I believe in perseverance and making things happen – Joselyn Dumas

Ghanaian actress

Joselyn Dumas talks to MSN

Ghanaian actress/presenter Joselyn Canfor-

Dumas' career has been an inspiration to fans.

Her many feats as both an actress and a

presenter have made her a household name in

West Africa and beyond.

A solid local fan base in her home country

Ghana, in addition to her rising popularity in

neighbouring Nigeria has also broadened her

reach. Her sharp rise is so phenomenal you

would think she's been doing this for long. But

it was just a few short years ago that she first

came to the spotlight, appearing on the local

television show Rhythmz as host.

Her bursting onto the scene came with a lot of

attention from industry people. She would later

attract movie roles, acting in productions of

local production house Sparrow Productions.

The journey over the last four years she tells

MSN has "been a blessing." She added, "I believe

in perseverance and making things happen."

Dumas' work rate has been lauded by most

people she's worked with. She tells me she

makes a conscious effort to put in enough work,

perhaps the reason the productions she's been

involved in have largely been a success. "Each

role I've had, I have put in my 149 per cent."

And of course, doing that has brought her some

gain – goodwill and an unending sweepstake of

roles in both fields.

The experience gained she acknowledges, has

been of immense help – skill development

inclusive, and in shaping her to become better at

the craft. In all, she says, it has brought her

satisfaction. "I've gained a lot of experience,

which is helping perfect my craft and …

fulfillment because of the joy I feel it brings to


Beyond the normal, modest embracing of

opening of doors and inner satisfaction she gets,

there is the travelling to countries (she's been to

ten and counting), and also the added advantage

of getting perks that sometimes she doesn't even

ask for. She revealed that she doesn't mind the

challenges that come with her dual career,

saying: "I've always wanted to do both."

Dumas is breaking new grounds lately – going

into more homes, and broadening her

viewership base. Courtesy the production

company iFactoryLive, who has offices in the

United Kingdom, Ghana and some other affiliate

units in over ten countries, she's become a

visible face on cable television. Her At Home

With Joselyn Dumas show, which was launched

in the Ghanaian Capital, Accra, months ago, has

swiftly grown to become a must-watch.

iFactoryLive's own track record of being

responsible for similar, successful templates for

Nigerian actors Omotola Jalade Ekeinde and Jim

Iyke, as well as having a history of putting

together works for the BBC, Sony and Virgin

Atlantic, comes in handy to explain the quality

she's come to be associated with recently. For a

young lady who aspires to get to the very apex

of both industries there should be no stopping

her. "I've been blessed with the opportunity to

do so."

The formula for her fast rise could be

straightforward – work hard, and reap the

rewards later. It's obvious keeping herself busy

all along has paid off.

Source: african.howzit.msn.com [GHANAWEB]

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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