Ace media journalist Tommy Annan Forson has showered praises on the late Komla Dumor, 3 years after his demise. The renowned media personality who actually trained Komla Dumor during his time at Joy FM recounted his days with Nana Kwadwo Jantuah on the Teknokrat and how he prophesized to Komla to break barriers of Ghanaian broadcast journalism with his submissive qualities.
“Komla asserted his authority with practically every subject that was put on air; and had command over the English Language and people in high places he ever interviewed during the Super Morning Show at Joy FM”, Tommy Annan Forson remarked.
Tommy Annan Forson who beliefs the commitment, dedication and passion legacy of the late Komla Dumor is still alive but emphasized he was doubtful if anyone could fill his shoes as a broadcast journalist. The tone of Komla’s voice on air commandeered respect with all people whom he came in contact with.
The ace media journalist who thinks Komla’s unique style when hosting Focus on Africa on the BBC might have resulted in pressure on his health and prolonged hours of work at the BBC. He further hinted on the need for journalists to rest after a broadcast to minimize the pressure on the body, results of a research conducted. Despite the availability of pressure on Komla, he soared to greatness for his sense of humor and excellent human relations working with a world service.
Responding to the Nana Kwadwo Jantuah, on if journalists should be worried and how journalists should be motivated in the career, Tommy Annan reiterated,
“Life is a risk and how everyone respond to pressures and life is different … risk taking is an attitude that should be cultivated… we should be mindful of minute things we do and making sure regular health check-are conducted”.
Tommy Annan Forson expressed dismay on how the lack of training for journalists of media houses and beliefs the industry will go further down if they don’t invest in training.
“The dynamism of radio has changed dramatically but for the better or for the worst, for me, the worst” he lamented.
The veteran media personality debunked the idea of how social media broadcasting should be made to replace the traditional method of broadcasting. He advised the public to have fore-knowledge and blend the old and new methods and polish round to make society accept whatever is being put across.
Source: Horlortu Elorm Edgar/Focus FM (KNUST)