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Komla Dumor

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Birth Name: Komla Dumor
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Birth Country: South Africa
Birth Sign: libra
Age: 45 Years
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A South African broadcaster, best known for working for BBC World news as the main presenter of its program "Focus on Africa", Komla Dumor was born on 3 October 1972, to the parents Ernest Dumor and Cecelia Dumor, in Accra, Ghana located in South Africa. His father, Ernest Dumor, was a professor of sociology and his mother, Cecelia Dumor, had a master's degree in Mass Communication. Komla was always interested in being a broadcaster since his childhood.

Komla initially studied pre-clinical medicine at the University of Jos, Nigeria. He left for his home country where he started studying medicine at the University of Ghana but later graduated with a BSc. in Sociology and Psychology. He has also completed his Master's degree in Public Administration from Harvard University.

Komla started his career as a host of Joy FM in Accra, Ghana and was the winner of journalist of the year award in 2003. Then Dumor joined the BBC African Service as a host of radio program "Network Africa" in London in 2006. Komla has also presented “The World Today” on the BBC World Service from 2008 to 2012. 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.

Komla got married to Kwansema Quansah in 2001, with whom he has three children together. Unfortunately, Komla died on 18 January 2014 in his home in London. Komla is earning a lot of salary from his broadcast career which shows that his net worth is about $50 million per year till 2014.

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Born in Accra, Ghana, South Africa

1972 3rd of October

Kolma Dumor, a late South African broadcaster and news presenter, best known for working for BBC World News as the main presenter, was born on 3 October 1972, to his parents Ernest Dumor and Cecelia Dumor, in Accra, Ghana, South Africa.

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Graduated from The University of Jos

1987

The family moved to Nigeria in 1983, where he completed his primary schooling from St. Thomas Secondary School and then he went to the University of Jos to study pre-clinical medicine. He had got his graduation from there in 1987.

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Married to Kwansema Quansah

2001

Komla Dumor had got married to his wife Kwansema Quansah, a lawyer in 2001. The couple had two daughters named Elinam Makafui and Emefa Araba, and had a son named Elorm Efadzinam. They were living a happy married life before the death of Komla.

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Got Master's degree from The Harvard University

2003

Komla returned to Ghana and enrolled at the University of Ghana. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in sociology and psychology. Komla finally completed his Master’s degree in public administration from Harvard University in 2003.

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Appeared in Super Morning Show

2003

After completing a Master’s program from Harvard University in 2003, he was offered a position in the Africa Leadership Program at Brown University, which he declined and returned to Ghana to host his ‘Super Morning Show’.

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Joined "The World Today"

2008

BBC African service officially hired Komla in London as a host of their radio show, ‘Network Africa’. After that, In 2008, Komla joined ‘The World Today’, a flagship programme on BBC World Service, as one of its presenters there he worked till 2012.

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Host of "Focus on Africa"

2012

He became the face and voice of rising Africans when he started hosting ‘Focus on Africa’, the first weekday English news programme for Africans launched on BBC World News TV, in 2012. By this work, Komla came into the spotlight to the audience.

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Died after a Cardiac arrest

2014 18th of January

Komla suffered a cardiac arrest and died on January 18, 2014, at the age of 41, in London.His body was flown to Ghana in February 2014, where a funeral ceremony was held at Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Cathedral, Accra, after which he was buried in the forecourt of State House.

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Komla Dumor's Networth

2014

Before the death, Komla was earning a lot of salary from his broadcast career such that his net worth was estimated to be about $50 million in the year 2014. He was earning this much money only because of his talent and hard work towards his career.

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