REAL NAME : John Kofi Setor Dumelo
STAGE NAME : John Dumelo
NET WORTH : His estimated net worth is $650,000
DATE OF BIRTH/AGE : Born February 3, 1984 (John Dumelo Age 33)
OCCUPATION : Ghanaian Actor
MARITAL STATUS : Not Married
GIRLFRIEND : [rumored to be in relationship with Yvonne Nelson and Rita Dominic]
EDUCATION : Achimota School and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
John Kofi Setor Dumelo whose stage name is John Dumelo, is a veteran Ghanaian actor who have paid his dues in Ghanaian movie industry known as Ghollywood. He has contributed his own quarter to the development of Ghanaian movie industry, we also have other actors and actress to thank for their tireless efforts toward pushing the industry to the permanent site. John Dumelo has won several awards as well as nominated for many. He was nominated for categories “Most Promising Actor” and “Best Actor” in a Supporting Role at the 6th and 7th “Africa Movie Academy Awards” respectively. He is the first Ghanaian entertainer to hit a million likes on Facebook.
Early life And Background
John Kofi Setor Dumelo better known by his stage name John Dumelo was born 3rd February 1984, is the son of Mr. John Dumelo and Mrs. Antionette Dumelo. He is the last and only boy of three children. John has 2 other siblings both of whom are female and older than him. His parents were always proud of him and according to the actor; he always tries to return the favor with each move he makes and they have always supported him in his endeavors . He received his primary school education at Christ the King International School in Accra, Ghana, where he was selected by GAMA Film Company to play the role as a pupil in the movie “Baby Thief”. And Achimota School for his secondary school before gaining admission into Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology to study Civil Engineering.
Acting Career Beginning And Shot To Stardom
John Dumelo kick started his acting career as a child actor in the early 90s in a movie called “Baby Thief”. He had passion for acting right from his early days as a child, his longing for acting became stronger at age 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’. Fortunately, he was handpicked to play the lead role as SAKA. After completing his basic education, he went for small screen appearing on several Ghanaian television programs including Sun city and About to Wed. He subsequently starred in television series such as, “Sun City” and “About To Wed” , he shot to limelight after featuring in a first movie titled “The King is Mine”, where he played the role of a King in 2008. John has appeared in over 80 movies since then where he played lead roles in must of the firms. He has acted with some big names in the industry the likes of Jackie Appiah, Majid Michel ,Ramsey Noah, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, Ini Edo Nadia Buari and host of others.
The Ghanaian and Nollywood movie star has starred in over 80 movies since 2008, he has not just featured in these movies, he has played critical roles in most of those movies. He has continue to outshine other Ghanaian actors and actress by appearing in a Hollywood movie alongside Hollywood star Kimberly Ellias. No body anticipated this will ever happen in his career and despite the movie was shot in Ghana, it was a highlight of an ever growing career. Dumelo has bagged many awards including “Best Actor by Best of Nollywood Award”s for his role in “The Maidens, “Best African Actor Award” at the “African Entertainment Awards” in April 2012 in Malaysia, “Africa’s Most Outstanding Actor” 2011 at the “Afro Australian Movies and Music Awards” in Dec 2011 in Australia .
John Dumelo is generally known as a multi-talented actor but aside acting, he is a real estate manager as well as a partner in an IT firm . He is into real estate management while he also find time to concentrating on acting. This man is gifted in so many area , it takes more than aptitude to concentrate on acting alone talk much of managing two professions. Most actors can barely concentrate on acting alone yet Mr. Dumelo handle the two effortlessly. Dumelo is widely considered as an humble man – even with all the fame, the riches and the popularity, John remains a humble not allowing his wealth to get into his head.
John Dumelo remains one of the most sought after stars in the whole of West Africa. He is also known for always giving to charity unlike many other celebrities who will never thought about it talk much of doing it. John donated goods worth GH 1000 cedis to Battor Catholic Hospital to help children’s section in year 2009.
John Dumelo made his intention to become the president of Ghana known some time ago. Due to this single reason , he joined the campaign team of one of the big political parties in Ghana (NDC).
Awards And Nominations
- Nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role — 2010 Best of Nollywood Awards(The Maidens)
- Nominated for Most Promising Actor —- 2010 Africa Movie Academy Awards (Heart of Men)
- Won African Most outstanding Actor —- 2011 Afro Australian Movies and Music Awards
- Won Best Actor in a lead role —– 2013 Ghana Movie Awards (A Northern Affair)
- Nominated for Best Actor in a supporting role — 2011 Africa Movie Academy Awards(A Private Storm)
- Nominated for Best actor in a Lead role —– 2012 Ghana Movie Awards (Queen Latifa)
- Blind Lust
- The Maidens
- Love Alone
- Final Innocent Sin
- Men in Love
- Letters to my Mother
- Ties that Bind
- Hunted House
- One in a Million
- Adams Apples film series (2011–2012)
- Mirror of Life
- The Supremo
- The King is Mine
- The Maidens
- Single Six
- Single, Married and Complicated
- Tales Of Nazir
- Baby Thief
- End of Brides War
- The Game
- The Prince Bride
- Holy Secret