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Michael Essien, 4×4 and others attend launch of second annual GUBA Awards

The second Ghana UK Based Achievement (GUBA) Awards has been launched in spectacular fashion with several esteemed guests at the Ghana High Commission in London.  His Excellency the Ghana High Commissioner opened proceedings and a heartfelt address from the CEO and founder of the awards and TV personality, Dentaa followed. Kwasi Kyei Darkwah better known […]

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Micheal Essien 4x4 GUBA awardsThe second Ghana UK Based Achievement (GUBA) Awards has been launched in spectacular fashion with several esteemed guests at the Ghana High Commission in London.  His Excellency the Ghana High Commissioner opened proceedings and a heartfelt address from the CEO and founder of the awards and TV personality, Dentaa followed.

Kwasi Kyei Darkwah better known as KKD received an early honours for his contribution to the Ghanaian community for over 25 years. The award was presented by the Ghana High Commissioner himself. Guests included GUBA judge Charles Thompson, KKD and Ghana Black Stars Emmanuel Frimpong and Michael Essien, hiplife group 4×4 and others.

The FULL list of nominees was also announced as follows:

A/ RED – BUSINESS & ENTERPRISE

GHANA HIGH COMMISSION AWARD FOR BEST BUSINESS

Armajaro Trading – Cocoa Exporters

Dhillon Farm Veg (UK) LTD

Divine Chocolate

Tullow Oil

BEST MONEY TRANSFER SERVICE

First African Remittances UK

​MoneyGram​

Unity Link Financial Services

Western Union

BEST SHIPPING COMPANY

BestOne Shipping

JJ Travel & Shipping

Jobyco Shipping

Speedlink Travel and Freight

BEST PROFESSIONAL

David Adjaye – Architect

David Dunkley Gyimah – Video Journalist

Elikem Nutifafa Kuenyehia – Managing Partner, Oxford and Beaumont Solicitors

Lady Gifty Tetteh – Barrister

BEST ENTREPRENEUR

Andy Ansah – Sports on Screen

Nana Adu-Sarfo and Arnold Safo-Kantanka – Me FiRi Ghana

Lawrence Lartey  – Media Consultant

Lloyd & Adwoa Hagan – Mensah – Jollof Pot Cuisine

B/ GOLD – POPULAR CULTURE

BEST AFRICAN FUSION DESIGNER

Fosuism – Nana Fosu

Gisella Boutique – Giselle and Jan Asante

Ohema Ohene – Abenaa Pokuaa

Yaa Ataa Bags – Josephine Wiafeh

BEST RADIO DJ

DJ Abrantee -Choice FM

Kwaku Owusu Frimpong – Rainbow Radio

PM, The Prhyme Minister – Rainbow Radio

Teddy Abrokwa – VOAR

Van Dyke – Hot Digital Online

BEST CLUB DJ

DJ Bibi

DJ Billie

French kiss

Neptizzle

BEST NEW MUSIC ACT

Akua Busia

Emmanuella Bafoah

Fleur

Hepz Tagoe

J Auburn

Juliyaa

Jesse Appiah

Kobi Onyame

Michael Agyei

Obenewa

Stephanie Danquah

William Tackie

BEST PHOTOGRAPHER

Abi Yeni Rotimi – Photo’s by Abi

Ernest Simons – Ernest Simons Photography

Jefferey Osei Tutu (JOT Photography)

Peter Hogan

BEST PRINTJOURNALIST

Afua Hirsch – Guardian Newspaper

Eva Simpson – Times Newspaper

Ibrahim Saanie Daara – BBC World Service

Joanna Abeyie – Cosmopolitan

BEST AFRICAN SPORTS PERSONALITY

Asamoah Gyan – Ghana Black Stars and Al – Ahin on loan from Sunderland FC

Didier Drogba – The Ivory Coast Elephants and Chelsea FC

Mo Farah – Long Distance Runner, Team GB

Peter Odemwingie, Nigeria Super Eagles and West Bromwich Albion

Phillips Idowu – Athletics Triple Jumper, Team GB

Rachel Yankey – Arsenal and England National Team

Yaya Toure – Football Midfielder, the Ivory Coast Elephants and Manchester City FC

C/ GREEN: COMMUNITY

BEST GHANAIAN EVENT

Anansekrom – Noble Friends

All White BBQ – Ghanaian Diva’s

Ghana Party in the Park – Akwaaba Promotions

African Gospel Music Awards (AGMA)

Ghana’s Official 54th Independence Celebration Dance – Alordia Promotions, Abrantee Promotions, West Coast Promotions

Miss Ghana UK – Akwaaba Promotions

BEST CHARITY ORGANISATION

Barbara Kwarteng Lupus Trust

Ghana Education Project – Education and infrastructure development, Upper East, Ghana

Platform 2 – Global development volunteer scheme

Right to Dream – Sports, education and leadership academy

Trinity Baptist Hope Centre – Orphanage, Elmina, Ghana

BEST GHANAIAN ASSOCIATION

Cambridge University Ghanaian Society

Ghana Nurses Association

Ghanaian Community in Bradford

Ghanaian Londoners

Star 100: The Professional Ghanaian Network

RISING STARS AWARD

Emmanuel Frimpong – Arsenal FC

Fidel Frimpong – CEO, Down for Christ Clothing

Julius Amedume – Director, writer, producer

Nana Afua Antwi – Model

D/ BLACK: RECOGNITION AWARDS

BEST STUDENT ACHIEVER

Vida Yiadom-Boakye

SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Mensa and Wanlov – Coz ov Moni – 1st Pigeon Musical

SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Kwami Sefa Kayi – Peace FM’s Kokrokoo Morning Show, the leading morning show in Ghana spanning 11 years

SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Mr Samuel Awuni – Cocoa Farmer, youngest ever recipient of the Ghanaian National Famers Award

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Lord Paul Boateng

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Thrilling performances from Rex Omar, Amakye Dede, Efya & Samini as African Legends Night marks 10th anniversary

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The tale of African heritage thrives on after a blissful night of lifetime performances and unforgettable memories during the 10th anniversary edition of the historic African Legends Night held last Friday December 2nd at the Grand Arena, Accra.

With the ever-eloquent Eunice Tornyi, Host of African Women’s Voices and the rib-cracker, Foster Romanus as the night’s hosts, this year’s event thrilled patrons with classic music with a mix of celebration and recognition of African music heritage.

Ghana’s adorable music band, the Patchbay Band who served as curtain raisers sparked the atmosphere in the auditorium with live renditions of back-to-back hits of Ghana’s Highlife songs and a magical blend of Afrobeats hit tracks.

Taking on centre stage, the multitalented saxophonist, ABLA SAX reminisced patrons with surreal performances with DJ Ganj of YFM on the turntables.

With an already electrified atmosphere, EFYA, Ghana’s music siren took the crowd to the next level. Barely halfway through the night, she presented an ecstasy and an escape space for patrons to overlook Ghana’s World Cup loss.

Just like fine wine, Legendary Highlife artiste, Rex Omar displayed a colossal performance, nothing seen in such a long time of live performances.

In between the blistering performances, eight lucky patrons among the crowd won themselves HD+ decoders after discovering the hidden treasures.

Patrons gave a boisterous roar as Dancehall great Samini mounted the stage. Samini who over the years has cemented his craft with peculiar live band performances, this time, initiated fans into ecstasy with back-to-back hit songs.

Abrantie Iron Boy Amakye Dede followed up close with a shutdown performance to round up the glorious night of bliss.

“African Legends Night has not only thrilled or presented fans with entertainment, but has been intentional in celebrating and recognizing the work of African music greats over the years, promoting our music heritage as well,” Ernest Boateng, CEO of Global Media Alliance stated.

“This year’s edition being our 10th year, has indeed been special. We just didn’t need to celebrate them but we also carved their names in the history books, inducting these music legends into the Music Legends Hall of Fame. The crowd was beyond excited. This is truly an unforgettable experience,” added Mr. Boateng.

The African Legends Night over the years has served patrons with premium pan-African concerts, recognizing and celebrating living African music legends.

The 2022 edition of the African Legends is the first to be hosted in December offering a new ‘December in Ghana’ experience for Ghanaians and the Diaspora.

Global Media Alliance, organizers of the event, announced five new initiatives to celebrate this year’s concert and institutionalize the recognition and celebration of African artistes and their music. These new additions include the Legends Digital Music Museum, the African Legends Hall of Fame, the Legends Music Show, the Legends Music Celebration, and the Legends Music Playlist.

Since its inception, the African Legends Night has celebrated music legends on the African continent including Hugh Masekela, Daddy Lumba, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Kojo Antwi, Femi Kuti, Amakye Dede, Kanda Bongoman, Awilo Longomba, George Darko, Ofie Kudjo, Freddie Meiway, Ben Brako, Gyedu Blay Ambulley, Samini, Nana Tuffuor, Akosua Adjepong, Amandzeba 2Face Idibia, Nat Brew among many others.

The show was proudly sponsored by HD Plus, Ghana Gas, Ghana Tourism Authority, Beyond the Return, Perception Management International Dosh, Dstrk 24 Restaurant, Alomo Bitters and Silverbird Cinemas with media partners – MX24, eTv, Citi FM, YFM, B&FT, Happy FM, Daily Guide, Ghanaweb, AmeyawDebrah, NYDJ Live, Oman FM and Net2 TV.

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Why Sadia Sausage is topping Ghana Twitter Trends

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It’s been a month, why is Shatta Wale and Bullgod still walking free after Fennec’s murder confession- Kwaw Kese to the Police

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Ghanaian rapper, Kwaw Kese has called on the Ghana Police to serve justice after Shatta Wale confessed to his former manager, Nana Asiamah Hanson, popularly known as Bullgod having a hand in the murder of the late Fennec Okeyere. (more…)

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Wizkid still stands by his “rap is dead” comment

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Grammy award-winning Nigerian artist, Wizkid is currently trending after making some statements about the status of the rap genre in Nigeria. (more…)

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Medikal set to release new EP ‘Society’

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Ghanaian rapper Samuel Adu Frimpong, popularly known as Medikal, has unveiled the official tracklist for his forthcoming ‘Society’ EP. (more…)

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DJ Cuppy makes her engagement Instagram official

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Nigerian Disc Jockey and daughter to billionaire Femi Otedola, DJ Cuppy has outdoored the man in her life for the very first time on social media. (more…)

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