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

Music & Media Mogul, American Idol Simon Fuller won the Public Service Award At GUBA USA.

Singer Annie Lennox, Kate Wills of Malaria No More UK, Lewis Hamilton F1 world champion and Singer Geri Halliwell former Spice Girl endorsed Simon Fuller

The award was presented by President Nana Akufo Addo of Ghana and Actress Sheryl Lee Ralph to Film & TV producer, Artist manager Simon Fuller.

Simon Fuller Wins Public Service Award At GUBA USA
Sheryl Lee Ralph, SimonFuller and President Nana Akufo Addo

Receiving the GUBA Awards honors, Fuller expressed his love for Ghana. Even though he was not born in Ghana, he lived there with parents from age 5 to 10.

Mary Spio Wins African Innovator of the Year Award At GUBA USA.
Mary Spio (African Innovator of the Year) and Simon Fuller (Public Service Award winner)

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In the video below, he talks about how his love for music all started when he lived in Ghana as a child.

He had a very very happy life growing up in Ghana. His children have also visited Ghana…

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Simon Fuller founded Malaria No More UK in London about ten years ago. His charity aims at fighting against malaria.

In addition, Simon is also supports Amnesty International, Save the Children, Comic Relief, Greenpeace, Prince’s Trust, UNICEF and more.

Singer Annie Lennox, Kate Wills of Malaria No More UK, Lewis Hamilton F1 world champion
and Singer Geri Halliwell former Spice Girl endorses Simon Fuller

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The 2019 GUBA USA Awards took place at The Pierre, A Taj Hotel, New York on 26th September 2019.  This is the 10th anniversary of GUBA and the first edition in USA.

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 )

 

Congratulations to Mary Spio, the Founder and CEO and author of ‘It’s Not Rocket Science’ won African Innovator of the Year Award.

 

Mary Spio Wins African Innovator of the Year Award At GUBA USA
His Excellency The President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo and the First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo, Dentaa, Mary Spio and Music & Media Mogul, American Idol Simon Fuller

 

 

Mary Spio and Nana Akufo-Addo At GUBA USA
The most Powerful Black Woman in Tech  Mary Spio and Nana Akufo-Addo At GUBA USA

The award was presented by Mr. Joe Mensah, Managing Director of Kosmos Energy and Oppenheimer Faculty Director of Harvard University the distinguished professor Emmanuel K. Akyeampong.

 

 

”It’s an honor to represent innovators across 54 countries. I look forward to speaking at the African Forum during the United Nations General Assembly on charting Africa’s Future with Innovation.

 

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

 

It was a special moment to accept this award before His Excellency The President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo and the First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo.

Equally amazing are all the phenomenal winners” ~ Mary Spio

 

 

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

Mary Spio Wins African Innovator of the Year Award At GUBA USA.
GUBA USA 2019 – Mary Spio African Innovator of the Year Award

 

Top celebrities who graced the occasion includes Hollywood actor Danny Glover, Sarkodie, Samini and more…

 

 

Mary Spio Wins African Innovator of the Year Award At GUBA USA.
Mary Spio African Innovator of the Year Award Guba USA Awards

 

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Other winners of the night lncludes:

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

Dr. Oheneba Boachie-Adjei – Exceptional Contribution to Medicine Award

Patrick Gyimah Awuah Jr. – Exemplary Achievement in Education Award

Nancy Abu-Bonsrah – Young Woman in Medicine Award

 

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Simon Fuller – Public Service Award

Rosa Whitaker – Excellence in African Socio-Economic Advancement AwardRachel Naa-Du Laryea – Student Excellence Award

Richelieu Dennis – Editorial Excellence Award

Nicholas Jason Osei Buamah – Young and Talented Award

 

 

Huge congrats to all the winners! Great and amazing work by Dentaa and her Team!

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

Event Organisers: GUBA 

 

 

 

 

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

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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!

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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

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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

 

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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

Entrepreneur, actress, TV presenter and Akosua Dentaa Amoateng MBE is a year older today. Join us un wishing this talented lady and awesome birthday!

The award-winning media personality has been in the game since 1995 and still counting. She began her acting career at a younger age when she used to perform plays and talent shows.

Officially, she came into the limelight somewhere in 1995 when she starred in British TV series like EastEnders, Run Baby Run, Prime Suspect, Holby City and Judge John Deed.

Dentaa in 2005 began her singing career where she released a gospel album dubbed, “Wo Ye Nyame” which sold massively around the world and gained airplay on radio stations in Ghana.

She also produced and hosted a TV show known as the Dentaa Show in 2006 for three consecutive seasons. Other shows she has co-hosted on include, miss Ghana UK,2007, TV3 Mentor and Ghana Music Award, 2009.

In 2010, she was the presenter for Ghana’s premier make-over show, Darling Beauty Diaries.

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Dentaa has also made incredible achievements aside her usual profession.

She is the founder and CEO of Ghana UK Base Achievement (GUBA)awards, established in 2009 which is organised annually in Britain.

In 2013, she earned the award for the African women in Europe (AWE) for her recognition as the icon and role model to black women living in Europe.

She was awarded an MBE during her majesty queen Elizabeth II’s birthday honours in 2016.

Then in 2017 she won the Ghana Peace Awards Humanitarian Service Laureate in Accra, Ghana and was regarded as part of the 100 most Outstanding Women Entrepreneurs for her promotion for the Ghanaian community in the UK by the African Network of Entrepreneurs.

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She is also a fan of football and has supported some professional footballers in their rise.

She  has managed the likes of  Ghanaian striker, Asamoah Gyan and played an influential role in helping the Ghana national team, the Black Stars.

 

Her fans and fellow celebrities around the world, showered a lot of well wishes on her special day.

May God continue to bless

                                

 

 

Happy birthday to famous Ghanaian broadcaster and actress Anita Erskine. Join us in wishing this talented media personality and awesome day!

Anita Erskine was born on December 1978 in Jerusalem. The popular actress went to primary secondary schools in Accra and completed high school with excellent grades before moving to Ontario, Canada.

She studies Cultural Studies at Trent University. She initially hosted Ghanaian talk shows like TV3’s Mentor, MNET’s Studio53, and Cooking with.

 

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As an executive producer, she helped with the production of shows depicting the lives of Ghanaian women. Since 2017, she has been the founder and CEO at Anita Erskine Media.

Check out Anita Erskine at Guba USA below

 

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Her shows received numerous awards at Ghanaian and African award ceremonies.

 

Wishing a very Happy Birthday to Leleti Khumalo, the stunning and gorgeous Actress is a year older today! Join us in wishing the Multiple-Award winning star a wonderful birthday!  

 

 

 

Leleti Khumalo: Sarafina Then And Now…

Check out ageless Leleti Khumalo!  South African actress Leleti Khumalo is best known for her leading roles in the feature films Sarafina! 

(1992..she starred alongside  Whoopi Goldberg) She also played the character of  Busi Dlomo on Generations as Ngubane’s.

Some of the movies the South African, Multiple-Award winning star Leleti Khumalo has starred in iconic movies such as Sarafina, Cry, the Beloved Country, Hotel Rwanda, Africa United, Yesterday, Winnie Mandela…

 

What’s your favourite Leleti Khumalo movies?

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FBF: Check out ageless Leleti Khumalo!  South African actress Leleti Khumalo is best known for her leading roles in the feature films Sarafina! 

(1992..she starred alongside  Whoopi Goldberg) She also played the character of  Busi Dlomo on Generations as Ngubane’s.

 

Leleti Khumalo was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actress… Sarafina… Aaaaaaw what an amazing  lady!

Leleti Khumalo

 

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Award-winning actress Leleti Khumalo who is best known for her leading role in the movie Sarafina is a year older today!  

Join AfricanCelebs in wishing this phenomenal actress an amazing birthday… Wishing ‘Sarafina’ God’s richest blessings on her birthday and every day.

Born in 1970, in Kwa-Mashu township to the North of Durban, Leleti Khumalo took keen interest in performing arts.  She was a member of the youth backyard dance group Amajika led by the talented Tu Nokwe…

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Leleti Khumalo auditioned for Mbongeni Ngema’s musical in In 1985,  which became the iconic movie Sarafina! One of Africa’s best films to date! It is believed Mbongeni Ngema wrote the lead character of Sarafina with Leleti Khumalo in mind.

Aside Sarafina, which she starred alongside  Whoopi Goldberg in 1992,  Leleti also played the character of  Busiswe Dlomo on Generations as Ngubane’s, Yesterday and Hotel Rwanda Leleti Khumalo was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actress… she has won several awards….

What’s your favourite scenes in Sarafina?

 Happy birthday Jolie Femme!

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