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GUBA Awards 2017 Nominees announced

NOMINEES: GUBA Awards 2017

THE ANTICIPATED launch of the Ghana UK Based Achievement Awards (GUBA) 2017 Awards took place on Monday 10 April 2017 at the Ghana High Commission in Highgate, London.

The launch which serves as a precursor to the official awards ceremony scheduled to take place on Saturday 3 June, 2017 at the Intercontinental Hotel, o2, London - served as an official declaration and announcement of the shortlisted nominees for the GUBA 2017 Awards.

Voting for the nominees of the respective categories, commence on Wednesday 12 April 2017, via

Tickets for the awards are also available to purchase at

The final phase of elimination for the Made in Ghana, Professional of the Year and Charity of the Year categories takes place at midnight, on Thursday 20 April 2017. Nominees for the aforementioned categories will be condensed to four nominees and announced at the GUBA Ghana Launch on the 21st of April, 2017 at the British High Commissioner’s residence.

Voting ends on 30 April 2017, with the winners being announced at the main event in London on Saturday 3 June 2017. The categories and nominees for the GUBA Awards 2017 are as follows:

Animator of the Year Award

• Comfort Arthur
• Francis Y Brown
• Cycil Jones Abban
• Indigene Bros

Professional of the Year Award (will be reduced to four nominees on 20 April 2017)

• Dr Nicholas Ossei-Gerning - Medical Doctor
• Joshua Siaw - Lawyer
• Sheila Nortley - Film Director
• Myx Quest - Entrepreneur
• Samuel Boateng – Sales Professional

Charity of the Year Award (will be reduced to four nominees on 20 April 2017)

• Actionplus Foundation (UK)
• Wulugu Project
• Creating New Beginnings
• Nyarko Cleft Care
• ATE Action Through Enterprise (ATE)

Ghanaian Alumni Award

• Aburi Old Girls Association (AOGA)
• Holy Child Past Students Association (HOPSA)
• Opoku Ware Old Boys Association (AKATAKYIE)
• Prempeh College Old Students’ Association (AMANFOO)

Made In Ghana Products Award (will be reduced to four nominees on 20 April 2017)

• Skin Gourmet
• Studio Badge
• Chaste Clothing
• Muange Clothing and Multimedia
• Selina Beb
• Peini Skin Care
• Booomers International Ltd
• Ghana Bamboo Bikes Initiative
• We Naturals
• SeKaf Ghana Ltd (Tama Beauty & Hair Nature)
• The Sweet Art Company

Business Start Up of the Year Award

• DFT Printing Studio
• Bespoke Binny
• Vitae London
• Purete Nature

Efie Ne Fie Award

• Genevieve Puni - RecTrain Services Limited
• Vanetta & Vemilleon Ackah - Kiddie Garden Nursery International
• Andrew Takyi- Appiah - Zeepay
• Ruth Amoah – The Sweet Art Company

Upstanding members of the Ghanaian, UK and African community will also be honoured for their long-standing contributions to society - dubbed the ‘Black Awards’, their consistency and dedication to excellence, will be celebrated on the night. The prestigious black award nominees for 2017 are:

• Maidie Arkutu – Female Influential Leader
• Apostle Dr. Kwadwo Safo - Innovative Pioneer
• Anas Aremeyaw Anas - Exceptional Journalist
• Dr. Michael K. Obeng - Humanitarian Spirit
• Dr Paa Kwesi Nduom - Excellence in Business, Ghana
• Mr & Mrs Mensah (Uncle John’s Bakery) - Enterprising Business Award
• Dr. K. Oteng - Outstanding Industrialist
• Dr Kofi Amoa-Abban - Young Oil & Gas Entrepreneur
• Kelvin Doe - Young African Innovator
• Dr Nii Dzani - Influential Economist
• Jason Sarfo-Anning – Student Achiever of the Year

GUBA Awards seeks to celebrate exceptional talent and commitment to advancement within the Ghanaian and British community. The awards this year will be in honour of Ghana at 60 and GUBA Awards at 6.

GUBA 2017 Sponsors:

Title Sponsor: ECOM Ghana

Category Sponsors: uniBank Ghana, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Imperial Homes, ABN TV and Radio.

CEO Dinner Sponsor: PayAngel.

Media Partners: ROK TV, VOX Africa TV, Starr Radio UK, HotDigital Online FM, Rising Africa, Afropulp Magazine, The Voice Newspaper, ABN TV and Radio.

Partners: Final Effects Studios, NAS Studios, Anita Erskine Media, Precise Marketing, E-Volution International, Plant It Events and MakeUp Ghana.

Material Sponsors: Vlisco, Kente Queen, ACOTE

Travel Sponsor: Faze 2 Services.

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