Ghanaian Actor John Dumelo who has featured in several Nollywood and Ghanaian movies has been an inspiration to many Ghanaians since he started his farming exploits.
The 36 year old actor is also an entrepreneur, a philanthropist and a modern day farmer. He joined politics a few years ago and is currently seeking to represent the people of Ayawaso-West Wuogon Constituency.
John Dumelo owns a rubber plantation as well as other farms. He also has a large coconut farm. He grows water melons and vegetables as well.
With the huge following he has built on social media, the actor uses the platforms to share a glimpse of what he does. John Dumelo usually uploads pictures of his farm as well as the farm produce on social media.
This single act has inspired a lot of young and unemployed people to take on farming as an economic activity. Latest among his mentees is a young man who took to Twitter to share the success story of his farm which he started after seeing the actor do same.
He posted a picture of when he started clearing the land to farm and the aftermath.
“Was inspired by John Dumelo to do this. May 2nd Vs June 27. They grow up so quick. On the way to a national best farmer,” the young man known as Roland wrote on Twitter.
John Dumelo replied the young man saying, “I’m glad I have inspired you. Agriculture is definitely the way to go. Let me know when you want me to visit your farm.”
Another student from the University of Cape Coast also praised John Dumelo for being a motivation to him. He said he is a business student but he is willing to enter into Agriculture because of John Dumelo.