John Dumelo Biography & Facts All You Need To Know About

John Dumelo

 236 total views,  1 views today

John Dumelo is a Ghanaian politician, farmer, and actor. He became the first Ghanaian to reach a million Facebook likes on April 1, 2014. When it comes to Ghallywood and even Nollywood films, he is a superstar.

Profile summary

  • Date of birth: 3rd February 1984
  • Place of birth: Hohoe, Volta Region John Dumelo
  • age: 37 years (as of 2021)
  • Occupation: Actor, businessman, philanthropist, farmer, politician
  • Wife: Gifty Mawunya Nkomu
  • Child: John Dumelo Junior
  • Net worth: $1.3 million


He was born into a highly educated family as his parents were Mr. John Dumelo who was a Civil Engineer and Mrs. Antoinette Dumelo a Customs Officer.

Where Is John Dumelo From?

He hails from Hohoe, Volta Region in Ghana. Although he speaks Fanti in most of the interviews we’ve seen Dumelo comes from the Volta Region.

Personal And Early Life

Dumelo was born in Ghana and had his basic education at Christ the King School in Accra. The actor had a productive childhood when growing up.

He enrolled at Achimota School and was a member of the Drama Club, as well as winning the Fliers Guy in Mo-town award. John further went on to Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology to study Civil Engineering.

He contested in “Mr. University” won at KNUST. Later, he enrolled in GIMPA’s School of Public Service and Governance. He started acting in the early 1990s in a 1991 movie called Baby Thief.  At the age of seven, he earned 20 thousand old Ghana Cedis (now 2 Ghana Cedis) while attending Christ the King School.

How Old John Dumelo – Age?

The global award-winning actor was born on 3 February 1984 that making him approximately 37 years of age. Dumelo was born on the same day and month with celebrities like Isla Fisher, Daddy Yankee, and Joachim Löw.

What Is John Dumelo Contesting For?

On the 19th of July 2019, John Dumelo picked up a nomination form to run in the NDC primaries as a parliamentary candidate. 

He won the NDC parliamentary primaries on August 24, 2019, to represent the NDC in the Ayawaso West Wougon Constituency in the 2020 General Elections.

John Dumelo Wife And Wedding

Gifty Mawunya Nkornu is John Dumelo wife. He married in style at the Royal Senchi Resort in Akosombo. On October 16, 2018, the couple welcomed their first child.


Gifty Mawunya Nkornu and John Dumelo welcomed a gorgeous newborn boy into their family. His son was given the name John Dumelo Jr. after his father. Dumelo has enrolled his son John Dumelo Junior in a daycare in Canada.

The daycare, known as Garderie A.Kids.Wrld St-Jean is located in Québec a predominantly French-speaking province in eastern Canada.

Is John Dumelo Still Alive?

John Dumelo is still alive. Surprisingly Actor John is rumoured to be dead in 2020 when a false nice went viral announcing his death. For this reason, Dumelo issued a formal statement to clarify the fake news.

His Featured Movies

Due to his talents, he has acted in several films and also acted along with many celebrities both local and foreign, including:

  • 4Play
  • A Northern Affair (2014)
  • Adams Apples film series (2011–2012)
  • Black Men Rock (2018)
  • A Private Storm (2010)
  • After the Wedding
  • Blackmoney (2012)
  • A Night with Her, and also countless others.

Business ventures

John Dumelo is also an entrepreneur as well as an internationally recognized actor. In 2012, he started his J.Melo apparel line. The actor also into both crop and animal farming.

John Dumelo’s Engagement in politics

During the 2016 campaign for the National Democratic Congress (Ghana) NDC Party, Dumelo surprisingly became one of the most powerful and well-known celebrities spotted campaigning for the NDC government.

Dumelo on the 19th of July 2019, picked up a nomination form to contest in the NDC primaries as a parliamentary candidate.

On August 24, 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 18 October 2020 promising to commit half of his salary to youth development in the constituency if voted for. 

On December 7, 2020, Dumelo lost the parliamentary elections to the New Patriotic Party (NPP) incumbent Lydia Alhassan for the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency.

John Dumelo and Yvonne Nelson

The two used to be best friends. Their connection was evident, as seen through their posts on social media. Unknown sources speculated all over social media he dated Yvonne Nelson but nothing concrete proven yet.

Net Worth

Dumelo’s estimated net worth in 2021 is about 1.3 million US dollars.


John Dumelo’s contribution to the movies industry has earned him recognized awards within and out of Ghana.

  • Africa Movie Academy Awards (2011) – Best Actor in a supporting role.
  • Best actor in a Lead role – Ghana Movie Awards (2012).
  • Best Actor in a lead role – Ghana Movie Awards (2013).
  • 2017 Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ougadougou (FESPACO) – Best Actor West Africa.

John Dumelo Instagram

Below is his Instagram account; @johndumelo1


Facebook Comments Box

Kwaku Nimako

I am a blogger and a Web Developer. Exclusive News Plus is an all-around news and advertisement platform created by myself and powered by Global Marketers. For any advertisement or promo, please call 0343022271. NB: We offer business listing for free.

You may also like...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *