John Dumelo Biography, True Life Story, Personal Records, How He Started And How He Rose To Fame

John Dumelo is a famous Ghanaian actor, producer, model, politician and a television personality. He is the last boy in a family of three children. He was born on 3rd February, 1984 in Accra, Ghana. He is currently 39 years old. He has distinguished himself from others as one of the most prolific actors in Ghana. He is very handsome, gifted skillful, creative and talented in acting and interpretation of movie roles. He knows how to interpret his roles very well and can fit very well in any character given to him by movie directors and producers. He is popularly known for featuring in romantic movies.

John Dumelo completed his primary school education at Christ the King International School in Accra, Ghana and obtained his First School Leaving Certificate. After completing her primary school education, John Dumelo had his secondary school education at Achimota Secondary School in Accra, Ghana and obtained his West Africa Senior School Certificate. After completing his secondary school education, John Dumelo studied at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology where he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering.

He started acting in the early 1990s and in 1991 he featured in movie titled “Baby Thief” while he was still attending Christ the King School and was paid 2 Ghana Cedis at the age 7 years. John Dumelo is married to Gifty Mawunya Nkornu. He held a grand wedding ceremony 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.

John Dumelo joined the Ghana movie industry popularly known as Ghallywood professionally in 2005 and has since featured in several television series such as Sun City and About To Wed. In 2008 he rose to fame after starring in the Ghanaian blockbuster movie “The King is Mine” alongside with Jackie Appiah and Nadia Buari, where he played the role of a King.

Since then, he has acted in over 180 movies both in Ghana and in Nigeria starring alongside with some of the biggest stars in the industry such as Ramsey Noah, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, Genevieve Nnaji, Jim Iyke, Jackie Appiah, Van Vicker, Majid Michel, Yvonne Nelson and other top Nollywood celebrities.

In 2009, John Dumelo won Joy FM’s Best Ghanaian Actor award and in 2010, he was nominated for Africa’s Most Promising Actor by Africa Movie Academy Awards. In 2011, John Dumelo won Africa’s Most Outstanding Actor at the Afro Australian Movies and Music Awards in Australia. In 2012, he won the Best African Actor Award at the African Entertainment Awards in Malaysia.

He recently starred in an international movie alongside with Hollywood star Kimberly Ellis in Ghana. In spite of his popularity he is humble and modest. Even as an Engineering student, John Dumelo was actively involved in drama and performing arts and has appeared in several stage play in Ghana. He is currently married with a child.

In 2013, he was nominated for Most Promising Actor and Best Supporting Actor in at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards. On 1st April 2014, he became the first Ghanaian celebrity to hit a million likes on Facebook. John Dumelo is one of the most popular actors in Ghana. He is very handsome, tall, dark and cute. He has been described as one of the most accomplished actors in Ghana and also one of the most handsome actors in Ghana. Aside from acting, John Dumelo is also a model and has featured in several TV commercial and fashion magazines.

John Dumelo currently has an estimated net worth of over $2 million, making him one of the richest and most influential actors in Ghana. Aside from acting, he is also an investor and has several real estate investments. He is also a politician. John Dumelo after making a name in the Ghana movie industry (Ghallywood) was openly welcomed into the Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood. He has acted in over 80 Nollywood movies with Nollywood celebrities like Desmond Elliot, Ramsey Noah, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, Genevieve Nnaji, Mercy Johnson, amongst others.

Some of the movies he has acted include 4Play, A Private Storm, A Night with Her, After the Wedding, Black Men Rock, Blackmoney, Beautiful Ruins, Blind Lust, Chelsea, Suncity, Crime Suspect, Double Cross , End of Mirror of Life, End of Brides War, End of the Maidens, Final Innocent Sin, Ghetto Queen, Gold Not Silver, heart of Men and many more. In January 2023, he was honored by the University of Ghana for his philanthropic gestures to their students. Aside being an actor of international recognition, John Dumelo is also an entrepreneur. In 2012, he launched his clothing line (J.Melo). He is also known to be involved in both Crop and Animal farming.

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