John Dumelo is a Ghanaian actor, farmer, agribusinessman, and politician. On 1 April 2014, he emerged as the first Ghanaian to hit a million likes on Facebook.
He was born on 3 February 1984. His parents are Mr. John Dumelo who was a Civil Engineer and Mrs. Antoinette Dumelo a Customs Officer.
He attended Achimota School where he was part of the Drama Club and also won the Fliers Guy in Mo-TOWN prize. He studied Civil Engineering at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. He contested in Mr. University and won at KNUST.
Later, he enrolled in GIMPA’s School of Public Service and Governance where he has graduated successfully.
John Dumelo started acting in the early 90s in a 1991 movie called Baby Thief while he was attending Christ the King School and was paid 20 thousand cedis (currently 2 cedis) at age 7 years.
John Dumelo is married to Gifty Mawunya Nkornu. He held a grand wedding at Royal Senchi Resort in Akosombo. The couple’s first child was born on 16 October 2018. He is named John Dumelo Jnr. after his father.
Engagement in Politics
During the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Party’s Campaign In 2016, Dumelo was one of the most influential and outstanding celebrities who were seen campaigning for the NDC Government. Rumours have spread that, as an appreciation for his engagement and patriotism to the Party, he was called and appointed by the former president of Ghana H.E John Dramani Mahama, to serve his Party as a Director of Operations for a pro-NDC youth group for the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
John Dumelo on the 19th of July 2019, picked up a nomination form to contest in the NDC primaries as a parliamentary candidate. On August 24th, 2019, he won the NDC parliamentary primaries to represent the NDC in Ayawaso West Wougon Constituency in the 2020 General Elections.
He successfully launched his campaign manifesto for the 2020 Election on Sunday 18th October 2020 promising to commit half of his salary to youth development in the constituency if voted for. On December 7, 2020, John Dumelo lost the parliamentary elections to the New Patriotic Party (NPP) incumbent Lydia Alhassan for the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency.
John Dumelo Net Worth
John Dumelo’s net worth seems to be rising with speed. In 2019, he was estimated with a net worth of $650,000. As of late 2020, John Dumelo has a net worth of $1.3 million
John Dumelo Movies
He has acted in several films, including:
- A Northern Affair
- A Private Storm
- A Night with Her
- Black Men Rock
- Baby Thief
- Blind Lust
- Crime Suspect
- Hearts of men
- Holy Secret
- Hunted House
- My Fantasy
- Single Six
- Secret Shadows
- The Game
- The Prince Bride
- Ties that Bind
- To Love a Prince