Actor turned politician John Dumelo has opened up like he has never done before in a new interview as he reveals so many things about his life.
Dumelo revealed facts about himself from his first movie role and how much he made to his favourite Ghanaian songs currently.
Dumelo was on YFm where he appeared from an interview in the Y-Leaderboard series.
Whilst currently running for office as an MP, John has always been known for his acting talent, having started acting as a kid.
He revealed that in his first movie role he was paid 20,000 old Ghana cedis.
Although that is equivalent to Ghc 2 now, it was a huge sum of money back then.
“Earning that sum back then was a big deal. 20,000 old cedi’s back then was of a higher value than its equivalent now,” John said.
The role was in the movie ‘Baby Thief’ and the actor revealed how he was cast alongside his sister.
“We actually got the role because we fit the role for the movie. The producers came to our school and asked for a brother and sister for the role. My sister and I were in the same school and that was it,” he said.
Dumelo also revealed that his mother’s dream for him lay far from acting – she actually wanted him to actually become a priest!
“I used to serve mass and at a point, I think my mother even wanted me to be a Reverend Father but that calling, I beat am,” Dumelo revealed.
“When you serve mass well, they’ll probably tell you to go to Pope John Senior High School and continue to the seminary and so on but nah” Dumelo added, indicating that life wasn’t for him.
The aspiring Member of Parliament for Ayawaso West Wuogon on the NDC ticket also revealed his favourite Ghanaian artists and songs right now.
He mentioned among others ‘Nominate’ by Stonebwoy, ‘Mahama Paper’ and ‘Bulletproof’ by Shatta Wale, ‘Oofeetso’ by Sarkodie and ‘Efa Wo Ho Ben’ by E.L.