Ghanaian actor John Dumelo celebrated his birthday on February 3. Dumelo’s age is readily not known, but on Friday he received a lot of congratulatory messages from players and pals in the entertainment industry as well as his female fans.
That evening, he answered all who sent him birthday messages, saying, “Thanks a lot for the birthday messages. At a point in time I was nearly in tears because I didn’t know I had so much love from you guys. Thanks a lot for making my day. And above all I thank God for bringing me this far.
Let me leave you with a quote…’all things are possible through Christ who strengthens me’. Believe in whatever you aiming for and trust me it shall come to pass. It can be done. Love you guys.”
Every year, the debonair actor celebrates his birthday with significant activities that benefit society and this year’s was not different.Currently, he is in the United States of America, where he is launching his J Melo fashion brand in ten states.
The J Melo fashion brand, which comprises a jewellery line, hair pieces, handbags, casual African apparels and African-print boxer shorts, was first launched in Accra on December 27, 2011.
The launch in the United States of America is aimed at getting closer to his fans in the States and also supporting a good and worthy cause back home in Ghana.
It is one of John’s ways of giving to back society, as he will use the products to raise funds for his John Dumelo Foundation which is embarking on a school building project in the northern part of Ghana.
Last year, as part of his birthday celebration, John sneaked out of town to the northern part of the country to cut a sod to start work on a $40,000 school building project at Baayir Primary and Junior High School, which is a two-hour drive from Wa, the capital of the Upper West Region.
That project is part of the John Dumelo Foundation’s plan to help and promote education in the region. Last Wednesday, Dumelo threw a secret birthday party at his Adenta base in Accra.
Two years ago, he celebrated the day with a secret party with his family members. Three years ago, he donated items worth over GH¢1000 to the children’s unit of the Battor Catholic Hospital, located off the Aflao-Tema Highway.
Among the items he gave were bags of rice, gallons of cooking oil, biscuits, tins of Milo, milk, canned tomatoes, sardines, sugar, drinks and children’s clothing. He also donated a cash amount of $500 to the children.
John is currently one of Ghana’s hottest actors in Ghana and Nigeria.