Herbert Mensah: Komla Dumor Had Too Much Pressure On Him At The BBC

Herbert Mensah, a very close friend of late BBC broadcaster Komla Afeke Dumor , says Komla had too much pressure on him at the BBC.

“He had so much pressure on him as a public, global figure; and a lot of the pressure is pressure that is put on him because of his job, the pressure that’s put on him as an African hitting the heights that he was hitting within the BBC, the pressure he’s put on himself to survive, to achieve, to deliver; the pressure he’s put on himself as having come out of Ghana, having succeeded and now being a global being and he was just preparing for this great thing at the world cup”, the former Kotoko Chief Executive said Saturday.

The ace BBC broadcaster died at his home in London on Saturday. He suffered a heart attack.

Komla was recently nominated by the BBC as the face of the British broadcasting giant for the 2014 World Cup.


Herbert Mensah told Joy FM that he was discussing Komla’s nomination just before his death.

“…Just yesterday we were talking about it when my wife told me because my wife was in the house…where they live…she was there as a Doctor pronounced it… When she called me back I said ‘it’s a joke, it’s not true, put him on the line’ and she burst out crying and she said ‘no he’s gone’.