The BBC has begun the search for the next worthy winner of the Komla Dumor award.
The search was launched with an online event on 26 January 2022, featuring an exclusive interview with Komla Dumor’s family.
The award will search for the future star of African journalism, and it is the seventh edition. Victoria Rubadiri, a former winner of the award conducted the interview.
She spoke to Kwansema Dumor, the widow of Komla Dumor, and two of their children.
For Victoria, it was her first, and the first time an award recipient has had the opportunity to learn about the family in this way.
Kwansema expressed how proud she feels of her late husband’s impact at the BBC, and also further thanked the BBC for keeping Komla Dumor’s memory alive through the prize.
Launched in 2015, the prize honours the memory of the distinguished Ghanaian broadcaster Komla Dumor.
Komla presented on BBC Africa and BBC World News. He was known for championing robust, dynamic journalism and his commitment to reporting African stories comprehensively and authentically.
Previous winners of the Komla Dumor Award include:
Nancy Kacungira (2015)
Didi Akinyelure (2016)
Amina Yuguda (2017)
Waihiga Mwaura (2018)
Solomon Serwanjja (2019)
Victoria Rubadiri (2020)
Hopefully, a Ghanaian picks it in 2022.