John Dumelo biography: age, wife, net worth, house, movies

John Dumelo biography: age, wife, net worth, house, movies

John Dumelo is the risen star of the Ghanaian film industry. He is talented not only as an actor but in many other aspects as well.

John Dumelo
John addresses the citizens after winning the NDC parliamentary primaries. Photo: @John Dumelo
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He has become a household name over the years because of his numerous appearances in over 80 different films. Below is everything you need to know about him.

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

John Dumelo biography

John Dumelo was born on 3rd February, 1984 in Hohoe, Volta Region in Ghana. His parents are John and Antionette Dumelo. He has two sisters.

How old is John Dumelo?

He is 37 years old as of 2021.


Dumelo attended his primary school at Christ the King International School in Accra, where his acting career began. He, later on, joined Achimota School for his high school education.

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After completing his high school education, he joined Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology to study Civil Engineering.

John Dumelo biography
Dumelo speaks on Agriculture on the African continent at Sahara Parks in Tanzania. Photo: @John Dumelo
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Rise to fame

Dumelo rose to fame in 1991 when GAMA selected him to play a role of Saka in the film Baby Thief. He was only seven years old at the moment. Out of the many who were auditioned, he and his sister were fortunate to be selected.

After completing his high school education, he was featured in a couple of soap operas such as Suncity and About to Wed.

However, his rise to fame came in 2008 when he acted as the King in The King Is Mine. Since then, he has been featured in several films and TV shows.

John Dumelo movies

Here are some of the films the actor has played a role in.

  • Baby Thief (1991)
  • The King Is Mine (2008)
  • Hearts of men (2009)
  • To Love a Prince (2009)
  • The Prince Bride (2009)
  • 4Play (2010)
  • A Private Storm (2010)
  • Gold Not Silver (2010)
  • Chelsea (2010)
  • Queens Pride (2010)
  • End of Brides War (2012)
  • Adams Apples film series (2011–2012)
  • Black money (2012)
  • The Supremo (2012)
  • Letters to my Mother (2013)
  • Never Again (2013)
  • One Night in Vegas (2013)
  • A Night with Her (2013)
  • Crime Suspect (2013)
  • Double Cross (2014)
  • Final Innocent Sin (2014)
  • Ghetto Queen (2014)
  • A Northern Affair (2014)
  • Love or Something Like That (2014)
  • Single, Married and Complicated (2014)
  • Tales Of Nazir – The Movie (2015)
  • If God Be for Us (2016)
  • Beautiful Ruins (2016)
  • Love Alone (2017)
  • Black Men Rock (2018)
  • Hero (2018)

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He has also bagged several awards for his acting prowess. They include:

  • Joy FM Award as Best Ghanaian Actor.
  • Ghana Movie Award as Best Actor in a Lead Role.
  • Afro Australian Movies and Music Awards as the African Most outstanding Actor in 2011.
  • Pan African Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO) award as the Best Actor West Africa in 2013.

Political career

Dumelo has also made a big stride in the political sphere. In 2016, during the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Party's Campaign, John, one of the most influential celebrities, was heavily campaigning for the NDC Government.

As a show of gratitude, former president of Ghana, H.E John Dramani Mhama, gave him a position to serve as NDC's Director of Operations for the pro-NDC youth group.

He, later on, picked up a nomination in 2019 to contest as a parliamentary candidate.

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He won the National Democratic Congress (NDC) parliamentary primaries to represent the NDC in Ayawaso West Wougon Constituency in the 2020 elections.

John Dumelo age
Dumelo at Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City. Photo: @John Dumelo
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Is John Dumelo married?

On 12 May 2018, John Dumelo married Gifty Mawunya Nkornu in Accra. John Dumelo wife is a lawyer based in the United Kingdom.

John Dumelo wedding was a huge buzz with celebrities such as Ramsey Noah showing up to the ceremony. Six months later, the couple was blessed with a son, John Dumelo Junior.

John Dumelo and Yvonne Nelson

Yvonne Nelson and John Dumelo used to be best friends. Their connection was evident, as seen through their posts on social media.

John Dumelo net worth

His net worth is estimated to be $1.3 million. He has accumulated most of his wealth from his career as an actor.


He is a charitable individual, having donated GH 1000 cedis worth of items to the children's unit of Battor Catholic Hospital during New Year's Eve 2009.

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John Dumelo is one of the best actors in the the Ghanaian entertainment industry. He is such a great inspiration to many young upcoming actors and actresses.

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