The GUBA Awards 2017 was launched on Friday the 21st of April, 2017 at the British High Commissioner’s residence in Accra, Ghana.
The event was preceded by a dinner reception at the British High Commissioner to Ghana’s residence. HE Jon Benjamin, hosted chief executives and high profile government officials at his residence, to discuss trade and investment exchange between Ghana and the United Kingdom as well as employment and investment opportunities for those in the Diaspora.
29 individuals and organisations were shortlisted in various categories, including Animator of the Year Award, Professional of the Year Award, Charity of the Year Award, Ghanaian Alumni Award, Made in Ghana Product Award, Business Start Up of the Year Award and Efie Ne Fie Award. 11 prominent achievers were also mentioned to receive the prestigious black star awards.
Speaking at the launch, the British High Commissioner to Ghana, Jon Benjamin, commended the GUBA Awards for its contribution to promoting culture, trade and investment exchange between Ghana and the United Kingdom.
George Ameyaw, Head of PR, Marketing and Sponsorship stated that focus of the awards for the past 6 years has been centred on the exploration and acknowledgement of talent and far-reaching accomplishments within the British Ghanaian community.
“The Ghana launch adheres to GUBA’s aim of solidifying the relationship within Ghana and its citizens in the diaspora. It aims to strengthen the relationship between the UK and Ghana and in turn, increase trade relations and development”, he added.
The GUBA Awards is organised bi-annually to recognise and celebrate outstanding individual and group achievement within the British Ghanaian community. The awards has been acknowledge for its role in promoting the national interest of Ghana, and the African community in the United Kingdom.
Slated for Saturday the 3rd of June 2017 at the Intercontinental London – The O2, London, the GUBA Awards ceremony will commemorate Ghana’s 60th anniversary with tributes to historical national achievements 60 years after independence. Tickets for the GUBA Awards can be purchased at www.gubaawards.co.uk. The launch will be hosted by Media Mogul Anita Erskine and Comedian – Eddie Kadi
GUBA 2017 NOMINEES LIST
Animator of the Year Award
Francis Y Brown
Cycil Jones Abban
Professional of the Year Award
Dr Nicholas Ossei-Gerning – Medical Doctor
Joshua Siaw – Lawyer
Myx Quest – Entrepreneur
Samuel Boateng – Sales Professional
Charity of the Year Award
Actionplus Foundation (UK)
Creating New Beginnings
Nyarko Cleft Care
ATE Action Through Enterprise (ATE)
Ghanaian Alumni Award
Aburi Old Girls Association (AOGA)
Holy Child Past Students Association (HOPSA)
Opoku Ware Old Boys Association (AKATAKYIE)
Prempeh College Old Students’ Association (AMANFOO)
Made In Ghana Products Award
Peini Skin Care
Booomers International Ltd
Business Start Up of the Year Award
DFT Printing Studio
Efie Ne Fie Award
Genevieve Puni – RecTrain Services Limited
Vanetta & Vemilleon Ackah – Kiddie Garden Nursery International
Andrew Takyi- Appiah – Zeepay
Ruth Amoah – The Sweet Art Company
Black Star Award
To vote for any of the nominees above, visit www.gubaawards.co.uk/voting/#
GUBA2017 Sponsors – Title Sponsor: ECOM Ghana. Category Sponsors: uniBank Ghana, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Imperial Homes, ABN TV and Radio. CEO Dinner Sponsor: PayAngel.
Media Partners: ROK TV, VOX Africa TV, Starr Radio UK, Hot Digital Online FM, Rising Africa, Afropulp Magazine, The Voice Newspaper, Glam Africa , ABN TV and Radio, GHOne TV, Starr FM, OK FM, Peace FM, Adom TV, UTV, Hot Digital Online FM, Ahomka FM, FAB photography, AKLASS photography, SWAG of Africa, Screen nation, Inspirational You,
Partners: Final Effects Studios, NAS Studios, Anita Erskine Media, Precise Marketing, E-Volution International, Plant It Events and MakeUp Ghana. Material Sponsors: Vlisco, Kente Queen. Outfit sponsors A-COTE Collections, Jay Renkyi and Travel Sponsor – Faze 2 Services.