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Fuse ODG, Sway and others nominated for Ghana UK Based Achievement (GUBA) Awards



Image 3Image 3The nominees and Black star award recipients for the 2013 Ghana UK Based Achievement (GUBA) Awards were revealed 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 Note to editors: –    For interviews, high-resolution images, and media queries, contact [email protected] –    For a description of all of GUBA 2013 nominees please visit –    For tickets and more information please visit       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  ]]>

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