Ghanaian businessman and philanthropist, John Dumelo, has opened up about his biggest challenge since he took the decision to go into full-time acting.
In an interview with YFM’s Rev. Erskine on the Y-Leaderboard Series, John confessed that his biggest challenge was being accepted as an actor because back then, acting was not much of a respected job.
“Back then, it’s not like now that when you’re a musician, you’re respected or a fashion designer and you’re respected or you’re into all these unconventional professions”, he said.
Sharing a scenario of what he had to go through to follow his passion, he said, “After completing KNUST, I remember so well I was doing my National Service at a real estate company and I was shuffling between that and doing the Caesar’s palace show on TV3.
“I used to do it at midnight 12-1, and then again in the afternoon from 1:30-2:30 so I was shuffling between both. One day, I told the manager that this is the acting gig I want to do, so he agreed that I could combine both but after National Service, I just went straight into full-time acting”.
According to John Dumelo, although it was hectic combining both, Caesar’s Palace show propelled him in terms of visibility on TV, hence, it was quite a good turn for him.