Ghanaian actor-John Dumelo passed by my hotel in Accra briefly this morning—and as usual, the conversation was about how unfair GhanaCelebrities.Com has been to him.
When a celebrity says we’ve been unfair to him or her, it is mostly about how honest and brutal we’ve been in reporting his/her stories—but John Dumelo wouldn’t easily accept that.
The handwriting has been on the wall for many years that John Dumelo has a soft spot for the NDC—let’s say, he has always shared in the political ideology and policies of the NDC but his huge politically diverse fan base has kept him politically inactive.
However, John Dumelo has hinted to GhanaCelebrities.Com that he will soon start campaigning for the NDC—which means, he will be moving from being politically inactive to become somewhat a political activist.
It has always been obvious John harboured a political ambition and his recent NDC favoured comments indicated he was going to be flying on the ticket of the party when the time is right.
The time is almost here and for now, we can say; John Dumelo’s balls seem to have hardened enough—such that, he is ready to take a stand as belonging to the NDC, irrespective of the hovering fan chaos this may cause.
From our conversation, it became obvious coming out of the closet to say he belongs to the NDC has been difficult for John Dumelo—but globally, several celebrities including Oprah Winfrey and Arnold Schwarzenegger have taken strong political stance which have had no immense disadvantage to their careers.
But that’s the West where politics is well placed. In Ghana, the propensity to collapse an independent career with politics is awfully high so let’s wish John Dumelo “Good Luck”—he needs it.