It’s now official! Ghanaian actor, John Dumelo, is set to contest the parliamentary primaries of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to enable him to vie for the Ayawaso West Wuogon seat on the ticket of the party.

According to the party, five persons including the Ghanaian actor and the 2016 parliamentary candidate for the constituency, Delali Kwasi Brempong, have picked up nomination forms to contest in the by-election.

Speaking to Citi News’ Fred Djabanor, the Chairman of the National Democratic Congress [NDC] in the Ayawaso Constituency, Bismarck Aborbi Aryeetey, confirmed the report, adding that the party will work hard to win the seat.

The cost of nominations forms and filing fees is GH¢1,000 and GH¢10,000 respectively, with a 50 per cent discount on the filing fees for women and persons with disability.

The deadline for filing of nomination forms is Friday, December 21, 2018, whereas vetting will come off on Saturday, December 22, 2018. The NDC primary is expected to come off on Friday, 28 December 2018.

John Dumelo has for the past years been a strong supporter and member of the National Democratic Congress and has publicly shown this in his activities on campaign platforms and social media.

The by-election has been necessitated by the death of the NPP MP, Emmanuel Kyeremanten Agyarko.

Emmanuel Agyarko passed away on Wednesday, November 21 in the United States where he was flown to by his family for medical care.


Actor John Dumelo has said that instead of giving his tithe to the church which does not need it, he usually gives it out to the needy on the streets so they could also have a better life.

The issue of tithing has been on the discussion table on social media with a section of social media users insisting that there is no need paying tithe to the Church since it is just enriching Pastors whiles Church members continue to be poor.

John Dumelo stating his stands on his Twitter page said “I give my tithe to the needy most of the time. I think they need it more than the ‘church’. I don’t know if it’s wrong”.


Actress Joselyn Dumas has vehemently denied reports making rounds in the media, claiming she dated actor John Dumelo for two years.

According to the reports, Joselyn Dumas has for the first time confessed an alleged affair with Actor/Politician John Dumelo during an interview with Abeiku Santana on ATUU TV Show that airs on UTV.

However, it appears the reports are all false and fabricated. During the said interview which UTV is scheduled to air this Saturday, at 5pm, Joselyn denied ever dating John Dumelo, when Abeiku Santana asked the sultry actress if the two were an item.

“I never dated John Dumelo. I didn’t have a crush on John Dumelo. However, I got fond of him. He became my very good friend. We were friends, he liked me and I also liked him and that was it”.

Asked if she is bothered because her very good friend John has gotten married and she is not married yet, Joselyn said “Oh no! There is nothing wrong with that because he was just a friend”.

Joselyn also added that she was initially not close to John Dumelo until they shot 3 movies together back to back and they became fond of each other.

“I was not close to John Dumelo, so we shot 3 movies back to back and I realized that he is as crazy as I am, so we just became very good friends. He is just a friend”.

UTV and the entire Despite Company apologize to Joselyn Dumas if any of her statements in her interview has been misconstrued or misquoted.

Meanwhile, Joselyn’s full interview with Abeiku Santana on ATUU will be aired on UTV at exactly 5pm tomorrow Saturday, August 11, 2018.

Watch exactly what Joselyn said about John Dumelo in her interview:


Actor John Dumelo is off the market as he is now married to his long time girlfriend, Mawunya.

The traditional marriage ceremony which was attended by friends and family was held at Spintex, Accra on Saturday May 12, 2018.

Some of the familiar faces present at the ceremony include: Kwame A Plus, actress Jackie Appiah, Nadia Buari, Prince David Osei, Yvonne Nelson, Yvonne Okoro, Joselyn Dumas, Shirley Frimpong-Manso, Edem, Coded of 4X4, Elikem Kumordzi, Beverly Afaglo, Roselyn Nggisah, Ramsey Nouah from Nigeria among others .

See more photos from the all-white ceremony:



Actor John Dumelo says Moesha Boduong has a point in her claim that some women in Ghana depend on men for financial support in return for sexual favours.

John Dumelo on Friday, April 13, 2018, shared a personal experience in which he said several ladies approached him for money to pay rent or school fees and were willing to offer him sex in return.

“I have been in situations where ladies have messaged me to say that ‘…I need to pay my rent or my school fees or some favour in return I’ll offer you something’…,” the celebrated actor revealed on the Super Morning Show on Joy FM.

Dumelo said in such case, he has had to turn them down and give them the needed assistance. “I told the girl that I wouldn’t do that. ‘If you want money, I’ll give you your money for your rent or whatever it is but I’m not going to give you in return for your sexual favours or anything’,” he narrated to host of the Show, Daniel Dadzie.

Social media has been on fire since Wednesday, after a video emerged of Moesha Buodong telling CNN’s Christiane Amanpour in a documentary that her motivation, just like other women in Ghana, for dating married men, is because the economy is tough.

“In Ghana, our economy is such a way that you need someone to take care of you. You can’t make enough money as a woman here. Because even when you want to get an apartment, in Ghana they take two years’ advance and I just started working where will I get money to pay?”

Moesha has severely criticised for denigrating Ghanaian.

John Dumelo aligns with Moesha’s statement but departed from her generalisation that women in Ghana depend on men financially.

“What I find wrong is that she generalized it and said every woman in Ghana depends on a man financially…”

He reasoned: “Maybe what she should have said was that some women including herself, would probably have something to do with a man who would give her rent or give something of that sort in return for certain favours”.

He described the situation as a matter of “demand and supply” because there are equally men in society who also depend on women for survival, a cause he abhorred because “…you can find alternative ways of solving your problems”.



Ghanaian actor John Dumelo has taken to his social media handle to encourage partners to stay and fix problems in their marriages and relationships when things are not working as expected.

According to the actor, “Everyone makes mistakes and no one is perfect”. Being in a relationship is all about compromise and tolerance. Partners need to understand that no one is perfect.

He explained that “pride doesn’t solve problems.” Marital and relationship situations can be transformed only when your pride doesn’t come in the way.

“Don’t think walking away will solve the problem. If things are not working in your relationship/marriage, you stay and fix it” he wrote.

Most partners often think escaping from a problem is the best way to solve it, however to the actor, partners must learn to hang on to every difficult situation and find ways to solve it.

Problems don’t get solved by themselves when left alone. Individuals need to fix those problems in order to save their marriages and relationships.

Read his full post below:

“If things are not working in your relationship/marriage, you stay and fix it. Don’t think walking away will solve the problem. Everyone makes mistakes and No one is prefect. If God walked away from you everytime you sinned, where would you be by now. You are the better half remember? Call your partner up, say a prayer and let God do the rest. Pride doesn’t solve problems….prayer does.  #Prayeriskey”


Ghana’s finest actors and celebrities are set to share and capture moments with their fans at Huawei’s first ever experience center at Accra Mall  on Friday June 16 2017.

Some of the celebs include John Dumelo, Kalybos, Bismark the Joke, James Gardiner, NikKi Simonas  amongst others who will interact with fans as well as do special celebrity sales to customers at the Huawei Experience Centre.

The experience centre will offer all  ranges  of  Huawei smartphones, tablets, laptops, wearables, genuine accessories, routers, mifis, moderns, and audio products, including Huawei exclusives.

As part of   efforts to offer   highly interactive and a more satisfying experience  , the huawei experience centre will offer superb customer service, expertise, and support for Huawei devices.

The grand opening  of the Experience Shop   which is also in partnership with Telefonika is scheduled for Friday, June 16th will be followed by a 10-day activation campaign for  its latest flagship  phone- the  Huawei P10.

The Huawei P10 is the ultimate selfie premium smartphone in Ghana with an 8MP Leica camera sitting on the front, and 12MP RGB and 20MP monochrome lenses that work together to offer better image quality and depth perception. This is going for a cool GHS 2550. A raffle draw which  will be  carried out  during the 10 day activation campaign will produce a winner  will go home with the  Huawei P10.

All customers who purchase any kind of  Huawei device will also go home with mouth watering gifts. Customers will also get to capture and share moments with their favourite  actors and celebrities. Huawei’s commitment to  investing in Ghana while playing an active role in ensuring sustainable development in the ICT sector is much more visible than ever.

Huawei began operations in Ghana in 2005 and currently serves all the major telecommunications operators in the country as well as providing consumer devices to the general populace.


Actor John Dumelo has finally reacted to claims that he could not complete the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology (KNUST) and that he does not have a degree in Civil Engineering as he claim to do.

Last week, the actor was criticised for publicly ridiculing a KNUST graduate who sells bread on the streets of Accra.

Due to his actions, blogger Chris Vincent revealed that the actor was unable to complete KNUST.

A twitter user, Prince Akowuah asked the actor where his KNUST certificate is.

In a reply to him, the actor said ” I used it to buy a new V8?.


Actor John Dumelo who has been heavily criticized for posting the picture of a university graduate hawking on the streets, has finally apologized.

On Saturday May 18, 2017, John Dumelo posted on his Instagram page a photo of the KNUST graduate, Godfred Obeng Boateng selling bread on the street and wrote: “Just saw a KNUST grad hawking in traffic…What went wrong?”

Some Ghanaians, however, descended heavily on Dumelo over the post. After immense pressure, John deleted the post without apologizing.

However, it seems John has finally decided to apologize for his post. The actor in a post on Instagram, has acknowledged his goof and apologized to Boateng, who he spoke to on the phone.

He wrote:
I just had an extremely gracious fone conversation with Kweku Vito aka Godfred the hawker and apologized to him for misjudging his inspiring and humble actions by selling on streets with his employees. I must say however, that this is not at all like me especially as I have been promoting start ups and young entrepreneurs. As a matter of fact, since January , Ive have 10 graduate students undergoing start up programs under the John dumelo Foundation. I was totally out of order on this one and I sincerely apologize to everyone especially the hard working hawkers who endure the sun just to make ends meet. I will soon join him on the streets to experience this selfless act for myself. Very inspiring.

The gentleman John posted his picture happens to be a graduate of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science of Technology (KNUST) and he is currently Chief Executive Officer of bakery company, A1 Bread.



It seems the graduate from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science of Technology (KNUST) who was scorned by actor, John Dumelo for selling bread on the street is not really bothered by the actor’s words.

Dumelo posted on his Instagram page a photo of the KNUST graduate, Godfred Obeng Boateng selling bread on the street and wrote: “Just saw a KNUST grad hawking in traffic…What went wrong?” Some Ghanaians, however, descended heavily on Dumelo over the post.

Musician A-Plus who was angry over the post charged Dumelo to take it down.

“I’m angry!!! Every day I post my opinion. Today I’m posting my anger. John Dumelo remove this post from Instagram now!!! A bread seller is a human being. You can’t just take pictures of people and post it on your page for attention. A bread seller has right which must be respected. A bread seller is better than an armed robber!!! A bread seller is better than a drug dealer!!! It’s better for a person to hawk on the streets than to indulge in crime. I’m looking for this bread seller. John Dumelo must apologise to him. Or prepare for a legal battle!!!” he posted on his Facebook wall.

Meanwhile speaking to Citi Showbiz, Mr. Boateng who is also the Chief Executive Officer of bakery company, A1 Bread, said he is not bothered at all.

“I’m really busy, working. The dog will bark but then the caravan will park, I’m just busy selling and I know I have confidence.” Boateng explained that every human is unique and that there are different paths to success.

“No one should be called upon what society thinks they should do. Some people are very good with office work and others are good with the hard way. You can’t force people to do business when they don’t have the interest,” he remarked.

Watch his interview below: