John Dumelo’s biography, fact, career, awards, net worth and life story

Intro Ghanaian actor and fashion designer
Is Fashion designer
From Ghana
Type Fashion
Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 3 February 1984
Age 36 years
Star sign Aquarius
Achimota School
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

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

Personal life

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

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. [1]


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 Best actor in a Lead role Queen Latifa Nominated
2013 Ghana Movie Awards Best Actor in a lead role A Northern Affair Won
2017 2017 Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ougadougou (FESPACO) Best Actor West Africa A Northern Affair Won

Business ventures

Aside being an actor of international recognition, John Dumelo is an entrepreneur.He launched his clothing line (J.Melo) in 2012. The Actor is also known to be involved in both Crop and Animal farming.

Engagement in politics

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).

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.


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