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TV star backs GUBA awards

STAR: Hugh Quarshie

HOLBY CITY and Star Wars actor Hugh Quarshie has become the new patron of the Ghana UK Based Achievement Awards (GUBA).

The GUBA Awards is a non-profit awards ceremony celebrating the excellent achievements of Ghanaians living in Britain and acknowledging the valuable services of UK based organizations to Ghanaians in the UK or Ghana.  

This year’s event, which will host its third editon at the Westminster Park Plaza on November 10, aims at extending the awards to the wider African community in the UK.

The awards were created as a platform for showcasing exceptional achievement, talent and ability in the British Ghanaian community; however, it is also a time to honour the extraordinary accomplishments of Ghanaians worldwide.

Following the success of previous awards, Quarshie agreed to support GUBA citing the work of the organisers as worthy of emulation.

“I must say that I have been impressed with the efficiency of GUBA. Others could learn from you. Thank you for honouring me with this invitation”, the actor said.

Quarshie was born in Accra, and migrated to the UK with his parents at three years old. His first acting role was Othello in the Tuckwell Theatre.

GOOD TIMES: Quarshie (centre) with fellow guests at last year’s event

He appeared in Doctor Who and Highlander. In September 2010 he starred in an episode of Who Do You Think You Are?, tracing his Ghanaian and Dutch origins.

He now plays Ric Griffin in the hospital drama series Holby City and also a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company. Hugh also starred in Star Wars: The Phantom Menance as Captain Panaka in 1999.

Founder and CEO of GUBA, Dentaa said: “We are thrilled to have Hugh as our new patron. I am convinced that his quest for excellence will come to bear during the 2012 Awards.

“The Awards is essentially about honouring our people and highlighting their contribution to both the British and African communities. To have Hugh Quarshie as a supporter is indeed my pleasure and honour.’

“Hugh joins our existing GUBA Ambassadors Jeanette Kwakye-best British female sprinter and John Paintsil-Ghanaian international footballer, to support GUBA’s effort in encouraging excellence and professionalism among Ghanaians living in the UK.”

This year’s awards will recognize those who are excelling professionally in media, charity work, business and many other areas.

Do you have anyone in mind that you think is worthy of a nomination for GUBA 2012? If so, please send through any nominations using the below link.

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