Award winning actress, Joselyn Dumas, who plays the lead role in Shirley Frimpong’s new political drama series, Shampaign, believes she has played her part as a woman in politics well.
Joselyn, who plays the role of a single mother working tirelessly with a young political campaign team to get elected as the first female president of the country, said although she had never been a politician she had played her part well.
Speaking to Citi News, the award winning actress described her role as not only challenging but equally interesting. “I obviously haven’t been a politician before but I had to be correct, not like I was just acting or frictional.
You have to portray the part as true to the part as you can. It was interesting and very challenging but I loved it. I think I represented every woman, be it a politician or a regular market woman, or any woman out there who is trying to make a change.
I think I portrayed the strong black African woman”. On politics in Ghana, Joselyn Dumas said there was more to it than we would usually see and she liked the fact that the writer of the movie, Shirley Frimpong, used the series to open our eyes to happenings behind the scenes.
“There is so much sham in a lot of campaigns that we don’t even see. So I like the fact that the writer is throwing light on the fact that if you see Obama giving a very nice speech, it’s not Obama really writing it.
There are a group of relentless people out there routing to make sure it looks good. All these people working around the clock” “Shampaign” will run for seven weeks with two brand new episodes premiering every Friday through the entire week at the Silverbird Cinema at the Accra mall.
It stars Joselyn Dumas, J.O.T Agyeman, Blossom Chukwujekwu, Nana Aba Anamoah, John Dumelo, Fred Amugi, Zynnell Zuh, Akorfa Adjeani-Asiedu, Anima Amisa Amoah, and many others.