Joselyn Dumas

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Joselyn Dumas (born 31 August 1980) /ˌdʒɔːsəlɪn ˈdʊ-mɑːh/ is a Ghanaian television host and actress. In 2014 she starred in a A Northern Affair, a role that earned her a Ghana Movie Award and an Africa Movie Academy Award nomination for Best Actress.

EARLY LIFE

Dumas was born Joselyn Canfor-Dumas in Ghana and spent her early childhood in Accra, Ghana. She had her basic education at Morning Star School and proceeded to the Archbishop Porter Girls High School where she became the Entertainment Prefect. Joselyn furthered her studies in the United States where she studied to earn a Degree in Administrative Law.

CAREER

TV career

Dumas was a practicing paralegal until she relocated to Ghana to follow her dreams of becoming a Television personality. She made her debut on Television as the host of Charter House’s Rhythmz, an entertainment show, which saw her interview many celebrities. She was head hunted by one of Ghana’s biggest Television Networks to host their first own produced flagship Talk show, The One Show, which was aired from 2010 to 2014. She is currently the host for a new TV talk show @ Home with Joselyn Dumas which is aired across Africa and parts of Europe

Film career

Her role in Perfect Picture, made a lasting impression on the director which led to subsequent key roles in other movies. Her big break came two years later in the Shirley Frimpong-Manso movie series Adams Apples. The role of “Jennifer Adams” in Adams Apples got her nominated for Best Actress in a lead role alongside Hollywood Actress Kimberly Elise at the 2011 Ghana Movie Awards. Ever since Joselyn Dumas has become a household name. She has played key roles in movies and series such as Love or Something Like ThatA Sting in a TalePerfect PictureA Northern Affair and Lekki Wives. She has starred alongside some of Africa’s finest actors, including John Dumelo, Majid Michel of Ghana and OC Ukeje of Nigeria.

Producer

She co-produced Miss Malaika Ghana, one of the most prestigious beauty pageant in Ghana, from 2008 to 2010. She is also the founder and CEO of Virgo Sun Company Limited, a production entity which under her directorship, has already co-produced its first movie Love or Something Like that, endorsed by the UNAIDS. She hopes to produce as well as invest in more television programs or series like V Republic, an edgy television series produced by Sparrow Productions with Executive Production by VirgoSun.

Special Appearance

Dumas featured as the bride in Lynxx hit song “Fine Lady” featuring Wizkid.

Endorsements

She is currently the Brand ambassador of Range Rover Evoque Ghana and Jobberman Ghana, a jobs advertisement company.

FOUNDATION

She believes in giving back to society, especially where children are concerned. Her passion for philanthropic work led to the establishment of The Joselyn Canfor-Dumas Foundation (JCDF) to help address the needs of vulnerable children from all backgrounds and regions of Ghana. The JCD foundation is currently undertaking a project with focus on Autism.

FILMOGRAPHY

YearTitleRole
2009Perfect PictureCameo Role
2009A Sting in a TaleEsi
2011Adams ApplesJennifer Adams
2011Bed of RosesMedical Doctor
2012PeepDetective
2014A Northern AffairEsaba
2014Lekki Wives (season 2)Aisha
2014Love or Something Like ThatDr. Kwaaley Mettle
2014V RepublicMansa
2015Silver RainAdjoa
2015The CartelAgent Naana

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS

YearAwardCategoryResult
2011Ghana Movie Awards (GMA)Best Actress in a Leading RoleNominated
2012Radio and Television Personality Awards (RTP)Best Entertainment Host of the YearWon
2013Radio and Television Personality Awards (RTP)Radio/TV Personality of the YearFemale Entertainment Host of the YearFemale Presenter of the YearNominated
20134syte TVHottest Ghanaian CelebrityWon
2013Ghana Movie Awards (GMA)Best Supporting ActressWon
2013City People Entertainment AwardsStellar Contribution to the Movie & Media Industry in AfricaTremendous Growth in the Movie IndustryWon
2014Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA)Best Actress in a Leading RoleNominated
2014Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA)Best Actress in a Leading RoleNominated
2014All Africa Media NetworksOutstanding Personality in Creative EntrepreneurshipWon
2014Ghana Movie AwardsBest Actress in a Lead RoleWon
2015Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA)Best Actress in a DramaNominated
2015GN Bank AwardsBest ActressWon
2015Blog Ghana AwardsBest Instagram PageWon
2016Golden Movie AwardsBest Actress,TV Series ShampaignWon
2016Ghana Make-Up AwardsMost Glamorous CelebrityWon
2016ShortlistedAmong Africas Top 3 women in EntertainmentWon