The anticipated launch of the GUBA 2017 Awards took place on Monday the 10th of April 2017 at the Ghana High Commission in Highgate, London.
The launch which serves as a precursor to the official awards ceremony scheduled to take place on Saturday 3rd of June, 2017 at the Intercontinental Hotel, o2, London – served as an official declaration and announcement of the shortlisted nominees for the GUBA 2017 Awards.
Voting for the nominees of the respective categories commences on Wednesday the 12th of April, 2017, via www.gubaawards.co.uk/voting/#. Tickets for the awards are also available to purchase at www.gubaawards.co.uk
The final phase of elimination for the Made in Ghana, Professional of the Year and Charity of the Year categories takes place at midnight, on Thursday the 20th of April 2017. Nominees for the aforementioned categories will be condensed to 4 nominees and announced at the GUBA Ghana Launch on the 21st of April, 2017 at the British High Commissioner’s residence.
Voting ends on the 30th of April 2017, with the winners being announced at the main event in London on Saturday 3rd June 2017. The categories and nominees for the GUBA Awards 2017 are as follows:
Animator of the Year Award
Professional of the Year Award (Will be reduced to 4 Nominees on 20th April 2017)
Charity of the Year Award (Will be reduced to 4 Nominees on 20th April 2017)
Ghanaian Alumni Award
Made In Ghana Products Award (Will be reduced to 4 Nominees on 20th April 2017)
Business Start Up of the Year Award
Efie Ne Fie Award
Upstanding members of the Ghanaian, UK and African community will also be honoured for their long standing contributions to the society – dubbed the ‘Black Awards’, their consistency and dedication to excellence, will be celebrated on the night. The prestigious black award nominees for 2017 are:
GUBA Awards seeks to celebrate exceptional talent and commitment to advancement within the Ghanaian and British community. The awards this year will be in honour of Ghana at 60 and GUBA Awards at 6.
GUBA 2017 Sponsors – Title Sponsor: ECOM Ghana. Category Sponsors: uniBank Ghana, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Imperial Homes, Evolution International, ABN TV and Radio. CEO Dinner Sponsor: PayAngel. Media Partners: ROK TV, VOX Africa TV, Starr Radio UK, HotDigital Online FM, Rising Africa, Afropulp Magazine, The Voice Newspaper, ABN TV and Radio. Partners: Final Effects Studios, NAS Studios, Anita Erskine Media, Precise Marketing, MakeUp Ghana, UTV, Peace FM, OK FM. Material Sponsors: Vlisco, Kente Queen, ACOTE and Travel Sponsor – Faze 2 Services