The list which consists of 10 personalities from various corners of the entertainment industry in was compiled by Africa.com. Although very little is known as to the criteria used in selecting the personalities, a brief on their works were added.
The list also includes Nigerian personalities Omotola-Jekeinde, Toolz, South African Bonang, Lola Monroe, Tiwa Savage, Menna Shalaby, Vimbai Mutinhiri and many others.
Read what they wrote about them.
Africa’s entertainment industry has caught the attention of the world with its rich culture and original stories and music. Many entertainers from the continent have rose to prominence and popularity in recent years, showcasing Africa as a cultural hub to be reckoned with.
There are so many talented young Africans in the entertainment industry. We simply can’t name them all, so we’ve highlighted 10 of the fiercest female Africans in entertainment who are making their mark in Africa and abroad.
Joselyn Canfor Dumas is a Ghanaian entertainment powerhouse who rose to prominence after being featured in a film titled Perfect Picture and being headhunted by one of Ghana’s biggest television networks to host their first in-house flagship talk show titled The One Show, which aired from 2010 to 2014. Joselyn currently hosts her own popular TV talk show At Home With Joselyn Dumas, where she interviews celebrities in the comfort of her home.
She has had a successful film career, with notable movies such as Adams Apples (which landed her a nomination for ‘Best Actress in a lead role’ alongside Hollywood Actress Kimberly Elise at the 2011 Ghana Movie Awards), Love or Something Like That (co-produced by her production company, Virgo Sun Company Limited), A Northern Affair and a series titled Lekki Wives.
Joselyn also co-produced one of Ghana’s most prestigious beauty pageants, Miss Malaika Ghana, from 2008 to 2010.
Her passion for giving back to society led to the creation of The Joselyn Canfor-Dumas Foundation, which addresses the needs of vulnerable children in Ghana.
She has won numerous awards, including ‘Best Instagram Page’ at the 2015 Blog Ghana Awards, ‘Best Actress’ at the 2015 GN Bank Awards and ‘Outstanding Personality in Creative Entrepreneurship’ at the 2014 All Africa Media Networks.
Jackie Appiah is a seasoned actress who started her career at the age of 12 when she starred in the TV series Things We Do for Love. Jackie was born in Canada and relocated to Ghana with her family in 1993.
She also starred in the hit movie ‘Beyoncé – The President’s Daughter’ alongside prominent Ghanaian actors Van Vicker and Nadia Buari.
Jackie has graced many magazine covers and billboards, and has won numerous awards including ‘Best Supporting Actress’ at the Africa Movie Academy Awards.
Her popularity has landed her a large social media following, with over 1.7 million fans on Facebook.