This year’s Grow, Unite, Build, Africa Awards spearheaded by award-winning TV personality Dentaa Amoateng MBE, will seek to honor black influential women and leaders for their undoubted zeal to contribute to social and economic development. 

DENTAA GUBA Awards

We bring to your kind notice the four female British Members of Parliament (MP) gracing the occasion on November 8. These are black women in governance, making Ghana and Africa proud with their willpower to solve social and economic problems and promote women’s empowerment. 

Rt Honourable Diane Julie Abbot She is the longest-serving black and female MP. She has served as the MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington since 1987. She also served as shadow home secretary from 2016 to 2020. Rt Honourable Diane Julie Abbot will be receiving the “Industrious Woman Honour” at the ceremony as the first black woman to have been elected into British Parliament and for her contributions to the rise of women in British Parliament and women empowerment. 

 2021 GUBA Awards

Dawn Petula Buttler has also served as MP for Brent Central since 2015. Previously, she served as the MP for Brent South from 2005 to 2010 and worked as the Parliamentary Secretary at the Cabinet Office under Prime Minster, Gordon Brown. She also served as the Minister for Young Citizens and Youth Engagement, the shadow minister for black and minority ethnic communities.

Honorable Bellavia Ribeirio-Addy is a Labour politician who assumed office as the Member of Parliament for Streatham in 2019. She was the former Chief of Rt Honourable Diane Abbot. 

GUBA AWARDS NEWS

Honorable Abena Oppong –Asare assumed office in 2019 as the elected Member of Parliament (MP) for Erith and Thamesmead. She also served as the Labour Women’s Network leader and the party’s councilor from 2014 to 2018. Her leadership roles saw her advocate against violence against women and girls until her new position. 

Both Honourable Bellavia Ribeirio-Addy and Abena Oppong –Asare are the first Ghanaian females elected into the British parliament. 

Under the theme, “Celebrating a Symbol of Courage and Resilience,” the annual awards ceremony scheduled for November 8, 2021, in Accra, has been officially endorsed by Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, the paramount chief of the Asante Kingdom, to commemorate the centenary transition of the brave warrior and the Commander in Chief of the Asante Empire, Yaa Asantewaa. 

As the theme indicates, this year’s GUBA Awards will celebrate Yaa Asantewaa’s determination and resilience in leading the fight against colonial rule. As the Queen Mother of Ejisu traditional area, Yaa Asantewaa led the warriors of the Asante Kingdom to engage in a significant battle against British superiority. She was the last and only African woman to spearhead such a huge battle. 

Following her key role in the war against colonial supremacy in 1900, Yaa Asantewaa was incarcerated in Seychelles, went through torture until her death in October 1921. She’s honored today in history as an epitome of strength, courage, and resilience.

The awards will reflect on her courage and resilience, resulting in the magnificent history between Ghana and Seychelles, which Africa holds in high esteem. Hence, celebrating her legacy will also serve as a means of promoting women’s empowerment and African women’s resilience.

Moreover, the ceremony will honor successful black women in the diaspora who have striven to the top of their careers and been the voice of the voiceless in societies to build and empower the young generation especially females to be confident in themselves. As part of the awards presentation, key personalities from Africa and Ghana will be recognized for their achievements. 

Most importantly, the awards ceremony will honor women who are championing a lot of developmental projects, especially those who can lead projects that seek to put the world back on the economy following the downturn in the world’s economy as a result of the deadly pandemic. The women who will be honored are regarded as the “Yaa Asantewaas” of today. Along the line, the ceremony will also campaign against maternal mortality and call for ways to ensure safe delivery across Africa. 

 

24th OCTOBER, 2021 GUBA 2021 Awards in Ghana UPDATE:

 DRESS CODE for this year’s GUBA Awards revealed!

 

Follow us on:-  FACEBOOKYOUTUBE

 

Credit: Dentaa Amoateng MBE

Multi-Award winning Ghanaian artist Sarkodie was at the 2019 GUBA USA Award show in New York last month to present an award to one of the winners.

Sarkodie, GUBA CEO & Founder and H.E Nana Akufo-Addo – Photo Credit: GUBA USA

The African Union Ambassador to the U.S.A, Arikana Chihombori Quao and Sarkodie presented the Editorial Excellence Award to Richelieu Dennis the owner of Sundial Brands and Essence.

 

The AU Ambassador to the U.S.A, Arikana Chihombori Quao and Sarkodie presents the Editorial Excellence Award to Richelieu Dennis

 

MORE GUBA AWARDS NEWS

Dignitaries on the night includes President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana

 

Alpha Condé President of Guinea,President of Madagascar, Andry Rajoelina, and President of Burkina Faso, Roch Marc Christian Kaboré. 

MC. KulDj and Sarkodie -Photo Credit: Guba usa awards

This is the 10th anniversary of GUBA and the first edition in USA.

 

SARKODIE LATEST NEWS AND UPDATES

 

Cynthia Quarcoo and Sarkodie - Photo Credit: GUBA USA
Cynthia Quarcoo and Sarkodie – Photo Credit: GUBA USA

 

 

The AU Ambassador to the U.S.A, Arikana Chihombori Quao and Sarkodie

 

Samini performed some of his hit songs. Enjoy

 

 

AFRICAN CELEBRITIES NEWS

 

 

Join us in wishing Dentaa and the GUBA Team a HUGE congratulations!

 

 

 

HUGE Congratulations to Dentaa Amoateng MBE, On The 10th Anniversary GUBA Awards!

 

GUBA celebrates the vast contribution of British-Ghanaians.

 

The UK based award was founded in 2009 by Dentaa. The first of its kind was held in 2010 in the heart of London.

“The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others.” ~ Albert Schweitze

Dentaa Giving Back To The Community

GUBA CEO Dentaa was inspired by the activeness of Ghanaians in diaspora and was concerned about how their great achievements usually go unnoticed.

Dentaa then took it upon herself to celebrate Ghanaians who has made tremendous impact in the United Kingdom to further encourage other Ghanaians

As well as showcasing their exceptional effort to raise the self-esteem of fellow Ghanaians in the country and across the globe.

Alfred Addo and Dentaa at guba usa
Alfred Addo and Dentaa at GUBA USA

The non-profitable organisation has set aside many award categories to fully capture all the facets of activities one can involve in.

These categories include: Charity of the Year Award, Science and Technology Award, Medicine, Education Award, Public Service Award and more

MORE ABOUT CELEBRITIES WHO GIVE BACK

GUBA Foundation

The GUBA Foundation is a subsidiary of GUBA Enterprise. The foundation strives to tackle major socio-economic issues in Ghana. ~ GUBA 

For more about GUBA Foundation visit gubafoundation.org

The 10-year celebration of GUBA Awards also saw the new edition, which took place last week in New York.

The event was remarkable and graced by His Excellency Nana Akufo-Addo,  First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo, other dignitaries and top celebrities…

Prince Charles congratulates GUBA Awards on 10 years anniversary!

https://www.instagram.com/p/B3HLtikpPcK/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet

 

Dentaa and Civil rights activist Dr Naomi King. Dr Martin Luther King Jr sister in law - GUBA USA AWARDS
Dentaa and Civil rights activist Dr Naomi King. Dr Martin Luther King Jr sister in law – GUBA USA AWARDS

 

Check out some of the photos and videos below

 

Mary Spio Wins African Innovator of the Year Award At GUBA USA.
L-R H.E Rebecca Akufo-Addo, Dentaa & Mary Spio (African Innovator of the Year Award )

 

 

Mary Spio and Dentaa GUBA USA
Mary Spio and Dentaa GUBA USA

 

Afua Sam Studio D'Maxsi fashion designer @ GUBA USA 2019
Afua Sam Studio D’Maxsi fashion designer @ GUBA USA 2019

 

Mary Spio Wins African Innovator of the Year Award At GUBA USA.
Mary Spio and Simon Fuller

 

GUBA USA 2019 DENTAA

 

Sheryl Lee Ralph @ GUBA USA WARDS

MORE GUBA NEWS

Photo Credit: GUBA/SWAGOFAFRICA

 

GUBA USA - Miss United States Andromeda Peters
Miss United States Andromeda Peters @ GUBA USA

 

 

 

Ntokozo Mbambo GUBA USA

 

 

GUBA USA 2019 DENTAA

Miss United States Andromeda Peters - GUBA USA
Miss United States Andromeda Peters –Photo Credit: GUBA/SWAGOFAFRICA

 

 

54 Kingdoms at GUBA USA
54 Kingdoms with Paa Kwesi at GUBA USA

 

EVENT ORGANIZERS GUBA USA

GUBA Award is Here Again

GUBA was founded in 2010 (London) by Dentaa Amoateng.

Dentaa Amoateng, CEO GUBA Awards
Dentaa Amoateng, CEO GUBA Awards

 

The first edition of GUBA USA is scheduled to take place at The Pierre, A Taj Hotel, New York on Thursday, September 26th, 2019.

The categories include: Influential Artist Award, Creative Influencer, Ghanaian Association of the Year Award, Charity of the Year Award, Innovation in Science and Technology Award, Exceptional Contribution to Medicine.

Technological Achievement Award, Exemplary Achievement in Education Award, Young Woman in Science Award, GUBA Public Service Award, GUBA Young and Talented Award, Excellence in Africa Advancement Award, GUBA Student Excellence Award, Editorial Excellence Award and African Innovator of the Year Award.

‘Five African Presidents will grace the occasion as special guests of honour.

Special Guest, Legendary Hollywood producer and actor, Danny Glover

 17 Award Nominees, 11 Black Star Award Recipients’ GUBA

GUBA Awards USA, Five African Heads of States will be gracing the event
Five African Heads of States will be gracing the GUBA Awards USA.

 

The nominees are selected based on their appreciable contribution to the world.

GUBA Awards USA 2019 Black Star Award for African Innovator of the Year
GUBA Awards USA 2019 Black Star Award for African Innovator of the Year

 

Here is the list of categories and their nominees;

Ghanaian Association of the Year Award

The Association of Ghana Lawyers of America

Ghana Physicians & Surgeons Foundation

Virginia Association of Ghana Nurses

Ghanaian Engineer & Architects Association of America

Ghanaian Pharmacists Association

Guba Charity of the Year Award

Alexis Miranda Foundation

The Distant Relatives

African Health Now

Ceciyaa Foundation

Right to Dream USA

Guba Creative Influencer Award

54- Kingdoms

Afua Sam

Christian Sefa

Lovie Simone

Eric Adjepong

Larry Ossei Mensah

 

RECOMMENDED STORIES

 

Guba Influential Artist Award

Isaac Chukwu Udeh

Isshaq Ismail

Kwame Akoto-Bamfo

Kwesi Botchway

Lesley Kafui Semackor

Mohammed Awudu

Albert Dorgbadzi

Serge Attukwei Clottey

Caleb Nii Odartey Aryee

Prince Gyasi Nyantakyi

 

Guba Innovation in Science & Technology

Dr. Alexander Anim-Mensah

Murisiku Raifu

Iddris Sandu

Dr. Ave Kludze

The award ceremony will present the prestigious accolades to winners in all categories.

Credit: GUBA Awards USA

Hollywood actor and producer  Danny Glover was one of the VIP guest at the 2019 GUBA USA Awards that was held at The Pierre, A Taj Hotel, New York last month.

Danny Glover presented an award to Prof. Oheneba Boachie-Adjei for Winning the 2019 GUBA Award for exceptional contribution to medicine.

Prof. Oheneba Boachie-Adjei Wins 2019 GUBA Award for exceptional contribution to medicine with Danny Glover
Prof. Oheneba Boachie-Adjei Wins 2019 GUBA Award for exceptional contribution to medicine with Danny Glover – Photo Credit: Prof. Oheneba Boachie-Adjei

 

This is the 10th anniversary of GUBA and the first edition in USA.

The veteran actor spoke about movies, his trips to Africa, especially his recent visit to Ghana as part of The Year of Return program.

MORE GUBA AWARDS NEWS

He talked candidly about the nature of African films and the role African films played in the growth and development of his career, and about African making movies about themselves.
Danny Glover has worked in on films in so many African doing movies, playing Mandela in South Africa.
Other African Countries include Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Mali, Senegal and more.
In 1996 he produced the movie ‘Deadly Voyage’ in Takoradi, Ghana
Dentaa and Civil rights activist Dr Naomi King. Dr Martin Luther King Jr sister in law - GUBA USA AWARDS
Dentaa and Civil rights activist Dr Naomi King. Dr Martin Luther King Jr sister in law – GUBA USA AWARDS
He also spoke about about great African filmmakers and film directors such as:
Ghanaian film-maker Kwaw Ansah, Ousmane Sembène of Senegal, Djibril Diop Mambéty of Senegal, Cheick Oumar Sissoko of Mali
GUBA CEO Dentaa and Nicholas Buamah Wins Young And Talented Award At GUBA USA
GUBA CEO Dentaa and Nicholas Buamah Wins Young And Talented Award At GUBA USA

AFRICAN CELEBRITIES NEWS

 

In addition to the above, Danny Glove also spoke about 93 Days movie about Ebola virus disease in Nigeria and how they dealt with the crises.

He liked the fact that the drama included the actual doctors and was also told by Nigerians themselves…

It was such an honour to be in the same room one of our movie LEGEND!

 

Winners of the night lncludes:

Mary Spio – African Innovator of the Year Award

Dr. Thomas Mensah – GUBA Technological Achievement Award

Kwame Akoto-Bamfo –  Artist of the Year

Dr. Ave Kludze for Innovation in Science & Technology

Daphne Mashile-Nkosi – Industrious African Woman Award

Patrick Gyimah Awuah Jr. – Exemplary Achievement in Education Award and more

Photo Credit: Prof. Oheneba Boachie-Adjei/GUBA/SWAGOGAFRICA

 

Fashion Styles At GUBA USA Awards 2019

The 2019 GUBA USA saw wide variety of looks, between eccentricity and glamour!

So many fashion styles to choose from. In no particular order, we have selected few. Let us know who your favourite is and why?

 

L-R H.E Rebecca Akufo-Addo, Dentaa & Mary Spio (African Innovator of the Year Award )
L-R H.E Rebecca Akufo-Addo, Dentaa & Mary Spio (African Innovator of the Year Award )

Fashion designer Afua Sam of Studio D Maxsi’s beautiful maxi kente outfit caught our attention

Afua Sam Studio D'Maxsi fashion designer @ GUBA USA 2019
Afua Sam Studio D’Maxsi fashion designer @ GUBA USA 2019

 

 

DENTAA GUBA USA 2019

 

Mary Spio GUBA USA

 

 

 

Sheryl Lee Ralph @ GUBA USA WARDS

 

 

 

 

Miss United States Andromeda Peters - GUBA USA
Miss United States Andromeda Peters – GUBA USA

 

Event organisers GUBA

A.D.King Foundation and the Civil Rights activist,  Dr. Naomi King, sister in law to Martin Luther King Jr, was a special guest at the GUBA Awards USA held in New York on 26th September 2019.

Dr. Naomi King was honoured with Citation

 

 Dr. Naomi King, A.D.King Foundation and the Civil Rights activist GUBA

 

This year, 2019 is the 10th anniversary of GUBA Ent. and the first edition in USA.

 

Dentaa and Civil rights activist Dr Naomi King. Dr Martin Luther King Jr sister in law - GUBA USA AWARDS
GUBA Founder and CEO Dentaa and Civil rights activist Dr Naomi King

Dignitaries who graced the occasion  includes  President Akufo-Addo, Jean-Claude Kassi Brou ECOWAS President, Sheryl Lee Ralph
and more

GUBA USA 2019 DENTAA - President Akufo-Addo

MORE GUBA AWARDS NEWS

 

 

 

 

Civil rights activist Dr Naomi King and.Mary Spio, African Innovator of the Year Award

What an amazing successful event! Checkout some of the Attendees…

 

 

AFRICAN CELEBRITIES NEWS

 

 

Photo Credit: GUBA USA/Swagofafrica

 

Congratulations to Ashesi University President Patrick Awuah, for winning the Exemplary Achievement in Education Award At GUBA USA.

The GUBA USA is the first edition and the 10th Anniversary of GUBA Enterprise.

Cynthia Quarcoo, the Founder and Managing Partner CQ Legal & Consulting presented the Exemplary Achievement in Education  Award to Mr. Patrick Awuah Jr. 

 

 

MORE GUBA AWARDS NEWS

 

Other winners of the night are:

Mary Spio – African Innovator of the Year Award

Prof. Oheneba Boachie-Adjei – Exceptional Contribution To Medicine Award 

 

Dr. Thomas Mensah – GUBA Technological Achievement Award

Kwame Akoto-Bamfo –  Artist of the Year

 

Dr. Ave Kludze for Innovation in Science & Technology

Daphne Mashile-Nkosi – Industrious African Woman Award…
Checkout some of the Attendees…

Congratulations to Rosa Whitaker Duncan Williams for winning the Excellence in African Socio-Economic Advancement Award at The GUBA USA 2019, in New York last month.

MP Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, presented the award to Mrs Rosa Whitaker Duncan Williams

 

 

 

 

 

Rosa Whitaker is the CEO of  Whitaker group and the wife of Action Chapel Bishop Duncan Williams. 
She says she’s always loved Africa since from an early age, even though neither of her family knew anyone in Africa. 

 

 

First Lady Her Excellency Rebecca Akufo-Addo
First Lady Her Excellency Rebecca Akufo-Addo

Other winners of the night lncludes:

Mary Spio – African Innovator of the Year Award

Dr. Thomas Mensah – GUBA Technological Achievement Award

Kwame Akoto-Bamfo –  Artist of the Year

Nicholas Buamah – Young And Talented Award 

Dr. Ave Kludze for Innovation in Science & Technology

Daphne Mashile-Nkosi – Industrious African Woman Award

Nancy Abu-Bonsrah – Young Woman in Medicine Award and more

Dr. Yvette Appiah with Nancy Abu-Bonsrah

 

AFRICAN CELEBRITIES NEWS

 

 

Event Organiser  GUBA AWARDS USA

Congratulations to 8 year old author Nicholas Buamah for winning Young And Talented At GUBA Awards USA.

Nicholas Buamah is the author of Kayla & Kyle

 

GUBA CEO Dentaa and Nicholas Buamah Wins Young And Talented Award At GUBA USA
GUBA CEO Dentaa and Nicholas Buamah At GUBA USA

MORE GUBA AWARDS NEWS

 

Other winners of the night lncludes:

Mary Spio – African Innovator of the Year Award

Prof. Oheneba Boachie-Adjei – Exceptional Contribution To Medicine Award 

Dr. Thomas Mensah – GUBA Technological Achievement Award

Kwame Akoto-Bamfo –  Artist of the Year

Dr. Ave Kludze for Innovation in Science & Technology

Daphne Mashile-Nkosi – Industrious African Woman Award
Patrick Gyimah Awuah Jr. – Exemplary Achievement in Education Award

Nancy Abu-Bonsrah – Young Woman in Medicine Award

Simon Fuller – Public Service Award

Rosa Whitaker – Excellence in African Socio-Economic Advancement Award

Rachel Naa-Du Laryea – Student Excellence Award

Richelieu Dennis – Editorial Excellence Award

 

Photo Credit: GUBA USA/Nancy Abu-Bonsrah/ Dr. Yvette Appiah