John Dumelo’s Net Worth, Biography, and Earnings

The Ghanaian screen god and Nollywood actor, John Dumelo, has an estimated net worth of $1.3 million (11,147,535.10GHS).

John Dumelo’s Net Worth, Biography, and Earnings


Full name

John Kofi Setor Dumelo

Date of Birth

February 3, 1984




Actor, Businessman, and Politician


6 ft 0 (1.83 m)



Source of Wealth

Acting and Endorsement

Annual Income

Under Review

Net Worth

$1.3 million (11,147,535.10GHS)

Last Updated

August 2022

John Dumelo’s Biography and Early Life

John Kofi Setor Dumelo was born to John and Antoinette Dumelo on February 3, 1984. His place of birth was in Hohoe, Volta Region of Ghana.

John is the last child of his parents and their only son too. He had his elementary education at the King International School and attended Achimota School for his secondary education.

John had his tertiary education at the popular Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana. While in school, John did a lot of stage performances and dramas. He bagged a degree in Civil Engineering from the university.

How was his life after university education? Read along.

John Dumelo’s career and earnings

The GAMA film company had visited Christ the King School and was in search of a child to play a movie role. John was only seven then.

As is mandatory for upcoming actors and actresses, you should audition before playing a movie role. John auditioned for the role of Saka in the movie Baby Thieves. Thankfully, he got the role.

This was the starting point for John’s acting career as a child at age 7. He played his debut movie role as a child called “Saka” in the film “Baby Thief”. John played in this movie when he was still in Christ the King School and realized 20 thousand old Ghana Cedis (currently 2 Ghana Cedis) .

After his tertiary institution (2005), John joined the Ghallywood Industry. John became popular after acting the TV series “Sun City”. He also acted another series “About to Wed”.

The 2008 blockbuster Ghanaian movie, ‘The King is Mine’, had John portrayed as a king. Jackie Appiah and Nadia Buari are also featured in the movie. His fame increased after this movie was released.

John proceeded to join Nollywood in 2007 and has acted alongside top Nollywood actors like Desmond Elliot, Genenvieve Nnaji, Ramsey Noah, etc.

Some other movies John has acted in include The King is Mine in 1991; Hearts of Men in 2008; The Prince Bride in 2009; To Love a Prince in 2009; Gold not Silver in 2010, Chelsea in 2010, A Private Storm in 2010, Ends of Bride War in 2012; and so many Ghallywood and Nollywood movies.

John has received so many honorary awards and recognitions in reward for his commitment to his acting career. For instance, in 2009, he was awarded the Best Ghanaian actor at the Joy FM Award. In 2010, John was a finalist in the Africa’s Most Promising Actor category at the African Movie Academy Awards.

John went international as he was awarded the Africa’s Most Outstanding Actor at the 2011 Afro Australian Movies and Music Awards that were held in December 2011.

John is currently among Ghana’s most sought-after actors. In 2013, John won the Pan African Film and Festival of Ouagadougou’s Best Actor West Africa Award, and so many more.

Dumelo has become one of the most sought-after actors in Ghana. He has signed an ambassadorial deal with Ghandour Cosmetics alongside Nollywood icon, Omotola Jalade.

John joined the political sector and campaigned as a celebrity influencer for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in 2016. He became the NDC Director of Operations for the Pro-NDC youth group under the former Ghanaian president, H.E. John Dramani Mahama, and some other political feats.

John is married to Mawunya Nkornu and has a son with her. He is also a philanthropist and one of his good deeds was on New Year’s Eve 2009, when he gave out 1,000 cedi worth of items to the children’s unit of Battor Catholic Hospital.

John is among the richest Ghanaian actors in recent times.


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