Ghana UK Based Achievement (GUBA) Awards 2013 nominations out

The organisers of the Ghana UK Based Achievement (GUBA) Awards have unveiled nomination for this year’s edition at a star studded press launch at the House of Commons on 5th September 2013; presided over by MP Diane Abbot and with Ghana’s Ex Minister of information Fritz Baffour.

The glamorous event was attended by prolific and distinguish guests such as Italian – American Lawyer, Nancy Dell’olio, British comedian Eddie Kadi, ITV News presenter Charlene White, actress Ellen Thomas and others to celebrate exceptional achievement, talent and ability within the British Ghanaian community in the UK.

This year’s stellar line up of the Black award recipients include Mr. Herman Chinery-Hesse, who is receiving the Exceptional Achievement Award for his pioneering role in the evolvement of software development and implementation in Ghana and England’s most capped player of all-time, footballer Rachel Yankey MBE receives the Sporting Achievement Award and finally MOBO awards founder, Kanya King also receives the Enterprise Mogul Award for her accolades and achievements in creating, developing and diversifying the esteemed MOBO brand.

GUBA Founder Dentaa remarks; “GUBA 2013 is gearing up to showcase great and inspirational achievements and gifted talents within the British -Ghanaian community – it is a promise that the award night will not only be one of class and entertainment but an uplifting occasion also.”

MP Diane Abbot added “I believe in multicultural Britain, and award ceremonies like this show the best of multicultural Britain”

Incredible calibre of musicians forms the nominees of the Artist of the Year category, which includes Clement Marfo, Sway, Fuse ODG, Tinchy Stryder, Guvna B and Lethal B.   Vying for an award in the African Fashion Fusion category are Mina Evans, Duaba Serwaa, Christie Brown and JIL Boutique – Ghana based designers whose wares have amassed a rapid popularity and appreciation, not only in Ghana but also in the Diaspora.

With GUBA’s usual mix of select recognition and publicly voted awards, this year introduces new and exciting categories such as; RLG Development, Home strings Small Emerging Business, Invest In Africa Sustainable Business and also Young & Talented and Young Entrepreneur awards.

In its fourth year, the prestigious GUBA Awards Ceremony will take place at the lavish Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel on the 16th November; on the night, proceeds from a raffle and auction will go towards the GUBA Children’s Foundation Charity – which is currently working on autism projects

Voting begins on Monday  9th September 2013 via www.gubaawards.co.uk

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GUBA 2013 Nominees List

The GUBA categories are divided into sections that represent the Ghanaian flag, i.e. red, gold, green and the black star;

Red represents the blood of those who died in the country’s struggle for independence. 

Gold represents the mineral wealth of the country. 

Green symbolises the country’s rich forests and natural wealth. 

The black five-pointed star in the centre of the gold stripe stands for African freedom 

RED: BUSINESS & ENTERPRISE 

AMARJARO AND GHANA HIGH COMMISSION CORPORATE BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

De La Rue PLC

Unilever

United Infrastructure Development Corporation

Vodafone Group Services Ltd

 

INVEST IN AFRICA SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS AWARD

Agro Mindset Organisation

Clean Team Ghana

Nature Farm

NewMax Group Mines

 

RLG DEVELOPMENT AWARD

Edward Amartey-Tagoe – Nandi Mobile

Gideon Agyare – Reap Green Technologies

Maxwell Donkor – mPawa

Raindolf Owusu – Oasis Websoft

Regina Agyare – Soronko Solutions

 

GAMANK GROUP EFIE NE FIE (‘Home is Home’)

Deborah Jane Nelson, Mahogany Events

Godwin Edem, Praise Exports

Kwame Owusu, Papa Pizza

Nana Kwame Bediako, Wonda World Estates

 

HOMESTRINGS SMALL EMERGING BUSINESS

Chop-Chop Pot

Lipavenu Cosmetics

Navitas Drinks

Obeliver Drinks

Sheabutter Cottage

 

BLAVO & CO YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR

Adrian Savage

Derick Addae

Derek Williams

Edwin Kwaku Broni-Mensah

 

GOLD: POPULAR CULTURE

 

AFRICAN FUSION DESIGNER

Christie Brown

Duaba Serwaa

JIL Boutique

Mina Evans

 

ARTIST OF THE YEAR 2013

Clement Marfo

Fuse ODG

GUVNA B

Lethal B

Sway

Tinchy Stryder

 

YOUNG & TALENTED

Akai Osei

Lewis Appiagyei

Nana Bediako

Portia Oti

 

GREEN: COMMUNITY

 

BRITISH HIGH COMMISSION BEST CHARITY

Lasajang Community Project

Lively Minds

Motec Life-UK

Theatre for Change

 

MONEYGRAM BEST GHANAIAN ASSOCIATION

Ghana Armed Forces Ex-Service Association

Ghana Association Merseyside

Ghana Association Scotland

Ghana Nurses Association

 

GUBA RISING STAR 2013

Hannah Oyewole

Kobina Holborn-Smith

Rebecca Amissah

Samuel Mensah

 

BLACK STAR: RECOGNITION AWARDS

 

GUBA COMMUNITY CHAMPION 2013

Archbishop Kwaku Frimpong Manson

 

GUBA STUDENT ACHIEVER 2013

Jason Ochere

 

SPORTING ACHIEVEMENT

Rachel Yankey MBE

 

EXCEPTIONAL ACHIEVEMENT

Herman Chinery-Hesse – CEO the SOFTtribe Limited

 

ENTERPRISE MOGUL

Kanya King MBE

 

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT

Prince Kofi Amoabeng – CEO UT Bank

GUBA congratulates all 2013 nominees!

2013 Ghana UK Based Achievement (GUBA) Awards launch

2013 Ghana UK Based Achievement (GUBA) Awards launch

2013 Ghana UK Based Achievement (GUBA) Awards launch

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