Ghana John Mahama said in a message on Twitter that Dumor was one of Ghana's "finest ambassadors" and "was a broadcaster of exceptional quality and Ghana's gift to the World."
On 3 February 2014 Komla Dumor's body was flown back to Ghana, where it was received at Kotoka International Airport by a group of family members, friends, government officials, sympathizers and members of the Aflao traditional council, who also performed some traditional rites, since Aflao was his hometown. Funeral ceremonies for Dumor were held from 21 to 23 February 2014 in Accra.
Currently, Komla Dumor is 50 years, 2 months and 3 days old. Komla Dumor will celebrate 51st birthday on a Tuesday 3rd of October 2023. Below we countdown to Komla Dumor upcoming birthday.
Herbert Mensah remembers Komla Dumor on his '46th birthday' today
Herbert Mensah, the President of Ghana Rugby, remembered Komla Dumor – a close friend of his – on what would have been his 46th birthday with this clip that was recorded in Accra after Komla’s tragic passing in 2014. Komla Afeke Dumor (3 October 1972 – 18 January 2014), was a Ghanaian journalist who worked
Street in Accra named after Komla Dumor - PAN AFRICAN VISIONS