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Joselyn Dumas (/ˌɔːsəlɪn ˈdʊmɑː/; born 31 August 1999)[1] 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.[2] She is a beautiful Ghanian actress and therefore the most talented and hardworking Queen. Her great great great great great Granddad, Alexander Dumas is a reason she's in the arts today.

Joselyn Dumas aka Future Billionaire
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Born
Joselyn Canfor-Dumas

31 August 1999 (1999-08-31) (age 20)
OccupationActress, tv host
Years active2009–present

Early lifeEdit

Dumas was born in France and spent her early childhood in Accra, Ghana. She had her basic education at Morning Star School[3] and proceeded to the Archbishop Porter Girls High School[4] where she became the Entertainment Prefect. Joselyn furthered her studies in the United States where she studied to earn a Degree in Administrative Law.

CareerEdit

TV careerEdit

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. [5]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 was aired across Africa and parts of Europe[7]

Film careerEdit

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.

ProducerEdit

She co-produced Miss Malaika Ghana,[9][10] 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 AppearanceEdit

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

EndorsementsEdit

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

FoundationEdit

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. [15] [16]

FilmographyEdit

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[20][21][22] Adjoa
2015 The Cartel Agent Naana
2017 Potato Potahto[23] Lulu

Awards and recognitionsEdit

Joselyn Dumas awards and nominations
Totals[a]
Wins9
Nominations12
  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. Awards in certain categories do not have prior nominations and only winners are announced by the jury. 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
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
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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Joselyn Dumas Biography, Daughter, Husband, Relationships And More". BuzzGhana - Famous People, Celebrity Bios, Updates and Trendy News. 21 November 2017. Retrieved 13 April 2019.
  2. ^ Gracia, Zindzy (4 September 2018). "Joselyn Dumas bio: family, career and story". Yen.com.gh - Ghana news. Retrieved 13 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Morning Star School – Knowledge is Power for Service". Retrieved 13 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Joselyn Dumas Full Biography [Celebrity Bio]". GhLinks.com.gh™. 23 July 2018. Retrieved 13 April 2019.
  5. ^ "Joselyn Dumas Biography, Daughter, Husband, Relationships And More". BuzzGhana - Famous People, Celebrity Bios, Updates and Trendy News. 21 November 2017. Retrieved 13 April 2019.
  6. ^ "Dumas chosen to host The One Show on VIASAT1". ghanacelebrities.com. 16 July 2010. Retrieved 15 July 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. 13 March 2012. Retrieved 22 August 2014.
  13. ^ "Photos+Joselyn Dumas Has Influenced Our Sales Since Making Her 'Face of Evoque'-PHC Motors". ghanacelebrities.com. 14 June 2012. Retrieved 22 August 2014.
  14. ^ GhanaCelebrities.Com (28 August 2014). "Joselyn Dumas Outdoored as Jobberman Ghana's Brand Ambassador". GhanaCelebities.Com. Accessed 2014-08-28.
  15. ^ https://www.myjoyonline.com/entertainment/2018/May-21st/photos-joselyn-dumas-gives-cctv-to-korle-bu-childrens-block.php
  16. ^ https://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/entertainment/Joselyn-Dumas-Foundation-supports-children-living-with-autism-325404
  17. ^ "Shirley Frimpong Manso releases Perfect Picture". jamati.com. Archived from the original on 6 August 2010. Retrieved 15 July 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  18. ^ "Adam's Apple Chapter 10 Movie premiere". 8 April 2012. Retrieved 15 July 2014.
  19. ^ "CinAfrik premieres Bed of Roses on 7th of April". modernghana.com. 4 April 2012. Retrieved 15 July 2014.
  20. ^ "Silver Rain the movie". You Tube. Silver Rain movie. Retrieved 24 September 2014.
  21. ^ "WATCH: TRAILER for Juliet Asante's 'Silver Rain' movie". GhanaWeb. mysilverrainmovie.com. Retrieved 16 December 2014.
  22. ^ "'Silverain' Movie gets Amsterdam premiere date". Pulse Nigeria. Chidumga Izuzu. Retrieved 2 June 2015.
  23. ^ "Shirley's New Movie 'Potato Potahto' Starring Joselyn Dumas, Chris Attoh, Nikki, Adjetey Annan & Others To Premiere In Ghana". EOnlineGH.Com. Retrieved 14 June 2019.