Born on the 3rd of February,1984 to Mr. John and Mrs. Antoinette Dumelo. In Hohoe– the volta region. John Dumelo, a Ghanaian Actor, Farmer, Entrepreneur, Politician, Humanitarian, and Philanthropist.
He had his basic education at Christ the King School in Accra and hails from Achimota School, where he was part of the Drama Club and also won the Fliers Guy in Mo-town prize.
He is also a graduate of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology where he studied and graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering. He was also the winner of “Mr. University during his time at KNUST.
He went on to further his education at GIMPA’s School of Public Service and Governance. Dumelo’s acting career was realized early in his life at about seven years of age. Alongside his elder sister, he starred in a movie titled “Baby Thief” in 1991.
He featured in Ghanaian television series ‘Sun City’ and ‘About to Wed’ before making his debut in the Ghallywood Movie ‘The King is Mine’ where he played the role of a King concurrently with popular actress Jackie Appiah.
He has also starred in movies such as A Private Storm (2010), A Night with Her, After the Wedding, Black Men Rock (2018), Blackmoney (2012), Beautiful Ruins (2016), Baby Thief (1991), Blind Lust, Chelsea, Crime Suspect, Double Cross (2014) and many more.
Over the course of his acting career, Demelo has won a number of awards.
Africa Movie Academy AwardsBest Actor in a supporting role (2011)
Ghana Movie AwardsBest actor in a Lead role (2012)
Ghana Movie AwardsBest Actor in a lead role
Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ougadougou (FESPACO)Best Actor West Africa (2017).
And many more.
Aside from acting, John Dumelo is a large-scale farmer and deals with both crops and animal rearing. He harvests grains, vegetable tubers. Some of the animals he rears are grass cutters, cattle, snails, and goats.
As an entrepreneur, Dumelo owns a clothing line (J. Melo) which he launched in 2012.
The items to be purchased constitute collections of jewelry, bags, hoodies, jeans, and other clothing accessories. J.Melo goods can be obtained via the website “thejmeloshop.com”
In 2019, he won the National Democratic Congress’ Primaries held at Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency represented the NDC in the 2020 general elections.
He is a husband and a father of one.