Nollywood/Ghanawood Actor, John Dumelo Calls For Legalization Of Polygamy In Ghana.

John Dumelo.


Ghanaian and Nollywood actor, John Dumelo is in recent times, seriously advocating for the allowance of Polygamy, which is a phenomenon often associated with African people, to be accepted in the society, asking for it to be legalized in Africa, especially in his country, Ghana.


In a post on his Instagram, which he later deleted, he said, “Under customary law and Mohammedans law Cap 129, a man can marry more than one woman. Under the marriage Ordinace Cap 127, a man is allowed to marry only one woman. If he marries more than one, he commits bigamy. I think it’s time for that to be repealed. After all most married men have side chicks and it’s time elevate them to wifey stautus because they peroform the same duties.”

Responding, his wife, Gifty Mawunya Dumelo wrote:
“Equal rights indeed …babe hurry home and meet my new new husband.”

Previously, John had said during an interview with Accra based Citi FM that he saw nothing wrong in polygamy as long as the family has enough resources to take care of the large household.

He said:
“I feel that there’s nothing wrong with it. I mean if our brothers and sisters who are Muslims are doing it perfectly, why not Christians? Provided you can take care of your family and your two or three wives that’s fine and I mean, I speak to a lot of Muslim friends of mine and they’re okay with it, personally I don’t believe in it but I feel it’s good for Ghana.

“The reversal is also perfect, do it both ways, do it for women also but naturally, men are like that and women aren’t so you will find less women doing that but I think should be legalised.”