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Joselyn Dumas at the 2014 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards
Joselyn Dumas ( born 31 August 1980) is a Ghanaian television host and actress. 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.
Dumas was born 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.
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. She was head hunted by the defunct TV Network, ViaSat 1 to host their first own produced flagship Talk show, The One Show, which was aired from 2010 to 2014. She was the host for the TV talk show At Home with Joselyn Dumas which was aired across Africa and parts of Europe
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 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, 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.
Dumas featured as the bride in Lynxx hit song "Fine Lady" featuring Wizkid.
She is currently the Brand ambassador of Range Rover Evoque Ghana and Jobberman Ghana, a jobs advertisement company.
Events and shows
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
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.
|2009||Perfect Picture||Cameo Role|
|2009||A Sting in a Tale||Esi|
|2011||Adams Apples||Jennifer Adams|
|2011||Bed of Roses||Medical Doctor|
|2014||A Northern Affair||Esaba|
|2014||Lekki Wives (season 2)||Aisha|
|2014||Love or Something Like That||Dr. Kwaaley Mettle|
|2015||The Cartel||Agent Naana|
|2016||Shampaign||Naana Akua Quansah|
|Perfect Picture - Ten Years Later||Flora Gaisie|
Awards and recognitions
|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)||
|2013||4syte TV||Hottest Ghanaian Celebrity||Won|
|2013||Ghana Movie Awards (GMA)||Best Supporting Actress||Won|
|2013||City People Entertainment Awards||
|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 Africas Top 3 women in Entertainment||Won|
|2018||IARA UK||Best Actress||Won|
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