Who Is John Dumelo's Wife?

Here are the details

By  | Jun 30, 2022, 12:37 PM  | Relationships

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John Dumelo is a well-known Ghanaian politician, businessman, farmer, and actor. Throughout his 20-year career, John Dumelo has grown into one of the biggest and most significant actors in the Ghanaian film business, often known as Ghallywood. He is among the actors in Ghana who have achieved notable success. 

The full name of John Dumelo is John Kofi Setor Dumelo. A family of four includes him as the lone son and last child. He was born on February 3, 1984, in Ghana's Hohoe area. John Dumelo, his father, was a civil engineer, while Antoniette Dumelo, his mother, worked as a customs officer.

The gifted actor graduated from Kwame Nkurumah University of Science and Technology with a degree in civil engineering before enrolling in the GIMPA School of Public Service and Governance.

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At the age of 7, he began acting at the Christ is the King International School in Ghana. Gama chose him for the role of Saka in the film Baby Thief. After graduating from the University, he appeared in several films, including Suncity and About to Wed. His breakthrough came in 2008 when he played King in the hugely successful film The King is Mine. 

He began his political career in 2019 when he ran for and won the primary elections as a parliamentary candidate for the Ayawaso West Wougon Constituency under the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Ghana. 
Unfortunately, Lydia Alhassan of the New Patriotic Party, the incumbent, defeated him in the general elections of 2020. 

However, he was chosen by Ghana's former president, HE John Dramani Mahama, to serve as the NDC Youth Group's new head of operations before he ran for office in 2019.

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John Dumelo’s marriage and wedding

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The actor-cum-politician is happily married to Gift Marunya Nkornu and together they have a child. There had been whispers that he was dating his colleague, Yvonne Nelson, amidst claims that the baby was his, probably due to the compromising pictures they post on social media. 

Yvonne cleared the rumors by introducing her baby daddy, and ex-boyfriend to be, Jamie Roberts.  The two are just friends on and off the screen. 

The couple kept their relationship private and it was not until the wedding day that they announced their union to the public. John also described his fiancée as a ‘not everywhere’ kind of person, which to him is attractive. He took social media to a storm by saying that women who wish to be married to celebrities should be chilled, and not ‘everywhere’.

These statements were taken not-so-well by women and feminists who described them as an insult. John and Yvonne tied the knot in a celebrity wedding on May 12 2018 at the Royal Senchi Resort Akosombo in Accra, Ghana. Rumors have it that it was actress Nadia Buari who acted as the middle person because she is a close friend of Gifty.

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What to know about John Dumelo’s wife Gifty


Gifty Nkornu 

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She is the newly wedded wife of John Dumelo and together they have a son.

Where is she based?

She is a lawyer based in the UK and holds two academic degrees. That might explain where John Dumelo has been staying whenever he visits the United Kingdom. 

Educational background

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The lawyer acquired her first degree from Central University, which is cited as the largest private university in Ghana. She then acquired a law degree from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) in 2016. Sources have revealed that Gifty is sister to actress Selassie Ibrahim, who is also the head of Smarttys Management.

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When was she born?


Not much is known about her year of birth but the mother-of-one celebrates her birthday on January 3. She is rumored to be in her mid-thirties.

Friendship with Nadia Buari


We are unable to confirm claims that Nadia Buari acted as a matchmaker for John Dumelo and Gifty Nkornu. But we can tell for certain that Gifty and Nadia are the best friends that everyone needs. Yes, many people have the misconception that Nadia is reserved. This however is not the case when she hangs out with Gifty.

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She chills with the Big Boys


The union of John Dumelo and Gifty Nkornu would have been considered a marriage of two high-borns in the Middle Ages. John Dumelo would be a good choice for the character of the prince of the NDC kingdom who falls in love with Gifty, the princess of the NDC who has been imprisoned in an ivory tower waiting for a prince to prove his worth by slaying the dragon (or elephant, as the case may be). 

Gifty and the Mahamas have a long history together, even to the point of occasionally babysitting Farida Mahama. 
She was there when H.E. John Mahama hosted an exclusive birthday celebration. 
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