My Mother Wanted Me To Be A Reverend Father – John Dumelo
Ghanaian actor, John Dumelo, has revealed that his mother wanted him to become a Reverend Father.
He disclosed this during an interview with YFM’s Y-Leaderboard Series, anchored by Rev. Erskine, on Wednesday.
Dumelo, who celebrated his marriage anniversary three days ago, said he was once a Mass Server, what some refer to as “Altar Boy” in the Catholic Church.
He said it raised his mother’s expectation of him to grow into becoming a Catholic 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. 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 I beat that path. God had other purposes for me,” he said.
Dumelo, who is now a politician, said though acting was not the best for him, it gave him a good life and vacations to wherever he wanted.
He said his desire to help people is what pushed him to join politics in his country.
“Making money isn’t the reason for getting into politics. The demands are even higher than what you’d make as an MP. It’s not an avenue to make money it’s an avenue to serve the people.”
On farming and its many benefits, he said:
“Farming is a very lucrative business but as a new farmer, never start on a large scale. You have to start on a small scale, pay attention to the details and use the opportunity to learn the basics. Farming as a career requires your full attention and if you can’t do that, then you are bound to make so much loss as a farmer.”
His wife, Gifty Mawunya Nkornu, phoned in during the course of the interview, to discuss her husband and music.
“John loves music, but despite his love for music, he is not musically talented” regardless of him being featured in a song by rapper, Sarkodie,” she said.
Dumelo noted that some of his favourite songs are those sang by local artistes, such as Sarkodie, Shatta Wale, Tulenkey, EL and Stonebwoy.