To Komla Dumor A Tribute

Sat, 8 Feb 2014 Source: Sakyi, Kwesi Atta

By Kwesi Atta Sakyi

20th January 2014

When the story is told

Behold, of young Africans bold

Komla Dumor’s own will hold

Among veterans and the old

Among radio and TV geniuses

Komla was the quintessential genial giant

A genre genie export from Joy FM Ghana local

To BBC Radio and TV global

Komla was an expose of face of Africa

Behold, epitome of the good things African

Behold, the vibrant vibes of booming voice

From Kigali to Mali and Kinshasa

From Lagos to Luanda , Nairobi and Cape Town,

Komla was everywhere in a flurry of hurry

To spread the word in town in Africa

‘BBC Africa Radio and TV is in town, come tell your story to the world’

He covered the globe from pole to pole

In gargantuan Superman strides

Komla reported live with power, panache and passion

His suave suits latest in fashion

Komla knew neither failure nor fatigue

He was on top of his league

Komla demonstrated utmost religiosity in journalistic devotion

He was consumed by journalist fervour,

In his giant persona presence,

Every journalistic challenge, a Lilliputian

Copyright © 2014 Kwesi Atta Sakyi

Columnist: Sakyi, Kwesi Atta