Ghanaian TV Host and actress, Joselyn Dumas is the cover girl for the second issue of Schick, a Nigerian magazine.
Dumas talks about weight loss, self-love, women empowerment and a lot more.
Read highlights below.
On weight loss & fit being fashionable
“I feel healthier and I love it. I’m in tune with my body. People confuse feeling healthy with looking the “right” size or having the perfectly placed curves. Weight loss definitely gives you the latter but the health advantage of being fit is the ultimate goal. Women are seeking knowledge; more women are aware of the reasons that healthy living is important. Being fit is now fashionable. West African women are learning the importance of moderation.”
On self-love & female empowerment
“Women need to appreciate themselves more, love themselves even more. A woman that loves herself knows that regardless of her skin color, weight or height, she is beautiful with greatness dwelling in her belly. I loved myself enough to realise that even though I shouldn’t be judged by my weight, obesity wasn’t allowing me to perform optimally”
On her 10,000 steps initiative
“60% of women in the world struggle with their body image. Most women are preoccupied with either being too fat or too thin. The goal of my 10,000 steps initiative is to help as many women as possible realise that everyone is beautiful in their vessel, and the most important thing is to stay healthy and fit. We can’t all be skinny, we can’t all be fat, but we can all be healthy.”
Dumas got her mainstream break as a host on Rhythmz, an entertainment television show. She joined Viasat 1 Television later as the hist of The One Show, the station’s first own produced flagship Talk Show program which aired from 2010 to 2014.
She also hosted @Home WIth Joselyn Dumas, which aired across Africa and parts of Europe.
One of her early first movie roles was in the production ‘Perfect Picture‘ by Shirley Frimpong-Manso. It opened for the doors for her to get other movie/TV series roles including ‘Adams Apple, A Sting In A Tale, Love or Something Like That and Northern Affair.
Dumas won ‘Best Entertainment Host of the Year’ at the 2012 Radio and Television Personality Awards, and ‘Best Actress in a Lead Role’ at the 2014 Ghana Movie Awards.
She was also nominated for the ‘Best Actress in a Leading Role’ award at the 2014 Africa Movie Academy Awards.
She is currently the Brand Ambassador of Jobberman Ghana, a jobs advertisement company and Range Rover Evogue.