John Dumelo is one of the most prominent Ghanaian actors in the 21st century. Over the course of his promising career, Dumelo has bagged several local and international awards. Our celebrity of focus is also a TV personality, politician, businessman and a former ambassador to the United Nations. Here is all you need to know about Nollywood actor John Dumelo net worth, cars, houses and awards.
Nollywood actor John Dumelo
2. Who is John Dumelo?
- John Dumelo biography and educational background
John Kofi Setor Dumelo is a familiar face to those who enjoy watching Nollywood movies. His popularity extends beyond the confines of Nigerian movies. He is also a known screen "god" among movie lovers in Ghana. In case you are wondering how old is John Dumelo; He was born on February 3, 1984 in Hohoe, Volta Region of Ghana. He was born and raised by his two parents, John and Antoinette Dumelo. He is the last child and the only boy in his family. For his elementary education, he attended Christ the King International School and proceeded to Achimota School for his secondary education. John Dumelo is a graduate of Civil Engineering from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Ghana.
John Dumelo studied Civil Engineering at the prestigious Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
- John Dumelo family
John Dumelo is happily married to Gifty Mawunya Nkornu. The union has been blessed with a son. John Dumelo wife is a lawyer based in the UK. Gifty and John Dumelo wedding took place on the 11th of May, 2019, and it was graced by celebrities across Nollywood and Ghallywood. There is not much information about John Dumelo wife age except that she is in her mid-thirties. She is a close friend of Nadia Buari, who apparently is in the same industry as her husband. It was speculated that Nadia did matchmaking for the two.
John Dumelo, wife and their only son
John Dumelo's wife is a close friend to fellow Ghanaian actress, Nadia Buari
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There is no information about John Dumelo second wife. However, there has been rumour of a bit of romance between John Dumelo and his fellow colleague Yvonne Nelson. Some believe that he is the biological father of the actress’s daughter. This rumour was put to bed when Yvonne revealed Jamie Roberts, her ex-boyfriend, as the real father.
3. John Dumelo career and movies
John Dumelo got his first break as a child when he was selected by GAMA to play the role of Saka in the movie titled "Baby Thief". He was chosen alongside his sister after auditioning for the role. Professionally, his acting career kicked off in 1991. He has gone on to appear in several movies. Some of the popular John Dumelo movies include:
- The King is Mine, 1991
- Hearts of Men, 2008
- The Prince Bride, 2009
- To love a Prince, 2009
- Gold not Silver, 2010
- Chelsea, 2010
- A Private Storm, 2010
- Ends of Bride War, 2012
- 4Play, 2010
- A Night with Her, 2013
- Ghetto Queen, 2014
- Crime Suspect, 2013
- A Northern Affair, 2014
- Beautiful Ruins, 2016
- Hero, 2018, Double Cross, 2014
- Love Alone, 2017
Dumelo has become one of the most sought-after actors in Ghana
John Dumelo has also bagged many awards over the course of his illustrious acting career. In 2011, he was awarded the African Most Outstanding Actor at the Afro Australian Movies and Music Awards. He won the Best Actor West Africa award at the 2013 Pan African Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO). Other awards include Best Ghanaian Actor at the Joy FM Award and Best Actor in a Lead Role at the Ghana Movie Award.
Aside from acting, John Dumelo has been a popular political figure. He actively campaigned as a celebrity influencer for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in 2016. Due to his commitment to the party’s course, he was made the NDC Director of Operations for the Pro-NDC youth group by the former Ghanaian president H.E John Dramani Mahama. He went on to pick the nomination form as a parliamentary candidate in 2019. Dumelo came out on top at the NDC parliamentary primaries to represent the party in the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency in the 2020 elections. He lost the election to Lydia Alhassan from the New Patriotic Party.
Relive the moment by watching John Dumelo debut appearance as a child in the movie "Baby thief". Watch the video below.
4. John Dumelo net worth
John Dumelo made most of his fortune from acting. There is a report that claims he is a successful farmer as well. His net worth is estimated at around $1.3 million (₦540.3 million). He is also known for his large heart. One of his most popular heart-warming gestures was on New Year’s Eve in 2009 when he gave out 1000-cedi worth of items to the children's unit of Battor Catholic Hospital.
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5. John Dumelo houses and cars
A lot of people know John Dumelo as an actor, but only a few know him as a car enthusiast. He got himself mixed up in a scandal that led to his black Toyota Land Cruiser V8 SUV being taken away from him by the national security agents. Apparently, that attracted a lot of backlashes online. Despite this incident, Dumelo remains stronger and doesn't shy away from showing off his beautiful car collection online. Some of John Dumelo cars include:
- Toyota Land Cruiser V8
- Mercedes-Benz ML 350
- Cadillac Escalade
- Wrangler Jeep
- Toyota Tundra
Aside from being a successful actor, John Dumelo also boasts of an admirable collection of exotic cars
The Nollywood actor showed off his white mansion back in 2019. John Dumelo house is a beautiful mansion built to suit the need and taste of a man of his calibre. Check out the gorgeous house below.
John Dumelo's mansion in Ghana is filled with several expensive cars
6. John Dumelo latest news
The prolific Ghanaian actor recently made a comment on the selection of Nigerian singer Davido among those that will be performing at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. He said it made him feel proud as an African. This came shortly after Nigeria Super Eagles were beaten on their home soil by the Black Stars of Ghana in the final World Cup qualifying match.
Ghanaian actor John Dumelo vowed to trek from Accra to Lagos if Super Eagles beat Black Stars in 2022 World Cup
John Dumelo is a prominent figure among entertainers in Africa. He is also a household name in Ghana for his good looks and brilliant interpretation of roles in movies. We hope to hear greater things from this prolific actor in the near future. This concludes all that we know about Nollywood actor John Dumelo net worth, cars, houses and awards.
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