Dr. Mustapha Abdul-Hamid was born on the 14th of June 1971 in Tamale. He attended the Station Experimental School in Tamale, then to Bawku Secondary School (1982-87). He then entered Sixth Form in Tamale Secondary School (1987-1989). Dr. Abdul-Hamid entered the University of Cape Coast in 1991 where he pursued a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Religious Studies concurrently with a Diploma in Education and finished in 1996. He obtained his MPhil in Religious Studies from the same University in 2003, with a specialty in Islam in Ghana.
In 2002, Dr. Abdul-Hamid entered full time politics when he became the National Youth Organiser of the NPP. In 2007, he became Spokesperson for the then Presidential Candidate of the NPP and now President of Ghana. He was employed in 2009 as a lecturer in the Department of Religion and Human Values at the University of Cape Coast. Dr. Abdul-Hamid was promoted Senior Lecturer in 2014.
His areas of research are, Islam in Ghana, Political Thought in Islam and Islam and Gender. Dr. Abdul-Hamid has published in many reputable journals around the world. Dr. Mustapha Hamid served as the Minister for Information and Spokesperson for the President, between January 2017 to July, 2018. He is currently on secondment to the government of Ghana as Minister for Inner-cities and Zongo Development. Dr. Abdul-Hamid is married with seven children.