Joselyn Dumas

Jocelyn_DumasEarly 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 Senior High School where she became the Entertainment Prefect. Joselyn furthered her studies and graduated with an Associate Degree inParalegal Studies.


TV career

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,[4] 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 [5][6]

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 Apple. The role of “Jennifer Adams” in Adams Apple got her nominated for Best Actress in a lead role alongside Hollywood Actress Kimberly Elise.[7] 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.


She co-produced Miss Malaika Ghana,[8][9] 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

Dumas featured as the bride in Lynxx hit song “Fine Lady” featuring Wizkid.[10]


She is currently the Brand ambassador of Range Rover Evoque Ghana[11][12] and Jobberman Ghana, a jobs advertisement company.[13]

Personal life

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.


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.


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

Awards and Recognitions

Joselyn Dumas awards and nominations
Awards won 6
Nominations 6


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

Source: Wikipedia