John Dumelo

Profile and Education

John Kofi Setor Dumelo popularly known as John Dumelo, born on February 3, 1984, is a Ghanaian actor who has become a household name.

John Dumelo

He had his basic education at Christ the king school in Accra and continued to Achimota Secondary School and holds a degree in civil engineering from Kwame Nkrumah University Of Science and Technology (KNUST).

The Beginning of His Acting Career

Although he had not been to any acting school, he had the passion and determination for acting. His passion for acting increased at the age of seven when the producers from the GAMA film company visited his school at Christ the king to find children who would be suitable for roles in the film ‘Baby thief’.

Luckily for him, he was selected and played one of the lead roles as SAKA.  After high school,  he went for small screen appearing on several Ghanaian television programs including Sun city and About to Wed. He came to the limelight when he was featured in a movie titled ‘The king is Mine’ where he played the role of a king in 2008, Afterwards, he has acted in over 80 movies with famous actors and actresses like Yvonne Nelson, Jackie Appiah, Majid Michel and so on.


In 2009 he won Joy Fm best Ghanaian actor.  He won the best actor in a leading role at Best of Nollywood awards, he also won most promising actor at Africa academy movie awards in 2010 respectively.  In 2011, he won Africa most outstanding actor at the

In 2011, he won Africa most outstanding actor at the Afro-Australian movies and music awards and this time around at the Africa Academy Movie Awards, he won the best actor in a supporting role for his role in ‘A Private Storm‘. At the Ghana movie awards in 2012. He won the best actor in a lead role and won same in 2013 for his role in ‘Queen

He also won the best actor in a lead role and won same in 2013 for his role in ‘Queen Latifah’ and ‘A Northern Affair’ respectively.  Regardless of these achievements, he’s a philanthropist and has a foundation called John Dumelo foundation which is very operative and has offered scholarships to brilliant but needy students across Ghana.

His foundation has also presented a huge amount of money to students financial aid office at the University Of Ghana, Legon in 2012.

Political and Business Life

Aside from his charity works, John is a business minded movie star who is very ambitious and has a construction company and also a shareholder in an IT firm. In 2016.

John Dumelo made his desire to become the president of Ghana. Due to this, he joined the campaign team of one of the big political parties in Ghana (NDC). Talking about what he craved to do rather than acting, he wanted to be a gynecologist since he had the passion for helping women.

Net Worth

John Dumelo’s net worth was $650,000 since January 2016.

Is John Dumelo Married?

No, John Dumelo is not married yet. He is single and hoping to marry soon. There have been rumors as to whether he is married to Becca or not, not to mention Yvonne Nelson or Rita Dominic.

John Dumelo and Yvonne Nelson

John Dumelo seems to have a very cordial relation with Yvonne Nelson. Some people think they can make a good couple. But then they have no intention of settling down together.


Below are some of the most popular movies of the ace actor.

Written by: Beatrice Akwetey.

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