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John Dumelo

  • Real name: John Setor Dumelo
  • Birthday: 3 February 1984
  • Nationality: Ghanaian
  • Star sign: Aquarius
  • Occupation: actor, politician

Who is John Dumelo?

John Dumelo is an award-winning Ghanaian actor, farmer, philanthropist, politician, and a United Nations (UN) ambassador. He was born on February 3, 1984, in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana. He is well-known for his remarkable performance in Ghana’s movie industry and is widely regarded as one of Ghana’s most talented actors. He is also the founder of the John Dumelo Foundation.

Career Timeline

John Dumelo started his acting career in 1991 when he was only six years old. He has since appeared in numerous Ghanaian and Nollywood movies.

In 2008, he was nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards.

In 2009, he won the award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards.

In 2014, he emerged as the first Ghanaian to hit a million likes on Facebook.

In addition to acting, John Dumelo is also an entrepreneur involved in various business ventures.

Top 10 John Dumelo Movies

John Dumelo has portrayed diverse characters in his acting career. He has played roles in movies that span across different genres, including drama, romance, and comedy. Here are some of his most notable roles:

  1. "The King is Mine" - 2009 - Character: King
  2. "A Private Storm" - 2010 - Character: Ramsey
  3. "Adams Apples" - 2011 - Character: Jerry
  4. "Letters to My Mother" - 2011 - Character: David
  5. "Northern Affair" - 2014 - Character: Esmond
  6. "Single, Married, Complicated" - 2015 - Character: Ramsey
  7. "Love or Something Like That" - 2014 - Character: Alex
  8. "Ghana Must Go" - 2016 - Character: Chuks
  9. "Perfect Picture" - 2009 - Character: Taylor
  10. "The Maidens" - 2020 - Character: Nii Lante


John Dumelo got married to Gifty Mawunya Nkornu in a private wedding ceremony in 2018.

John Dumelo’s wife is a Ghanaian lawyer and entrepreneur.

John and Gifty have been blessed with a son and a daughter, whose names are not publicly disclosed to protect their privacy.

John Dumelo’s Farm

In 2012, he also started his agriculture journey. John Dumelo has become known for his passion for farming over the last few years and has now begun a rice milling farm. He owns over 2000 acres of farmlands that yield crop produce like rice, maize, ginger, mushrooms, cabbage, rearing snails and more. He uses his influence to woo the youth in Ghana to veer into agriculture. Most of his leisure time is spent at the farms.

John Dumelo and Galamsey

John Dumelo has been an advocate against illegal mining in Ghana (galamsey) and has been vocal about the need to protect the environment. He has also been involved in several campaigns to raise awareness about the dangers of galamsey.


John Dumelo has expressed interest in running for the presidency of Ghana in the 2024 elections. He has also contested for a parliamentary seat in the past. In 2019, he contested for the Ayawaso West Wuogon parliamentary seat on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) but lost to Lydia Seyram Alhassan of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

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