The nominees for the 2018 GUBA Awards was announced on Tuesday the 22nd of May 2018.  This list recognises the trailblazing individuals and companies who represent the very best of Ghanaian talent within the UK and Ghana.

The GUBA Awards is a non-profit organisation which donates proceeds towards charitable schemes operating within the Ghanaian community and provides an engaging platform for promoting greater cultural diversity in the UK as well as raising the profile of Ghana.

The winners will be announced after a public vote, during the awards ceremony at the InterContinental Hotel in Greenwich on Saturday 14th July. Endorsed by the President of Ghana, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the 2018 GUBA Awards will be the largest ever in the awards eight-year history.

Dentaa Amoateng MBE, founder and CEO of GUBA Enterprise commented: “The 2018 GUBA Awards celebrates a record number of talented Ghanaians as nominees. We congratulate all the nominees as GUBA Awards continue to uncover role models who are breaking through stereotypes and strengthening ties between the UK and Ghana.”

The nominees for this year’s awards are as follows:

GUBA Efie Ne Fie Award

Eric Andoh (Starbites)

William Quagraine (Gold Coast)

Claudia Lumor (Glitz Africa)

Nana Adjei (FK Lounge)

GUBA Leisure & Tourism Award

Royal Senchi Hotel

African Regent Hotel

Aqua Safari Resort

Coconut Grove Resort

GUBA Professional of the Year Award

Charlotte Boaitey

Dr (Mrs) Prospera Tedam

Hephzi Naa Ameley Tagoe

Poku Osei

GUBA Innovation & Technology Award

Nelson Boateng (Nelplast Ghana Ltd)

Ivy Barley (Developers in Vogue)

Nicholas Bortey (Liranz Ltd)

Farida Nana Efua Bedwei (Logiciel Ltd)

GUBA Associations Award

Ghana Nurses Association

Ghana Doctors and Dentists UK

Ghana Society Luton

Ghana Union Bradford

GUBA Rising Diaspora Award

Bernard Adjei

Sarah Owusu

Joshua Oware

Jasmin Adjeiwaa Assanoh

Afua Adom

GUBA Celebrity Humanitarian Award

Nathan Kwabena Adisi (Bola Ray)

Kwami Sefa Kayi

John Dumelo

Livingstone Etse Satekla (Stonebwoy)

Martha Ankomah

Kwame Nsiah-Apau (Okyeame Kwame)

To vote for any of the above categories, kindly visit . Voting ends on Sunday the 10th of June 2018.

Judges play a crucial role in the GUBA Awards, especially in the shortlisting of nominees for the awards. The shortlist ensures that nominated individuals fit the respective categories. The judges for the GUBA 2018 awards are: Kofi Addo – Minister Counsellor for Trade and Investment, Sonia Meggie- Founder of Inspirational You, CEO of Funky N Chunky, Samuel Boateng – Co-founder of ‘Build and Master, Musah Idriss – CEO of Next Innovation Africa, Founder of Rising Africa, Paul Akwaboah – Creative Director of Access Media, Lorraine Wright- Founder of University Gospel Choir of the Year and Richard Tandoh – Portfolio Associate at Global Innovation Fund.

Speaking on the nomination process, GUBA Judge Richard Tandoh adds

“I enjoyed being a GUBA Awards judge.  It is pleasing to see what is being achieved by British-Ghanaians and Ghanaians alike.  I was particularly impressed by some of the strides being made by the younger members of our community – very encouraging.  I look forward to seeing who the public ultimately choose.”

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