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Saturday, April 15, 2017

2017 GUBA Awards Nominees Announced – See Full List

The anticipated launch of the GUBA 2017 Awards took place on Monday the 10th of 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 3rd of 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 commences on Wednesday the 12th of 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 the 20th of April 2017.   Nominees for the aforementioned categories will be condensed to 4 nominees and announced at the GUBA Ghana Launch on the 21st of April, 2017 at the British High Commissioner’s residence.
Voting ends on the 30th of April 2017, with the winners being announced at the main event in London on Saturday 3rd 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 4 Nominees on 20th 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 4 Nominees on 20th 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 4 Nominees on 20th 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 the 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:

    Madie Arkutu – Female Influential Leader
    Apostle Dr. Kwadwo Safo – Innovative Pioneer
    Anas Aremeyaw Anas – Exceptional Journalist
    Michael K. Obeng – Humanitarian Spirit
    Dr Paa Kwesi Nduom – Excellence in Business, Ghana
    Mr & Mrs Mensah – Enterprising Business Award
    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, MakeUp Ghana. Material Sponsors: Vlisco, Kente Queen, ACOTE and Travel Sponsor – Faze 2 Services.