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Nominees Of GUBA Awards 2013 Announced

Nominees Of GUBA Awards 2013 Announced
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The 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 Diana 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 withinthe British Ghanaian communityin 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 Diana 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 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 www.gubaawards.co.uk

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- For a description of all of GUBA 2013 nominees please visit www.gubaawards.co.uk

- For tickets and more information please visit www.gubaawards.co.uk

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

GUBA congratulates all 2013 nominees!

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