The nominees for the 2018 GUBA Awards was announced on Tuesday the 22 nd of May 2018. This list recognises the trailblazing individuals and companies who represent the very best of Ghanaian talent within the UK and Ghana.

The GUBA Awards is a non-profit organisation which donates proceeds towards charitable schemes operating within the Ghanaian community and provides an engaging platform for promoting greater cultural diversity in the UK as well as raising the profile of Ghana.
The winners will be announced after a public vote, during the awards ceremony at the InterContinental Hotel in Greenwich on Saturday 14 th July. Endorsed by the President of Ghana, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the 2018 GUBA Awards will be the largest ever in the awards eight-year history.
Dentaa Amoateng MBE, founder and CEO of GUBA Enterprise commented: “The 2018 GUBA Awards celebrates a record number of talented Ghanaians as nominees. We congratulate all the nominees as GUBA Awards continue to uncover role models who are breaking through stereotypes and strengthening ties between the UK and Ghana.”

The nominees for this year’s awards are as follows:

 1. GUBA Efie Ne Fie Award

  • Eric Andoh (Starbites)
  • William Quagraine (Gold Coast)
  • Claudia Lumor (Glitz Africa)
  • Nana Adjei (FK Lounge)

 2. GUBA Leisure and Tourism Award

  • Royal Senchi Hotel
  • African Regent Hotel
  • Aqua Safari Resort
  • Coconut Grove Resort

 3. GUBA Professional of the Year Award

  • Charlotte Boaitey
  • Dr (Mrs) Prospera Tedam
  • Hephzi Naa Ameley Tagoe
  • Poku Osei

  4. GUBA Innovation & Technology Award

  • Nelson Boateng (Nelplast Ghana Ltd)
  • Ivy Barley (Developers in Vogue)
  • Nicholas Bortey (Liranz Ltd)
  • Farida Nana Efua Bedwei (Logiciel Ltd)

 5. GUBA Associations Award

  • Ghana Nurses Association
  • Ghana Doctors and Dentists UK
  • Ghana Society Luton
  • Ghana Union Bradford

 6. GUBA Rising Diaspora Award

  • Bernard Adjei
  • Sarah Owusu
  • Joshua Oware
  • Jasmin Adjeiwaa Assanoh
  • Afua Adom

7. GUBA Celebrity Humanitarian Award

  • Nathan Kwabena Adisi (Bola Ray)
  • Kwami Sefa Kayi
  • John Dumelo
  • Livingstone Etse Satekla (Stonebwoy)
  • Martha Ankomah
  • Kwame Nsiah-Apau (Okyeame Kwame)
To vote for any of the above categories, kindly visit ends on Sunday the 10 th of June 2018.
Judges play a crucial role in the GUBA Awards, especially in the shortlisting of nominees for the awards. The shortlist ensures that nominated individuals fit the respective categories. The judges for the GUBA 2018 awards are: Kofi Addo – Minister Counsellor for Trade and Investment, Sonia Meggie- Founder of Inspirational You, CEO of Funky N Chunky, Samuel Boateng – Co-founder of ‘Build and Master, Musah Idriss – CEO of Next Innovation Africa, Founder of Rising Africa, Paul Akwaboah – Creative Director of Access Media, Lorraine Wright- Founder of University Gospel Choir of the Year and Richard Tandoh – Portfolio Associate at Global Innovation Fund.
Speaking on the nomination process, GUBA Judge Richard Tandoh adds

“I enjoyed being a GUBA Awards judge. It is pleasing to see what is being achieved by British-Ghanaians and Ghanaians alike. I was particularly impressed by some of the strides being made by the younger members of our community – very encouraging. I look forward to seeing who the public ultimately choose.”

For ticket information and purchasing, please follow the below link –
About GUBA Awards:
GUBA Awards promotes closer economic, cultural and social links between Ghana and the United Kingdom. Launched in 2010 as the GUBA Awards, the annual event celebrates and acknowledges the contribution of Ghanaian and African based businesses and individuals in the United Kingdom. Following the success of the annual awards programme, GUBA expanded into the GUBA Foundation, GUBA Expo and GUBA Careers to provide distinct services targeted at individuals and businesses.
For further information please contact Lauren Adair on or telephone 0207932 1599.
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