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
United Infrastructure Development Corporation
Vodafone Group Services Ltd
INVEST IN AFRICA SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS AWARD
Agro Mindset Organisation
Clean Team Ghana
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
BLAVO & CO YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR
Edwin Kwaku Broni-Mensah
GOLD: POPULAR CULTURE
AFRICAN FUSION DESIGNER
ARTIST OF THE YEAR 2013
YOUNG & TALENTED
BRITISH HIGH COMMISSION BEST CHARITY
Lasajang Community Project
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
BLACK STAR: RECOGNITION AWARDS
GUBA COMMUNITY CHAMPION 2013
Archbishop Kwaku Frimpong Manson
GUBA STUDENT ACHIEVER 2013
Rachel Yankey MBE
Herman Chinery-Hesse – CEO the SOFTtribe Limited
Kanya King MBE
Prince Kofi Amoabeng – CEO UT Bank
GUBA congratulates all 2013 nominees!