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John Dumelo: Ghanaian Actor and Politician

aisha Published On Sun Jul 05 2020   Modified On Sun Jul 05 2020
John Dumelo: Ghanaian Actor and Politician

John Dumelo is an actor, farmer, and politician well recognized by his works in Black Money as David Ade, The Past Came Calling as Katchi, P over D as Kevin, and Double-Cross as Danny Frimpong.

Dumelo was born on February 3, 1984, in Ghana and has a star sign of Aquarius. Keep swiping down to known more interesting facts about Dumelo:

Net Worth: $4 million

'One Night in Vegas' Actor John Dumelo has earned a whopping net worth of $4 million from his varied career as an actor, farmer, and politician. He also has accumulated his wealth through being an entrepreneur and by launching his clothing line.

Education & Alma Mater

Dumelo first attended Christ the King School in Accra for his primary education then at Achimota School for his secondary education. He then got enrolled at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology where he studied Civil Engineering. Later he joined in GIMPA's School of Public Service and Governance.

Wife: Gifty Mawunya Nkornu

The 'Double-Cross' actor knew each other through their close friend and were friends before dating. Later, the pair were into a relationship and had a child together before tying their knot. Their marriage was held at Royal Senchi Resort in Akosombo where they had a white wedding theme. 

John Dumelo with his wife Gifty Mawunya Nkornu
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Blessed With A Son 

Dumelo and Nkornu's child was born on October 16, 2018, and is named John Dumelo Jnr after his father. As of now the pair are parenting their child together and are doing great work in it. 

However, they are tending to keep his personal life private as he is a child and doesn't want any kind of media around him.

John Dumelo with his son John Dumelo Jnr.
John Dumelo with his son John Dumelo Jnr.
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Started His Career From Small Roles

Lucas Morison from 'Ties That Bind' actor was pursuing his career as an engineer before becoming an actor. Later, he realized being more ambitious in acting then engineering and went for the small screen roles by appearing in various television series as 'Sun City' and 'About To Wed'. 

John Dumelo in the movie 'My Lady'.
John Dumelo in the movie 'My Lady'.
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Later in 2008, he got his breakthrough role from a blockbuster movie 'The King Is Mine' where he has acted as King alongside Jackie Appiah and Nadia Buari. Some of his best works are in 'One in a Million', 'Men in Love', 'Hearts of men', 'Black Men Rock', and many more.

Launched His Clothing Line

As Dumelo is an entrepreneur, he also has launched a clothing line (J.Melo) since 2012. His clothing line mostly sells all kinds of clothes including unisex t-shirts, suits, coats, pants, caps, jewelry, bags, hoodies, and other clothing accessories.

He has been promoting his clothing line all over his social media and other celebrities also have been promoting his line.

John Dumelo wearing t-shirt from his clothing line 'J.Melo'.
John Dumelo wearing t-shirt from his clothing line 'J.Melo'.
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Engaged In Politics

In 2016, during the National Democratic Congress (Ghana) NDC Party's Campaign, Dumelo's participation was seen so influential to everyone among other celebrities. for the NDC Government. Since that day, some rumors seeing his engagement in the party, the former president of Ghana H.E John Dramani Mahama offered him to serve as a Director of Operations for his party. 

Then the rumors became real as he joined it and stood up for nomination as the contest in the NDC primaries as a parliamentary candidate.

A picture of John Dumelo who is into politics.
A picture of John Dumelo who is into politics.
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Has Won Three Awards

Dumelo has been nominated for seven awards but has won three awards throughout his career. He has won Afro Australian Movies and Music Awards for African Most outstanding Actor, Ghana Movie Awards for Best Actor in a lead role in 'A Northern Affair', and Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ougadougou Awards for Best Actor West Africa for 'A Northern Affair'.

Social Media Presence

As for his social media presence, Dumelo is active on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. He has gathered a huge fan following of 3.2 million on Insta with the username 'johndumelo1'. 

Likewise, he gas gained around 10.5k followers on Twitter with the username 'johndumelo' and 5.1 million followers on Facebook with the username 'mrdumelo'.

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