Joselyn Dumas

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Joselyn Dumas
  • Actress
  • television host
Years active2009–present

Joselyn Dumas (/ˌɔːsəlɪn ˈdʊmɑː/; born 31 August 1980) [1] is a Ghanaian television host and actress.[2] In 2014 she starred in 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 in Ghana and spent her early childhood in Accra, Ghana. She had her basic education at Morning Star School[4] and proceeded to the Archbishop Porter Girls High School[5] where she became the Entertainment Prefect. Joselyn furthered her studies in the United States where she studied to earn a Degree in Administrative Law.


TV career[edit]

Joselyn 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.[1] She was head hunted by the defunct TV Network, ViaSat 1 to host their first own produced flagship Talk show, The One Show,[6] which was aired from 2010 to 2014. She was the host for the TV talk show At Home with Joselyn Dumas which aired across Africa and parts of Europe[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 came unto the acting scene in Ghana. 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 actors, including John Dumelo, Majid Michel of Ghana and OC Ukeje of Nigeria.


She co-produced Miss Malaika Ghana,[9][10] one of the 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[edit]

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


She is currently the Brand ambassador of Range Rover Evoque Ghana[12][13][14] and Jobberman Ghana, a jobs advertisement company.[15]

Events and shows[edit]

She was a co-host with Ayo Makun at the 2018 Golden Movie Awards Africa held at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra on June 2, 2018, Ghana[16]


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.[17][18]


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[14] Esaba
2014 Lekki Wives (season 2)[14] Aisha
2014 Love or Something Like That Dr. Kwaaley Mettle
2014 V Republic Mansa
2015 Silver Rain[22][23][24] Adjoa
2015 The Cartel Agent Naana
2016 Shampaign Naana Akua Quansah
2017 Potato Potahto[25][26] Lulu
2019 Cold feet Omoye
Perfect Picture - Ten Years Later[27][28] Flora Gaisie
2022 Glamour Girls[29] Jemma

Awards and recognitions[edit]

Joselyn Dumas awards and nominations
  1. ^ Certain award groups do not simply award one winner. They recognize several different recipients, have runners-up, and have third place. Since this is a specific recognition and is different from losing an award, runner-up mentions are considered wins in this award tally. For simplification and to avoid errors, each award in this list has been presumed to have had a prior nomination.
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
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
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
2016 Golden Movie Awards Best Actress,TV Series Shampaign Won
2016 Ghana Make-Up Awards Most Glamorous Celebrity Won
2016 Shortlisted Among Africa's Top 3 Women in Entertainment Won
2018 IARA UK Best Actress Won


  1. ^ a b "Joselyn Dumas Biography, Daughter, Relationships, Failures And Other Facts". BuzzGhana. 21 November 2017. Retrieved 13 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Glitz top 100 inspirational women – Page 100 – Glitz Africa Magazine". Retrieved 28 May 2022.
  3. ^ Gracia, Zindzy (4 September 2018). "Joselyn Dumas bio: family, career and story". Retrieved 13 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Morning Star School". Retrieved 13 April 2019.
  5. ^ "Joselyn Dumas Full Biography [Celebrity Bio]". GhLinks. 23 July 2018. Retrieved 13 April 2019.
  6. ^ "Dumas chosen to host The One Show on VIASAT1". Ghana Celebrities. 16 July 2010. Retrieved 15 July 2014.
  7. ^ "At Home with Joselyn Dumas Launched! Check out All the Photos". Ghana Celebrities. 27 July 2013. Retrieved 21 August 2014.
  8. ^ "Ghana Movie Awards 2011 Nomination List". Ghana Celebrities. 27 November 2011. Retrieved 21 August 2014.
  9. ^ "Joselyn Dumas". Retrieved 21 August 2014.
  10. ^ "Meet Our Presenters". Viasat1. Archived from the original on 26 August 2014. Retrieved 21 August 2014.
  11. ^ "Nigerian Rapper Lynxxx Weds Ghanaian Actress Jocelyn Dumas in the Video of his Single "Fine Lady" featuring Wizkid!". Bella Nija. 22 June 2012. Retrieved 28 August 2014.
  12. ^ "Joselyn Dumas Branded Face of Range Rover Evoque". 13 March 2012. Retrieved 22 August 2014.
  13. ^ "Photos+Joselyn Dumas Has Influenced Our Sales Since Making Her 'Face of Evoque'-PHC Motors". Ghana Celebrities. 14 June 2012. Retrieved 22 August 2014.
  14. ^ a b c "Talented Joselyn Dumas joins Joy FM". Retrieved 3 February 2021.
  15. ^ (28 August 2014). "Joselyn Dumas Outdoored as Jobberman Ghana's Brand Ambassador". Ghana Celebrities. Accessed 2014-08-28.
  16. ^ "Joselyn Dumas and A.Y Named as Host of 2018 Golden Movie Awards Africa". 26 May 2018.
  17. ^ "Photos: Joselyn Dumas donates CCTV to Korle-Bu Children's Block". Archived from the original on 22 May 2018.
  18. ^ "Joselyn Dumas Foundation supports children living with autism". 11 September 2014.
  19. ^ "Shirley Frimpong Manso releases Perfect Picture". Archived from the original on 6 August 2010. Retrieved 15 July 2014.
  20. ^ "Adam's Apple Chapter 10 Movie premiere". 8 April 2012. Retrieved 15 July 2014.
  21. ^ "CinAfrik premieres Bed of Roses on seventh of April". Modern Ghana. 4 April 2012. Retrieved 15 July 2014.
  22. ^ "Silver Rain the movie". You Tube. Silver Rain movie. Retrieved 24 September 2014.
  23. ^ "WATCH: TRAILER for Juliet Asante's 'Silver Rain' movie". GhanaWeb. 16 December 2014. Retrieved 16 December 2014.
  24. ^ "'Silverain' Movie gets Amsterdam premiere date". Pulse Nigeria. Chidumga Izuzu. 2 June 2015. Retrieved 2 June 2015.
  25. ^ "Shirley's New Movie 'Potato Potahto' Starring Joselyn Dumas, Chris Attoh, Nikki, Adjetey Annan & Others To Premiere In Ghana". E Ghana. Retrieved 14 June 2019.
  26. ^ Frimpong-Manso, Shirley (15 December 2019), Potato Potahto (Comedy), O. C. Ukeje, Joselyn Dumas, Joke Silva, Kemi Lala Akindoju, retrieved 3 February 2021
  27. ^ "Sparrow Production shoots 'Perfect Picture' movie again 10 years later". GhanaWeb. 9 October 2019. Retrieved 3 February 2021.
  28. ^ Frimpong-Manso, Shirley (4 July 2020), The Perfect Picture - Ten Years Later (Comedy, Romance), Jackie Appiah, Naa Ashorkor Mensa-Doku, Lydia Forson, Adjetey Anang, Sparrow Pictures, retrieved 3 February 2021
  29. ^ Glamour Girls (2022) - IMDb, retrieved 8 July 2022

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