John Dumelo

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John Dumelo
Born (1984-02-03) 3 February 1984 (age 36)
Alma materAchimota School, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
OccupationActor, Farmer
Years active1991–present
Home townHohoe, Volta region
Spouse(s)Gifty Mawunya Nkornu
ChildrenJohn Dumelo Jnr
  • Mr. John Dumelo (father)
  • Mrs. Antoinette Dumelo (mother)

John Dumelo (born February 3, 1984) is a Ghanaian actor, farmer and politician.[1][2][3] On April 1st 2014, he emerged as the first Ghanaian citizen to hit a million likes on Facebook.[4][5][6][7]

Personal life[edit]

Dumelo had his basic education at Christ the King School in Accra. He attended Achimota School and further studied Civil Engineering[8] at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.[9] and later enrolled in GIMPA's School of Public Service and Governance.[10] He started acting in the early 1990s in a 1991 movie called Baby Thief.[11]

John Dumelo is married to Gifty Mawunya Nkornu.[12] He held a grand wedding at Royal Senchi Resort in Akosombo. [13]The couple's first child was born on 16 October 2018.[14][15] He is named John Dumelo Jnr. after his father. [1]


He has acted in several films, including:[16]


Year Award Category Film Result
2010 Best of Nollywood Awards Best Actor in a Leading Role The Maidens Nominated
Africa Movie Academy Awards Most Promising Actor Heart of Men Nominated
2011 Afro Australian Movies and Music Awards African Most outstanding Actor Won
Africa Movie Academy Awards Best Actor in a supporting role A Private Storm Nominated
2012 Ghana Movie Awards [26] Best actor in a Lead role Queen Latifa Nominated
2013 Ghana Movie Awards[27] Best Actor in a lead role A Northern Affair Won
2017 2017 Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ougadougou (FESPACO)[28] Best Actor West Africa A Northern Affair Won

Business ventures[edit]

Aside being an actor of international recognition, John Dumelo is an entrepreneur.[29]He launched his clothing line (J.Melo) in 2012. [30][31] The Actor is also known to be involved in both Crop and Animal farming.[32][33][34][35][36]

Engagement in politics[edit]

During the National Democratic Congress (Ghana) 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 pro-NDC youth group for the National Democratic Congress (NDC).[37][38][39][40]

John Dumelo on the 19th of July 2019, picked up a nomination form to contest in the NDC primaries as a parliamentary candidate .[41] On August 24th 2019, he won the NDC parliamentary primaries to represent the NDC in Ayawaso West Wougon Constituency in the 2020 general elections.[42][43][44][45]


  1. ^ "Meet the sleek gentleman in the movie industry". 19 October 2015. Retrieved 25 October 2015.
  2. ^ "Ghanaian Movie Star John Dumelo washes Cars for Charity in Accra!". 18 October 2013. Retrieved 24 April 2014.
  3. ^ "John Dumelo donates School supplies to underprivileged children in Cameroon". 7 October 2013. Retrieved 24 April 2014.
  4. ^ "John Dumelo becomes first Ghanaian celebrity to hit 1 million likes". Retrieved 23 April 2014.
  5. ^ "John Dumelo first Ghanaian actor to hit 1million likes on facebook". Archived from the original on 24 April 2014. Retrieved 23 April 2014.
  6. ^ "John Dumelo hits 1 million facebook likes". Retrieved 23 April 2014.
  7. ^ "John Dumelo Facebook account". Retrieved 24 April 2014.
  8. ^ Online, Peace FM. "John Dumelo Enrols At GIMPA". Retrieved 2020-02-01.
  9. ^ "John Dumelo visits HCC". Heritage Christian College. 2017-10-28. Retrieved 2019-08-27.
  10. ^ Online, Peace FM. "John Dumelo Enrols At GIMPA". Retrieved 2020-02-01.
  11. ^ "Jon Dumelo in 1991 film 'Baby thief -". Retrieved 2020-02-01.
  12. ^ "Videos/Photos: Mahama, Yvonne Nelson, Ramsey Nouah, others at John Dumelo's marriage ceremony". Retrieved 4 October 2018.
  13. ^ "Photos/Video: Glitz and glamour at John Dumelo's white wedding". Retrieved 2020-02-01.
  14. ^ "John Dumelo, wife welcome first child". Retrieved 2020-02-01.
  15. ^ "John Dumelo finally shows face of his son and Ghanaians are talking". Retrieved 2020-02-01.
  16. ^ "John Dumelo films on iROKOtv". Retrieved 24 April 2014.
  17. ^ Blackmoney ®, retrieved 2018-12-02
  18. ^ End of Mirror of Life, retrieved 2018-12-02
  19. ^ Ghetto Queen, retrieved 2018-12-02
  20. ^ Amanfo, Pascal (2013-10-29), Letters To My Mother, Executive Image Movies and Iroko Tv, retrieved 2018-12-02
  21. ^ One Night in Vegas, retrieved 2018-12-02
  22. ^ Of Sentimental Value, retrieved 2018-12-02
  23. ^ Secret Shadows, retrieved 2018-12-02
  24. ^ "Tales Of Nazir – The Movie" Animated film starring John Dumelo, Stonebwoy et al to premiere Jan. 2". David Mawuli. Retrieved 2 February 2016.
  25. ^ Ties That Bind, retrieved 2018-12-02
  26. ^ "2012 Ghana Movie Awards". Retrieved 24 April 2014.
  27. ^ "2013 Ghana Movie Awards". Retrieved 24 April 2014.
  28. ^ "BlogJohn Dumelo Won An Award In Burkina Faso – And Brought The House Down With His French Speaking Skills (WATCH VIDEO)". Retrieved 10 April 2018.
  29. ^ "Video: John Dumelo plays 'spa with the boys'". Retrieved 2020-02-01.
  30. ^ Adu, Dennis (2018-08-03). "PHOTO: John Dumelo goes into the clothing industry". Retrieved 2019-08-27.
  31. ^ Ben. "Ghanaian Actor John Dumelo Launches A Clothing Line – Jmelo Clothing: | 100% African Fashion". Retrieved 2019-08-27.
  32. ^
  33. ^ Online, Peace FM. "Farming Should Be Africa's Focus – John Dumelo". Retrieved 2019-08-27.
  34. ^ Adu, Dennis (2019-12-06). "Farmers' Day: Dumelo shows off snail farm; reveals truth about farming". Retrieved 2020-02-01.
  35. ^ Online, Peace FM. "My Farm Will Feed Thousands Of Ghanaians — Says John Dumelo". Retrieved 2019-08-27.
  36. ^ "VIDEO: I want to be bigger than Darko Farms - John Dumelo". Graphic Online. Retrieved 2020-02-01.
  37. ^ "John Dumelo Fans Cries Out" after being appointed as Director of NDC political youth group leader by the president of Ghana". Retrieved 13 July 2018.
  38. ^ "John Dumelo Appointed Agenda for Mahama'Operations Director". Retrieved 13 July 2018.
  39. ^ "Joining NDC has not affected my career – John Dumelo". Retrieved 13 July 2018.
  40. ^ "John Dumelo appointed Operations Director for 'Agenda for Mahama'". 2016-07-05. Retrieved 2020-02-01.
  41. ^ Online, Peace FM. "John Dumelo Starts His Campaign For Parliament". Retrieved 2019-07-20.
  42. ^ "Videos/Photos: John Dumelo wins NDC Primaries with 758 votes". Retrieved 2019-08-27.
  43. ^ Abedu-Kennedy, Dorcas (2019-08-24). "Dumelo wins Ayawaso West Wuogon primary". Retrieved 2019-08-27.
  44. ^ Otoo, Lilipearl Baaba. "John Dumelo wins NDC Primaries with 758 votes | Business & Financial Times Online". Retrieved 2019-08-27.
  45. ^ Online, Peace FM. "John Dumelo Wins Ayawaso West Wuogon NDC Primaries". Retrieved 2020-02-01.

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