He was born on February 3, 1984 in Accra, Ghana. He is the last child in a family of three children.
John Dumelo had his primary education at Christ the King International school and Achimota Secondary School both in Accra, Ghana.
He later bagged a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology also in Accra, Ghana. His strong passion for acting actually dated back to his University days in Ghana.
His Acting Career
John joined the Ghanaian movie industry in 2005. He has since starred in several hit movies in Ghana alongside top Ghanaian celebrities like Van Vicker, Yvonnel Nelson, Jackie Appiah, Majid Michel and many others.
John Dumelo is also a Nollywood actor with a number of Nollywood movies. He has since taken Nigeria as his second home and has the likes of Desmond Elliot, Genevieve Nnaji, Mercy Johnson, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, Tonto Dikeh, Ken Erics , Ramsey Noah and other key players in industry as his co-associates.
Some of his movies are:
• A Private Storm (2010)
• A Night with Her
• After the Wedding
• Black Men Rock (2018)
• Black Money (2012)
• Beautiful Ruins (2016)
• Double Cross (2014)
• End of Mirror of Life
• End of Brides War
• End of the Maidens
• Final Innocent Sin
• If God Be for Us (2016)
• Letters to my Mother
• Love Alone
• Love or Something Like That
• The King is Mine
John is also a regular face in television series like Sun City, About to Wed and many others.
Dumelo has also featured in Hollywood movie alongside Hollywood star Kimberly Ellis.
He is also a movie producer and director. He has successfully directed and produced a number of movies under his production name both in Nigeria and Ghana.
Dumelo is a model and has made several television appearances for big companies in their commercials.
John Dumelo is an accomplished social media star, globally known with over 1million followers on instagram and Facebook.
Awards and Nominations
The Ghanaian born superstar is a recipient of several awards and nominations, some and most recent include:
• 2009 Best Ghanaian Actor at the Joy FM Awards.
• 2011 Most Outstanding Actor at the Afro Australian Movies and Music Awards held in Australia in 2011.
• 2012 Best Actor in Africa at the Africa Entertainment Awards.
• Best Actor West Africa at the 2017 PanAfrican Film and Television Festival in Oagoudougou (FESPACO).
• 2010 Nominated for Most Promising Actor at the African Movie Academy Awards.
• Nominated for Most Promising Actor and Best Actor in Ghana at the 6th and 7th editions of Africa Movie Academy Awards held in Accra, Ghana and Lagos, Nigeria respectively.
John Dumelo is a known successful entrepreneur with a number of real estate investments and other businesses in Clothing and Agricultural products.
His Personal Life
Dumelo is happily married to the love of his life, Gifty Mawunya Nkornu and the marriage is blessed with a son.
His Net Worth
John Dumelo is one of the highly celebrated actors in Ghana, rated one of the richest and most influential with a net worth of about $1million dollars.