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 others.?
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 ground 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 MSN