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Ghanaian Actor, John Dumelo shoots new film in Serengeti, Ngorongoro

Ghanaian Actor, John Dumelo, teams up with US based, Tanzanian film maker, Honeymoon Aljabri, shooting their latest feature in Serengeti and Ngorongoro


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Award Winning Ghanaian movie star, John Dumelo has just completed shooting a new feature film in Tanzania.

The movie is set against the background of the country’s two iconic tourist destinations, the Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park.

And he agrees that other than just being busy making his latest film, the actor actually enjoys the scenic beauty and wildlife buffet offered by the top Tanzanian travel destinations; Serengeti and Ngorongoro.

“It is my second time in Tanzania, but the country never ceases to amaze me, I certainly must return for an extended tour,” said the Ghanaian Actor who has been featured in nearly 60 films, including ‘A Northern Affair,’ ‘Private Storm,’ and ‘Tales of Nazir!’

Dumelo won the ‘African Most outstanding Actor,’ award at the Afro Australian Movies and Music Awards; as well as ‘Best West African Actor,’ at the 2017 Pan-African Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou.

He is now taking part in this Tanzanian set film to be known as ‘Mulasi the Death,’ which is expected to premier early next year.

The film is nvolving other local actors, in Tazania.

‘Mulasi the Death’ is being directed by Honeymoon Aljabri, a Tanzanian Writer, Actor and Award Winning Film Producer ,based in the United States. She revealed that ‘Mulasi’ means ‘Friend’ in the ‘Kigogo’ language of Dodoma.

How ‘Mulasi’ the ‘Friend’ could again turn out to be ‘death’ is something which should remain to be seen when the movie comes out in the first quarter of the year 2022.

But for a non-spoiler synopsis, ‘Mulasi the Death’ is a story of four young ladies traveling from central Tanzania (Dodoma), riding to Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater, in a trip organized to serve as consolation therapy for their depressed friend.

John Dumelo in action. (Photo not part of the new film being made in Tanzania)

“The film is themed around the notion of ‘It is Okay not to be Okay!’” said Honeymoon Aljabri.

And Alabri seems to be obsessed with the National Park, because last year, the producer authored the paperback, ‘Amani Wanders in Serengeti,’ a book which would become a favourite read among children.

Ground handling and logistics behind the ‘Mulasi the Death’ film production in Ngorongoro and Serengeti, is being undertaken by Mauly Tours, whose director, Mozzah Mauly believes the movie will help market Tanzania as the ultimate destination for Africa’s tourism.

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