John Dumelo has advised his colleagues to think of branching into other businesses, since there are uncertainties in the Ghana Movie Industry.
The actor made this call to his fellow on-screen colleagues when he opened a J.melo hair outlet in Accra Mall for the Ghanaian community last Sunday.
“As an entrepreneur and a very good business man, I just encourage all my other celebrities to branch into other business because our industry has ups and downs.” He told GhanaCelebrities.Com.
As one of the sough after actors on the African continent, John is definitely one of the top earners in the industry presently.
He has also signed a 2 year deal with Intercom Programming & Manufacturing Company (IPMC), Ghana’s top IT Company as one of their faces.
His John Dumelo Foundation is in active operation – he recently presented a cheque to the Student Financial Aid Office of the University of Ghana to give scholarship to a Medical and Theatre Art students.
In the Western world, most celebrities have moved into other areas of business and are doing pretty well. John admonished his colleagues to emulate the foreign celebrities and also move into various businesses.
“We have to emulate our friends in America; you talk of Jay Z, you talk of Diddy and talk of the other stars who have branched into business.”
“I think I just have to advise my Ghanaian celebrities to do the same and move into business because they will not be on top forever.” He concluded.
Several of his colleagues were present to give morale support -Miss Malaika 2010 Ama Nettey, CEO of Ghana Movie Awards, Fred Nuamah, radio broadcaster, KOD, actress Yvonne Nelson, Sandra Ankobiah, host of Fashion101, actor Majid Michel, Yvonne Okoro and Jayso were out there.
The otherwise quiet opening turned into mini rally as fans who got hint that the celebrities were around hijacked the entrance and invaded the shop to take pictures of the celebrities.
John was mobbed by the fans, without any option he had to succumb to their plea to take pictures and sign autographs.
The next shop to be opened would be in Nigeria, then Europe, America and other parts on the African continent.
The J.melo hair can be obtained at Hair Depot, a shop that deals in various human hair, unis*x products and hair accessories and located inside the Accra Mall.
L’oreal, the producers of Dark and Lovely sponsored the event.
Check out the photos below…Would you be buying?