General News of 2014-02-22

My 'big brother' Komla was my idol - Korshie Dumor

Dr. Korshie Dumor says Africa has lost a giant following the death of his elder brother, and a star presenter at the BBC, Komla.

Reading a tribute at the funeral service for his late brother at the forecourt of the State House, Saturday, Korshie described Komla as one who, "had a spirit that was much older" than his age.

He said Komla understood the responsibility of being an elder brother whom he "idolised" and represented "what I could become" while growing up.

"I idolised my big brother...you were the perfect model," Dr. Korshie Dumor said.

He said despite all the popularity his late brother enjoyed, the former Joy FM presenter "never trumpeted" his achievements but remained well grounded in his beliefs and respect for humanity.

"As your star rose, you remained true to yourself...you treated everyone the same," Korshie said somberly.