The 5th Edition of Ghana UK Based Achievement Award, GUBA took place at the Hilton Metropole Hotel, London in July 4. The ceremony hosted by Kwami Sefa-Kayi and Afua Hirsch saw musical performances from Becca, The Compozers and Chris of Vodafone Icon’s fame led by the ICGC Choir.
The GUBA Posthumus Special Achievement Award went to the late Komla Dumor, which was received by her wife, Kwansema Dumor for his contribution to the media in Ghana and beyond. Dr. Kwabena Duffor was honoured with the GUBA Executional Achievement Award, Dr. Kwami Despite was honoured with the GUBA Enterprise Mogul, and the list goes on, and on.
The GUBA Awards ceremony is a platform for celebrating excellence and exceptional achievements by Ghanaians and to honour extraordinary accomplishments of those in the UK and Ghana.
Here is the full list of the winners:
- Life Time Achievement Award – Prof Edward Ayensu
- GUBA Exceptional Achievement Award – Dr Kwabena Duffour
- GUBA Enterprise Mogul – Dr Osei Kwame
- GUBA Entertainment Icon – Idris Elba
- GUBA Special Posthumous Award– Late Komla Dumor
- GUBA Media and Entertainment Award – Nathaniel KwabenaAdisi (Bola Ray)
- GUBA Sporting Legend – Azumah Nelson
- GUBA Inspirational Woman– Dr. Joyce Rosaline Aryee
- GUBA Benevolence Award –Rev Kingsley Appeagyei
- GUBA Humanitarian Award– Daniel Amoateng
- GUBA Outstanding Journalist and Broadcast Personality– Henry Bonsu
- GUBA British Service to Ghana Award–Dr Anthony Pile
- GUBA Business Entrepreneur Award – Nana Kwame Bediako
- GUBA Young & Talented Award – Timothy Amadi
- GUBA Best Artiste Extraordinaire– Peniel Enchill (A fashion illustrator)
- GUBA Pioneering Director– Amma Asante (Belle)
- GUBA Student Achiever of the Year– Bradley Poku-Amankwah