Information reaching Awake News indicates that the decision by one of Ghana’s finest actors, John Dumelo to contest for the Ayawaso West Wuogon Primaries of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has sent fear and panic among the leadership of the ruling New Patriotic Party in the constituency.
According to Awake News sources within the camp of the NPP in constituency, the development did not only shake the constituency but the NPP’s national leadership.
If John wins the NDC primaries it will spell doom for us [the NPP]. I’m just wondering how Lydia [the incumbent MP] is going match John in 2020 – NPP activist told Awake News
According to the sources, the NPP sees John Dumelo as a huge threat to the NPP and its incumbent Member of Parliament, Lydia Alhassan the widow of the late NPP MP, Mr. Emmanuel Kyeremanteng Agyarko.
For the NPP in the constituency, though they are fully aware of Mr. Dumelo’s ambition to enter parliament, they were certain that the sensational actor and entrepreneur will do so from Volta Region hence the shock.
John Dumelo, we are told picked the form following the decision of the two-time NDC parliamentary candidate for the Ayawaso West Wuogon, Delali Kwasi Brempong not to contest.
In December, 2018, John Dumelo had picked forms to contest for the seat after it became vacant following the death of Emmanuel Kyeremanteng Agyarko but pulled out for reasons yet to be made public.
Who is John Dumelo?
John Kofi Setor Dumelo is a Ghanaian actor and Humanitarian, born on the 3 of February 1984 to Mr. John Dumelo and Madam Antoinette Dumelo. He is the last born and only boy of three children to his parents. John Dumelo attended the Christ the King International School in Accra for his basic education. He had his secondary education at Achimota Senior High School also in Accra and further studied in the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region of Ghana where he studied Civil Engineering. John is currently pursuing his post graduate program at GIMPA.
John Dumelo first appeared on the screens when he was in Christ the King where he was selected by GAMA Films to play the role as a pupil in the movie ‘Baby Thief’’. He has since featured in television series such as ‘’Sun City’’ and ‘’About to Wed’’. He fast became a household name in the film industry featuring in his first movie titled ‘’The King is Mine’’, where he played the role of a king in 2008. Since then he has acted with Ghanaian elites such as Nadia Buari, Jackie Appiah and Majid Michel and also Nigerian elites such as Ramsey Noah, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde and Ini Edo.
He won Joy FM’s ‘’Best Ghanaian Actor’’ in 2009. John has been nominated for ‘Africa ‘S Most Promising Actor’ by Africa Magic Movie Awards 2010 for his role in ‘’Heart of Men’’ and also another nomination for ‘Best Actor’ by Best of Nollywood Awards for his role in ‘’The Maidens’’ John has won ‘Africa’s Most Outstanding Actor 2011’ at the Afro Australian Movies and Music Awards in December 2011 in Australia. He also won the ‘Best African Actor’ award at the African Entertainment Award in April 2012 in Malaysia. He was nominated for categories ‘Most Promising Actor’ and ‘Best Actor in a supporting Role’ at the 6 and 7 Africa Movie Academy Awards respectively.
He recently did a Hollywood movie with Hollywood star Kimberly Elise in Ghana. He is a great philanthropist giving back to the society through charity. On the 1 of April, 2014, he became the first Ghanaian citizen to hit a million likes on facebook.
He has acted in several movies including; ‘’Chelsea’, ‘One in a Million’, ‘4 Play’, ‘The Prince Bride’, ‘Mirror of Life’, ‘Single Six’, ‘Men in Love’, ‘Single, married and complicated’, ‘Northern Affairs’, ‘The Supremo’, ‘Love Alone’ and ‘Love or Something Like That’. He also featured in hit series ‘’Adams Apples’
John Dumelo loves to chill and so does his best friend Yvonne Nelson.
John Dumelo loves politic and he is a member of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC). During the 2016 general elections, he is one of the most committed celebrities that toured the whole country campaining for the then President John Dramani Mahama for his second term bid.