The father of the late ace broadcaster, Komla Dumor, has revealed he will soon publish a book about his son.
Professor Ernest Dumor, a retired academic and public servant, also indicated that aside from the book he has authored, he is currently working on a post-doctoral thesis on his son.
“I’m doing a post-doctoral thesis and the post-doctoral thesis happens to be on Komla. I’ve written a book on him but it’s not yet ready for publication,” Prof. Dumor told the host of The Lounge, Kwaku-Sakyi-Addo, Friday.
The late BBC presenter died in 2014 in London after a short illness. For 10 years, Komla hosted Accra-based Joy FM’s Super Morning Show. In 2006, he proceeded to the BBC where he hosted a number of programmes including the BBC World News, Focus on Africa, Network Africa.
Until his death, Komla was the only West African news reader on the BBC World news. He was described by many as an exceptional journalist who made extraordinary impact. The BBC launched an award in his honour. The award is given to outstanding individuals living and working in Africa who combine strong journalism skills and exceptional talent in telling African stories, with the ambition and potential of becoming a star of the future.
Narrating how he dealt with the death of his son, Prof. Dumor said: “Many people tell me that I was so calm that they couldn’t really come to terms with how I was handling the situation. I had bottled everything in. I stayed very calm. It was well after the event that the explosion came but the good thing is that the funeral was helpful. Funerals do help a lot.”
The Lounge with Kwaku Sakyi-Addo airs live on Starr FM every Friday from 7pm to 8pm and on GHOne TV on Sundays from 8pm to 9pm.