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John Dumelo, A Biography,From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


John Dumelo
Born February 3, 1984 (age 34)
Occupation Actor
Years active 1991–present

John Dumelo (born 3 February 1984) is a Ghanaian actor.[1][2][3] 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.[4][5][6][7] On 1 April 2014, he became the first Ghanaian citizen to hit a million likes on Facebook.[8][9][10][11]

Early life

Dumelo attended Christ the King School in [Accra] for his basic education. He started out as a child actor in the early 90s in a movie called Baby Thief. He had his secondary education at Achimota School and further studied at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, where he studied Civil Engineering.


He has acted in several films, including:[12]

  • Letters to my Mother
  • Chelsea
  • Ties that Bind
  • Hunted House
  • One in a Million
  • Adams Apples film series (2011–2012)
  • End of Brides War
  • The Game
  • 4Play
  • The Prince Bride
  • Holy Secret
  • Mirror of Life
  • The Supremo
  • The King is Mine
  • The Maidens
  • Single Six
  • Blind Lust
  • The Maidens
  • Love Alone
  • Final Innocent Sin
  • Men in Love
  • Single, Married and Complicated
  • Tales Of Nazir – The Movie”[13]
  • Baby Thief


Year Award Category Film Result
2010 Best of Nollywood Awards Best Actor in a Leading Role The Maidens Nominated
Africa Movie Academy Awards Most Promising Actor Heart of Men Nominated
2011 Afro Australian Movies and Music Awards African Most outstanding Actor Won
Africa Movie Academy Awards Best Actor in a supporting role A Private Storm Nominated
2012 Ghana Movie Awards [14] Best actor in a Lead role Queen Latifa Nominated
2013 Ghana Movie Awards[15] Best Actor in a lead role A Northern Affair Won


  1. Jump up^ “Meet the sleek gentleman in the movie industry”. Newsghana.com.gh. 19 October 2015. Retrieved 25 October 2015.
  2. Jump up^ “Ghanaian Movie Star John Dumelo washes Cars for Charity in Accra!”. bellanaija.com. 18 October 2013. Retrieved 24 April 2014.
  3. Jump up^ “John Dumelo donates School supplies to underprivileged children in Cameroon”. bellanaija.com. 7 October 2013. Retrieved 24 April 2014.
  4. Jump up^ “John Dumelo Biography”. spyghana.com. Retrieved 24 April 2014.
  5. Jump up^ “John Dumelo Biography”. newsghana.com.gh. Retrieved 24 April 2014.
  6. Jump up^ “I want a woman who is well endowed – John Dumelo”. tv3network.com. Archived from the original on 24 April 2014. Retrieved 24 April 2014.
  7. Jump up^ “John Dumelo on iMDb”. imdb.com. Retrieved 24 April 2014.
  8. Jump up^ “John Dumelo becomes first Ghanaian celebrity to hit 1 million likes”. 360nobs.com. Retrieved 23 April 2014.
  9. Jump up^ “John Dumelo first Ghanaian actor to hit 1million likes on facebook”. akpraise.com. Archived from the original on 24 April 2014. Retrieved 23 April 2014.
  10. Jump up^ “John Dumelo hits 1 million facebook likes”. dailytimes.com. Retrieved 23 April 2014.
  11. Jump up^ “John Dumelo Facebook account”. facebook.com. Retrieved 24 April 2014.
  12. Jump up^ “John Dumelo films on iROKOtv”. irokotv.com. Retrieved 24 April 2014.
  13. Jump up^ “Tales Of Nazir – The Movie” Animated film starring John Dumelo, Stonebwoy et al to premiere Jan. 2″Pulse.com.gh. David Mawuli. Retrieved 2 February 2016.
  14. Jump up^ “2012 Ghana Movie Awards”. ghanacelebrities.com. Retrieved 24 April 2014.
  15. Jump up^ “2013 Ghana Movie Awards”. Retrieved 24 April 2014.
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