Joselyn Dumas

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Joselyn Dumas
Jocelyn Dumas.jpg
Born Joselyn Canfor-Dumas
31 August 1980
Occupation Actress, TV Host
Years active 2009–present

Joselyn Dumas /ˌɔːsəlɪn ˈdʊ-mɑːh/ is a Ghanaian television host and actress.[1][2] 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.[3]

Early life[edit]

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.[4]

Career[edit]

TV career[edit]

Dumas was 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,[5] which was aired from 2010-2014. She is currently the host for a new TV talk show @ Home with Joselyn Dumas which is aired across Africa and parts of Europe [6][7]

Film career[edit]

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.[8] Ever since Joselyn Dumas has become a household name. She has played key roles in movies and series such as Love or Something Like That, A Sting in a Tale, Perfect Picture, A Northern Affair and Lekki Wives. She has starred alongside some of Africa’s finest Actors like John Dumelo, Majid Michel of Ghana and OC Ukeje of Nigeria.

Producer[edit]

She co-produced Miss Malaika Ghana,[9][10] one of the most prestigious beauty pageant in Ghana, from 2008-2010. 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[edit]

Dumas featured as the bride in Lynxx hit song "Fine Lady" featuring Wizkid.[11]

Endorsements[edit]

She is currently the Brand ambassador of Range Rover Evoque Ghana[12][13] and Jobberman Ghana, a jobs advertisement company.[14]

Personal life[edit]

Joselyn is a proud mother whose life is centered around her child. Her belief, "Never stand begging for what you have the power to earn" has been her motivation and drive over the years. Joselyn is an ardent reader, loves to travel, admires nature, always makes time to keep fit and above all loves God.

Foundation[edit]

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[edit]

Year Title Role
2009 Perfect Picture Cameo Role
2009 A Sting in a Tale Esi
2011 Adams Apples Jennifer Adams
2011 Bed of Roses Medical Doctor
2012 Peep Detective
2014 A Northern Affair Esaba
2014 Lekki Wives (season 2) Aisha
2014 Love or Something Like That Dr. Kwaaley Mettle
2014 V Republic Mansa
2015 Silver Rain [18][19][20] Adjoa
2015 The Cartel Agent Naana

Awards and Recognitions[edit]

Joselyn Dumas awards and nominations
Totals
Awards won 9
Nominations 10
Year Award Category Result
2011 Ghana Movie Awards (GMA) Best Actress In a Leading Role Nominated
2012 Radio and Television Personality Awards (RTP) Best Entertainment Host of the Year Won
2013 Radio and Television Personality Awards (RTP)
  • Radio/TV Personality of the Year
  • Female Entertainment Host of the Year
  • Female Presenter of the Year
Nominated
2013 4syte TV Hottest Ghanaian Celebrity Won
2013 Ghana Movie Awards (GMA) Best Supporting Actress Won
2013 City People Entertainment Awards
  • Stellar Contribution to the Movie & Media Industry in Africa
  • Tremendous Growth in the Movie Industry
Won
2014 Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) Best Actress in a Leading Role Nominated
2014 Africa Magic Viewers' Choice Awards (AMVCA) Best Actress in a Leading Role Nominated
2014 All Africa Media Networks Outstanding Personality in Creative Entrepreneurship Won
2014 Ghana Movie Awards Best Actress in a Lead Role Won
2015 Africa Magic Viewers' Choice Awards (AMVCA) Best Actress in a Drama Nominated
2015 GN Bank Awards Best Actress Won
2015 Blog Ghana Awards Best Instagram Page Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Falling on Stage in Denrele's Shoes was embarrassing". punchng.com. August 18, 2013. Retrieved 15 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Africa Magic interviews Dumas". africamagic.dstv.com. 23 Feb 2013. Retrieved 15 July 2014. 
  3. ^ "JOSELYN DUMAS WOWS AT AMAA 2014!". e247mag.com. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
  4. ^ "Falling on Stage in Denrele's Shoes was embarrassing". punchng.com. August 18, 2013. Retrieved 29 January 2015. 
  5. ^ "Dumas chosen to host The One Show on VIASAT1". ghanacelebrities.com. 16 July 2010. Retrieved 15 July 2014. 
  6. ^ "Joselyn Dumas". iFactory Live. Retrieved 21 August 2014. 
  7. ^ "At Home with Joselyn Dumas Launched! Check out All the Photos". ghanacelebrities.com. 27 July 2013. Retrieved 21 August 2014. 
  8. ^ "Ghana Movie Awards 2011 Nomination List". ghanacelebrities.com. 27 November 2011. Retrieved 21 August 2014. 
  9. ^ "Joselyn Dumas". ameyawdebrah.com. Retrieved 21 August 2014. 
  10. ^ "Meet Our Presenters". Viasat1. Retrieved 21 August 2014. 
  11. ^ "Nigerian Rapper Lynxxx Weds Ghanaian Actress Jocelyn Dumas in the Video of his Single "Fine Lady" featuring Wizkid!". bellanaija.com. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
  12. ^ "Joselyn Dumas Branded Face of Range Rover Evoque". etvghana.com. March 13, 2012. Retrieved 22 August 2014. 
  13. ^ "Photos+Joselyn Dumas Has Influenced Our Sales Since Making Her 'Face of Evoque'-PHC Motors". ghanacelebrities.com. June 14, 2012. Retrieved 22 August 2014. 
  14. ^ GhanaCelebrities.Com (August 28, 2014). "Joselyn Dumas Outdoored as Jobberman Ghana’s Brand Ambassador". GhanaCelebities.Com. Accessed 2014-08-28.
  15. ^ "Shirley Frimpong Manso releases Perfect Picture". jamati.com. Retrieved 15 July 2014. 
  16. ^ "Adam's Apple Chapter 10 Movie premiere". 8 April 2012. Retrieved 15 July 2014. 
  17. ^ "CinAfrik premieres Bed of Roses on 7th of April". modernghana.com. 4 April 2012. Retrieved 15 July 2014. 
  18. ^ "Silver Rain the movie". You Tube. Silver Rain movie. Retrieved 24 September 2014. 
  19. ^ "WATCH: TRAILER for Juliet Asante’s ‘Silver Rain’ movie". GhanaWeb. mysilverrainmovie.com. Retrieved 16 December 2014. 
  20. ^ "'Silverain' Movie gets Amsterdam premiere date". Pulse Nigeria. Chidumga Izuzu. Retrieved 2 June 2015.