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Stormzy, Joshua Buatsi and more win big at the GUBA Awards

WINNER: Stormzy took to the podium at the GUBA Awards

GUBA CELEBRATED the best of Ghanaian talent in the UK, bringing out the likes of Stormzy and Michael Dapaah to the glittering award ceremony. Attendees included Former President of the Republic of Ghana, His Excellency Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings and was co-hosted by Boris Kodjoe and Anita Erskine.

The ceremony, which highlighted the importance of Ghanaians not only in the UK but the world, showcased the exceptional brilliance of all the nominees and winners whilst recognising the pioneers and forerunners who represent the very best of Ghana whilst showcasing the exceptional brilliance of all the nominees and winners Stormzy (Michael Omari), Joshua Buatsi and Nelplast Ghana Limited.

Dentaa Amoateng MBE, founder and CEO of GUBA Enterprise said: “We are delighted to be celebrating talented and exceptional Ghanaians as winners of the 2018 GUBA Awards. From creative entrepreneurs to outstanding leaders, GUBA continues to uncover numerous role models who are breaking down barriers and changing the game for Ghanaians not only in the UK and Ghana, but worldwide.”

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 and Ghana.

See the full list of winners below:

GUBA Association of the year – Ghana Doctors and Dentists UK (GDDA-UK)

GUBA Celebrity Humanitarian – Kwami Sefa Kayi – Kokrokoo Charities Foundation

GUBA Efie Ne Fie – Eric Andoh (STARBITES)


PICTURED: Stormzy and Dentaa Amoateng MBE

GUBA Innovation and Technology – Nelplast Ghana Limited

GUBA Leisure and Tourism – The Royal Senchi Hotel and Resort

GUBA Professional of the Year – Charlotte Boaitey

GUBA Rising Diasporan – Bernard Adjei

The winners of this year’s Black Star Awards:

Lifetime Achievement Award - Ashley Hammond

Rising Sports Star - Joshua Buatsi

Rising Star Award - Michael Dapaah

Music Excellence Award - Stormzy (Michael Omari)

Special Achievement Award - Vandyke Appia Kubi

Television and Film Pioneer Award - Ernest Abbeyquaye

Outstanding Leadership Award - Dr Cecilia Anim

Outstanding Achievement Award - Attorney General Gloria Afua Akuffo and former Attorney General Merietta Brew Oppong

Outstanding Student Achiever Award - Samuel Afari

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