Friday, 1 March 2013

Komla Dumor at TEDxEuston 2013 - Telling the African Story

Known in some circles as 'The Boss Player’, Komla Dumor began his career as a traffic reporter in Ghana. Now he is a BBC World News, BBC World Service presenter and now anchors his own programme on the BBC called "Focus on Africa".  His hero is Kwame Nkrumah 'because of his courage; he lived and died for the Ghana and Africa that he believed in.' He can be said to be pursuing, in his own way, the same dream of an Africa that is completely free. His TEDxEuston 2012 talk challenges the conventional wisdom of having others speak for us. It challenges Africans to tell African stories, the way only Africans can.

Komla did something no one else has ever done on the TEDxEuston stage - you have to see it (or sing along) to believe! Watch his incredible talk HERE, and share widely!

Komla Dumor is one of the most recognised faces voices at the British Broadcasting Corporation. After a successful career in journalism in this native Ghana where he was named journalist of the year in 2003 for his investigations into public sector corruption, this former medical student joined the BBC in 2006 as the anchor of Network Africa. He is currently one of BBC's leading presenters with a range of responsibilities across all of the BBC's platforms - television radio and online. Komla presents the European morning programme on World News for the BBC's British and global audiences but his strongest contribution to the BBC has been his passionate and unparalleled coverage of Africa. Between 2009 and 2012 Komla was the anchor of the groundbreaking Africa Business Report on BBC World News. This program (a first for the BBC) took Komla to close to 20 African countries covering hundreds of thousands of miles interviewing the continents top entrepreneurs, politicians and policy makers. In addition to the European mornings Komla is the face and main anchor for the first BBC's programme dedicated daily African news and current affairs show; Focus on Africa

1 comment:

  1. Hey, I appreciate your writing. Your confidence and special ways of speaking using real African cultural communication skills and the inspiration you give will live forever with us. Thanks all. Best of luck.