In the days preceding his untimely demise, departed BBC Ghanaian Journalist, Komla Dumor, sent some close friends of his what has turned out a rather touching text message about how far he’s travelled.

In what can be said to be genuine effusions of a man whose career had seen an upward trajectory during his days at the British broadcaster, and how the gains came as a result of hard work, dedication, and disregard for what others held against him, it has in the last few hours after his demise, been a useful motivational note/piece for many.

We publish below, the text. Unedited.

“God has been v good to me.,last year I experienced a lot of illness BP nearly gave me a stroke but I trod on..waking up at 2am and heading to work..exhausted sometimes..aching in my body a soul..mentally and emotionally drained ..but I kept going ..I smiled for the camera..I volunteered for extra shifts ..

I showed respect to my colleagues from directors to the security guards..I took a lot of jealousy driven vicious insults and backstabbing from petty people without reply..I remain silent in my personal strife and misery..I kept smiling and pushing on to present better and to engage w my audience and increase my following.,long days and frustrating times..

“but I kept going..through the west gate mall coverage through the Mandela funeral..even when illness had me collapsing I my boss the head of television called me for a 1 minute meeting..he said Komla we have decided to make you the anchor presenter for our coverage of the World Cup in Brazil ..we shook hands and I left..I looked to the sky and said thank you Lord for reminding me that you are on my side ..the enemy will be scattered..Selah!Selah! Praise Him..tomorrow is another day.”

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