Veteran Ghanaian Highlife don, Nana Kwame Ampadu is set to perform at this year’s edition of the Ghana-UK Based Achievement Awards (GUBA), organisers hinted.
Nana Ampadu, born on May 31, 1945 is one of the bedrocks of Ghanaian Highlife music with songs such as Obra, Agartha and Ebi Te Yie among a host of records.
Spearheaded by Akosua Dentaa Amoateng MBE, GUBA an umbrella organization, consists of GUBA Enterprise, GUBA Careers, GUBA foundation, GUBA Health and GUBA Awards, aimed at acknowledging the movers and shakers of various fields of endeavor based in Ghana and UK.
Specifically, the GUBA Awards is tasked with celebrating excellence among influential people who have caused positive changes in their societies.
GUBA Awards, since its inception in 2009, has honoured personalities such as Paa Kwesi Nduom, Anas Aremeyaw Anas among others.
This year’s nominees for the various categories 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
Dr (Mrs) Prospera Tedam
Hephzi Naa Ameley Tagoe
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
Jasmin Adjeiwaa Assanoh
GUBA Celebrity Humanitarian Award
Nathan Kwabena Adisi (Bola Ray)
Kwami Sefa Kayi
Livingstone Etse Satekla (Stonebwoy)
Kwame Nsiah-Apau (Okyeame Kwame)
Voting ends on June 10, after a mega media launch at the British High Commissioner’s residence on June 7. Attendance is strictly by invitation. The awards night is slated 14th July, 2018 at Intercontinental hotel, 02 London which would be preceded by a conference on July 13 at the same venue.
The main brain behind GUBA, Akosua Dentaa Amoateng MBE, is an award-winning UK-based Ghanaian entrepreneur, actress, singer, producer, manager and TV host. In 2016, she was awarded an by Her Majesty Queen .
She hosts the Dentaa Show which currently airs on OBE TV in London as well as Fox Life Africa on DSTV.
Next year’s edition of the GUBA Awards is expected to be in the United States of America (USA).