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Fabrice Muamba’s Azonto dance in support of GUBA 2012 Awards

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Ex-footballer Fabrice Muamba did the traditional Ghanaian Azonto dance on stage in support of the highly anticipated GUBA Awards 2012 held on Saturday November 10th at the Park Plaza Riverside Hotel.

Fabrice and Eddie Kadi. Photo courtesy GUBA

It was a night of glitz, glamour and splendour. The third annual award exceeded expectations with a star studded guest list, spectacular entertainment, and delectable traditional food.

Fabrice Muamba doing the Azonto Dance on stage. Photo courtesy GUBA

Among the guests were GUBA patrons Hugh Quarshie (Holby City) and GB sprinter Jeanette Kwakye, London 2012 Olympian star Christine Ohurugu, Norwich City manager Chris Hughton, Ghana Black stars Coach Kwesi Appiah and general captain John Mensah.

GUBA Winner Philomena Kwao. Photo courtesy GUBA

His Excellency Mr Peter Jones, British High Commissioner in Ghana, Labour MP Diane Abbott, Sway and Nancy Dell’Olio amongst others.

Ghana Black Stars Coach Kwesi Appiah and Norwich City Boss Chris Hughton. Photo courtesy GUBA

Hosted by ITN news presenter Charlene White and Henry Bonsu of Colourful Radio, the euphoric atmosphere was filled with true Ghanaian pride and excitement and supported by business leaders such as Roland Agambire, Sam Ankrah, Sam Jonah, and Dr Mike Adebuga.

VOA presenter Nana Churcher.

The event was also supported by members of the entertainment fraternity, media and corporate sectors.  Individuals/organisations were recognised and awarded for their remarkable work and achievements in the Ghanaian community.

Beautiful and tasty nut cake design admired by a guest

The Trinity Baptist Church Youth choir kicked off the night’s performances which saw the chart topping artiste Jesse Appiah taking the stage to pay tribute to the GUBA Foundation in an epic performance. Other performers included the night’s Best Emerging Music Act winner, Mista Silva.

Patron Hugh Quarshie interviewed by The Africa Chanel

The event’s sponsors were all in attendance to present their awards. Western Union awarded a cheque for £1,000 pounds to the Best Charity Campaign winners, WAM Campaign (What about Me).

Ghanaian cultural dress on display

CEO and founder of GUBA Dentaa, in her opening speech expressed gratitude for the support the event has received over the years.  She also encouraged guests to become sponsors and advocates for GUBA in order to keep the organisation alive.

Nana Churcher and MeFiri Ghana ll

She said: “We are like stamps on an envelope; we’ll stick with it until we reach our destination.”

She pointed out that the GUBA awards is a platform for motivating young people and giving them positive role models. Dentaa also appealed for funds to support the GUBA foundation that aims to create autism awareness amongst the Ghanaian community.

GUBA sponsors and media partners: Jobyco, Western Union, The Voice Newspaper, The Africa Channel, The British High Commission, The Ghana High Commission, Vlisco, Ford Motor Company Ltd, Golden Tulip (Kumasi),  CaribDirect.com, Ghana Home Loans and Tetteh and Tetteh Advocates and many other radio, TV and online partners.

 

Have a look at GUBA Awards 2011:

 

THE WINNERS

Best Business 2012 Sponsored by Ghana High Commission in the UK

Armajaro Trading

Best Professional 2012 Sponsored by The Africa Channel

John Blavo

Efie ne fie 2012 Sponsored by Falcon Crest Ghana

Gloria Buckman Yankson

Best African Fusion Designer 2012 Sponsored by Vlisco

Anita Quansah London

Best Creative Writer 2012

Dorothy Koomson

Best Online Media Sponsored by The Voice Newspaper

My Joy Online

Best Ghanaian Event 2012 Sponsored by The Golden Tulip Kumasi

Ghana Party in the Park (Akwaaba Promotions)

Best Charitable Organisation 2012 Sponsored by Western Union

WAM (What About Me?) Campaign

Rising Star Award 2012 Sponsored by Ford Motor Company Ltd

Philomena Kwao

GUBA Humanitarian Award 2012 Sponsored by the British High Commission, Ghana

James Annan

Community Champion 2012 Sponsored by Ghana Home Loans

Lorraine Wright

Best Emerging Music Act 2012

Mista Silva

Best Student Achiever 2012

Gillian Appau

Special Recognition

6 years old, Eliza Joy Agyeman-Duah

International Recognition Award 2012

Patrick Quarcoo

Inspirational African Award 2012

Dr Mike Adebuga

Special Achievement Award 2012

Sam Jonah

Special Achievement Award 2012

Sam Ankrah

Special Achievement Award 2012

Roland Agambire

Special Achievement Award 2012

Dennis Tawiah

Sporting Achievement 2012

John Mensah

Posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award

Arthur Wharton

Holby City’s Jimmy Akingbola (L) and guest

About Ghana UK Based Achievement (GUBA) Awards 2012

The GUBA Awards is a non-profit awards ceremony celebrating the excellent achievements of Ghanaians living in Britain and acknowledging the valuable services of UK based organizations to Ghanaians in the UK or Ghana.  GUBA Awards is in its third year and aims at extending the awards to the wider African community in the UK.

For further information please contact:

George Ameyaw

07956945360

[email protected]

visit www.gubaawards.co.uk

The Voice Sports Editor Rodney Hinds and colleague

Holby City actor the charismatic Jimmy Akingbola a.k.a Mr Nice

Team GUBA

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