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GUBA 2015 – A Night of Elegance and Excellence

GUBA 2015’s Night of Elegance and Gathering of Excellence

A night of celebrating consistent achievers, motivational speeches and a fantastic gathering of British Ghanaians perfectly sums up the GUBA 2015 awards ceremony.

The Hilton Metropole Hotel, Edgware Road, London, was host to this year’s Ghana UK Based Achievement (GUBA) Awards which saw dignitaries such as the Former First Lady of Ghana – Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings, Ghana High Commissioner to the UK- HE Victor Smith, Mayor of Royal Borough of Greenwich – Norman Adams, Councillor John Fahy, Lord Hastings, Kwesi Kwarteng MP, Diane Abbott, and Baroness Doreen Lawrence.

Azumah Nelson

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The Kingston University Choir of the University Gospel Choir of the Year (UGCY), founded by former GUBA winner- Lorraine Wright, set the tone of the night with a melodic rendition of the Ghana National Anthem. They were shortly followed by comedian Simply Andy who gave a comedic delivery to the audience. Journalist Afua Hirsch and media personality Kwame Sefa Kayi were the hosts on the night.

The former First Lady of Ghana – Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings graced the stage to present the Pioneering Director Award to

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Amma Asante with award

Amma Asante.  An advocate for female empowerment, Mrs Rawlings stated:   “As African women, we have held our continent together. We have transformed our continent”, whilst expressing delight and admiration of the work of Amma Asante. Amma Asante dedicated her award to her father, whilst reflecting on the difficulty of success within the media industry – “I hope that my story is an inspiration for all” she concluded.

On receiving the Business Entrepreneur Award, Nana Kwame Bediako asserted the need for improvement in Ghana “We will work hard to change our country, to change Africa and to effect change – he concluded. Dr Kwabena Duffuor shared similar sentiments in his acceptance speech urging the audience that “we need to work to develop a country that our children will be proud to call their own.”

Several awards were presented by sponsors and supporters such as  Gillian Blavo  of Blavo and Co, Felix Nyarko-Pong CEO of uniBank Ghana, Eddie Kadi on behalf of Ultimalt and  Genevieve Boateng Head of Marketing ABN TV to name a few.

George Ameyaw (left), Dentaa (middle) and Jon Benjamin (right)

George Ameyaw (left), Dentaa (middle) and Jon Benjamin (right)

One of the surprises on the night involved a presentation from the GUBA Team to GUBA CEO Dentaa. The presentation was a reward for her resilience with the GUBA awards and her dedication to Ghana. Jon Benjamin, British High Commissioner to Ghana, handed over a family portrait, which was followed by a moving speech by Dentaa. Jon Benjamin in return was presented with a signed West Ham United FC Jersey for his continued support to GUBA.

Talented Ghanaian songstress Becca, ended the night with a soulful performance that entertained the crowd alongside the Compozers, which ended the night on a perfect note.

The GUBA 2015 Awards captured the essence of Ghana: unity, support and culture. It was a gathering of like-minded individuals with the objective to improve  Ghana and our continent Africa. The award ceremony will be shown on Sunday the 26th of July 2015 on ABN TV Sky 235.

Below are a list of the winners:

Peniel Enchill – GUBA Artist Extraordinaire Awards

Timothy Amadi – GUBA Young and Talented Award

Daniel Amoateng – GUBA Humanitarian Award

Bradley Poku-Amankwah – Best Student Achiever

Vanessa Hagan – Runner Up: Best Student Achiever

Black Star Awards

Amma Asante – Pioneering Director

Rev Kingsley Appeagyei – GUBA Benevolence Award

Dr Osei Kwame – Enterprise Mogul

Dr Anthony Pile – British Service to Ghana Award

Nana Kwame Bediako – Business Entrepreneur Award

Azumah Nelson – Sporting Legend

Dr Kwabena Duffuor – Exceptional Achievement Award

Prof Edward Ayensu – Life Time Achievement Award

Dr Joyce Rosalind Aryee – Inspirational Woman

Nathan Kwabena Adisi aka Bola Ray – Media and Entertainment Award

Mrs Kwansema Dumor on behalf of Komla Dumor

 

GUBA FOUNDATION EMBARKS ON CAMPAIGN TO SAVE BABIES

The GUBA Foundation, an African charity organization based in the United Kingdom has launched a campaign to raise funds to purchase incubators for deprived hospitals in Ghana.

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The campaign dubbed “Closing the Gap- Infant Mortality” is aiming at acquiring incubators to distribute to hospitals in Ghana to reduce the number of babies who die within a few days of birth due to inadequate equipment.

Out of a 1000 babies born each year in Ghana, 29 die within the first month of birth and 38 of those that survive the first month do not live to see their first birthday.

 

About 166 infants die each year before the age of one in deprived communities in the Brong Ahafo, Northern and Upper West regions of Ghana.

According to a report by Joy FM, an Accra-based radio station, 19 babies died at the Dormaa Presbyterian Hospital in Ghana from January to April of this year because the only incubator in the hospital broke down last year and has not been replaced.

The report said hospital officials are using surrogate wooden incubators fitted with bulbs to preserve the lives of new born babies. A situation which beggars believe in this day and age of technology and more especially in a country like Ghana.

The Chief Executive Officer and Founder of GUBA Foundation, Dentaa, said; “it would be an unprecedented form of inhumanity if citizens of this world do not react to this catastrophe.

No child should die because institutions in society, and its citizens consciously denied them their ultimate right of life. We must do the little we can to help save these children”.

GUBA Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation that seeks to address problems and issues relating to poverty, disability and health in Ghanaian and African communities in the United Kingdom and Ghana. The Foundation’s vision is to provide awareness, support, and guidance to the families, encourage strong community cohesion and ensure that communities have access to the services that they require.

 Through its mother organization-GUBA (Ghana UK Based Achievement) Awards and its successful non-profit business and innovation awards, the charity has developed a reputation for transforming ideas into reality and embracing new challenges. The foundation has previously supported children and families living with Autism.

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 We are appealing to all communities worldwide to help the foundation achieve its goal of reducing infant mortality by donating incubators or any amount in the three ways outlined below:

  1. Please donate a maximum of £10 by simply texting the word GUBA00 followed by the amount to 70070 e.g. GUBA00 £10
  2. Visit our fundraising page: https://www.justgiving.com/gubafoundation/
  3. You can also send a cheque, made payable to GUBA Foundation, to 459 Prince Regents Lane, London E16 3HX. Please include a letter with your cheque stating your name and address.

 

Media Contacts:

George Ameyaw

GUBA Awards

Head of PR/ Marketing/ Sponsorship

Email: George@gubaawards.co.uk

Mobile: 00447956945360

 

Reginald Ofori Kyere

Email: reggie@gubafoundation.org

Mobile: (+233) 0546093969

 

Website: www.gubafoundation.org

Twitter: @GUBAFOUNDATION

 

 

Infant Mortality

Infant Mortality is the death of children less than one year of age. Infant Mortality Rate is the probability of a child dying between birth and exactly one year of age, expressed by 1000 live births. Infant Mortality Rate in Africa is 60 deaths per 1000 live births, five times higher than Europe where just 11 infants die out of a 1000 births. Ghana`s Infant Mortality rate stands at 38 deaths per 1000 live births. Overall, Ghana`s Child Mortality Rate(  Children who die before the age of five) is 78 deaths per 1000 live birth, far from its Millennium Development Goal Target of 43 deaths per 1000 live births as at 2015.

 

 About GUBA Foundation

GUBA Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation that seeks to address problems and issues relating to poverty, disability and health in Ghanaian and African communities in the United Kingdom and Ghana. The Foundation’s vision is to provide awareness, support, and guidance to the families, encourage strong community cohesion and ensure that communities have access to the services that they require.

 

 Me Firi Ghana (@Me_FiRi_GHANA)

British Ghanaians: Lost In Translation?

Presenter Ortis Deley is on a quest to discover the root causes of the decline in Ghanaian languages, being spoken in London, amongst British Ghanaians. Inspired by his own lack of fluency in a Ghanaian language, Ortis is intrigued by the stories of other successful British Ghanaians, who aren’t all fluent Ghanaian language speakers either.

He aims to encourage Ghanaians everywhere in Britain to learn their languages and therefore further embrace their cultural identity.

A few members of the Me Firi Ghana team and other influential Ghanaians within the Diaspora community feature in the show. We commend how the producer managed to bring the Ghanaian community together for this show but what is very relevant is the theme, as the question remains, are young Ghanaians (in Ghana and the Diaspora) more connected to Ghana but less aware of our cultural roots/identity? especially in regards to the Ghanaian language? watch the show and have your say below…

 

DATE OF TRANSMISSION6th March 2015 (Ghanaian Independence Day!)

TIME7pm

PROMOTIONAL VIDEO ADVERThttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yy4Gb2RvUm0

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Please connect with us on FB and twitter. Join the language debate and encourage people to learn a dying language to keep it alive!

FACEBOOKhttps://www.facebook.com/britishghanaianslostintranslation

TWITTER: @OHTV @sparklelightpro #lostintranslation

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GUBA EXPO 2014 …..

A Spectacular Showcase Of Ghanaian Products In The Royal Borough of Greenwich!

GUBA Expo, a two day Business event held at the Charlton Athletic Football Club on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th November 2014, sent the Royal Borough of Greenwich buzzing

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The GUBA Expo, powered by GUBA Awards, was an event connecting Ghanaian Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs) with procurement experts, with the aim of cementing trade and business relations between the UK and Ghana. The expo was endorsed and attended by several dignitaries including: Ghana Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative ArtsMrs Elizabeth Ofosu-Agyare, Greenwich and Woolwich MP Nick Raynsford, Mayor of Greenwich David Grant, Councillor John Fahy and a host of other invited guests.

The expo commenced with a message read on behalf of Hon Victor Smith, the Ghana High Commissioner to the UK, in which he expressed his support for the GUBA Expo and the necessity of strengthening trade relations between Ghana and the UK.

The Ghana Minister of Tourism – Mrs Elizabeth Ofosu-Agyare also emphasised the need for more initiatives like the GUBA Expo in promoting Ghanaian businesses. There are a range of impressive investment opportunities in Ghana and the Made in Ghana products on offer today are just a sample of what we have to offer as a people. I urge everyone to invest and support Made in Ghana products” she added.

Project Manager Gillian Appau said the event ‘’will mark the beginning of opening exciting new doors of trade and economic opportunity for Ghana and the UK.’’

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Councillor John Fahy, Deputy Leader of Greenwich echoed this sentiment, commending the efforts and emphasised the importance of this joint venture in the Greenwich community.

The first day of the expo targeted established SMBs and upcoming start-ups. Workshops and discussions were held and successful brands; Blue Skies and Uncle John’s Bakery documented their rise to success and overcoming obstacles in business.

Speakers from various professional backgrounds also advised attendees on diverse topics relating to business growth. John Kennedy and Sarah Talland from Wildbore and Gibbons LLP, led a workshop on Protecting Your Brand, touching on topics such as trademarking and copyright. The Business Strategy workshop was covered by Bradley Rood from HASLERS whilst Darren Peiris from Barclays, covered the workshop on Business Proposition &Start-Up Funding. The Going Global on a Budget workshop was covered by Kubi Springer of She Builds Brands, Franklin Boateng advised on Improving Online Presence through Social Media, and Mavis Amankwah of Rich Visions concluded with a workshop on How to Pitch for Business and Win Contracts. The workshops moderated by Arnold Sarfo-Kantanka of MeFiRi Ghana and Andrea Opoku of Green Bean Marketing were well attended and highly informative. Speakers offered insightful business strategies for continuous growth, and attendees were offered a wealth of information and business contacts.

Attendees flocked to the products on offer on the second day of the expo. Products from Cosmetics to fashion accessories were available for purchase. Exhibitors on the day were: Black Secret Makeup, Selina Beb, Sheabutter Cottage, Obeliver Drinks, African Cases, Glory Roots, Kaela de Jean, UP Life Honey, Choco Revo, Acote Collections, Yaa Ataa Couture, Puréte Nature, Native Greetings, Shiela’s Kitchen and JN / Ghana International Money Transfer.

The CEO of PAKs Cosmetics, representatives from Tesco, ASOS and other buyers, were also in attendance. Exhibitors had the opportunity of pitching their product to these buyers.  Scott Burrell of Tesco was very impressed with the products on show and was keen on stocking two of the products on display.  CEO of Pak’s cosmetics which has over 28 stores in the UK was interested in stocking the Shea butter products.

Mayor David Grant expressed his delight at the products on offer “they are so many unique and vibrant products. I am especially impressed by the affordability of it” – he expressed.

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Dentaa Amoateng CEO of GUBA added: “The main aim of this event was to create a direct link which connects SMBs to distributors. The GUBA Expo met my expectations because it was a great opportunity for the SMBs to speak to the buyers and get valuable tips on how to market their businesses and utilize Social Media. The seminars on day one were very informative and the SMBs have expressed how educational it was and the number of tips they will be implementing into their businesses. There is also a great possibility that products from three of the businesses, will be making their way into Tesco and ASOS”

Over the course of both days, the theme was clear: Small and Medium Businesses have fantastic products to offer, positively impacts the economy and all is needed is for the gap between production and distribution to be closed.

More photographs from the event can be found on our social media portals:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gubaawards?fref=ts

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GUBAAwardsUK

For further information on the GUBA Expo, visit- http://www.gubaexpo.co.uk

Instagram @gubaexpo

About Ghana UK Based Achievement (GUBA) Awards:

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

For further information please contact:

George Ameyaw                                                                     Claudia Andrews

GUBA Head of PR                                                                       Head of Social Media

00447956945360                                                                    claudia@gubaawards.co.uk

george@gubaawards.co.uk

 

From the UK to Ghana: Bridging The Gap – Managing Autism

AACT and GUBA Foundation striving to manage Autism for the Better

Mrs Serwah Quaynor noticed something.

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She had been struggling to cope with raising a child with Autism: a developmental impairment of communication, socialisation and creative play. It is a spectrum disorder of many different subsets, which presents at childhood – a lifelong impairment of development which can only be managed, not cured. The condition affects one in every 100 people in the UK, which means that over 100,000 people living with the condition come from black or ethnic minority (BME) communities.

Autism presents many difficulties in a social context, where it is common to find autistic people display difficulty in forming friendships or even displaying affection. Autism, along with its pitfalls and difficulties, can also present with amazing nuances, with approximately 10% of autistic people excelling in a specific skill set at a level far above average e.g. calendar calculation, photographic memory or the ability to disassemble/reassemble complex constructs.

Autism is an extremely complex spectrum disorder, with an incredible amount of variation observable from patient-to-patient. This makes it a condition where a great deal of intricate specialist need is required to manage it adequately. Mrs Quaynor had become all too aware of the difficulties in managing a child with Autism; the nuances of dealing with a child with Autism; the specialist support her child needed.

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Specialist support, which she noticed was few and far between in Ghana

Many would have remained sitting down, bemoaning the deficiencies in the world around them. But like all great people, Mrs Quaynor decided that if there was a lack in the system, she would take the initiative to resolve it. To make life easier for herself, and the many families struggling with Autism.

Enter the Autism Awareness Care and Training Centre, set up by Mrs Quaynor in 1998 to cater to the needs of Autistic children/young adults and their families. She utilised her own need as a platform to reach down and help those in similar need. This organisation has done incredible work over the years to make autistic everyday life a little easier to manage. And such organisations are ably supported by ventures such as the GUBA Foundation, the not-for-profit gorgeous creation of the much-renowned and multitalented Dentaa Amoateng, who has been featured here on the Me Firi Ghana Blog.

Based in the UK, GUBA Foundation has done tremendous work in bridging the gap of autism awareness in the UK and in Ghana. GUBA Foundation’s 2014 mission is clear. It’s time for Ghana to be dragged kicking and screaming into the upper echelons of autism awareness, to create better lives and better opportunities for autism families and patients. As Dentaa points out “Attitudes to autism in Ghana remain an obstacle against empowering communities. People still have no idea what Autism is and those that do know still believe that it is linked to curses. Stigmatisation is such a problem that some parents would rather prefer to hide these special children than have them live freely within their community. It’s a really worrying situation and the main reason why the GUBA Foundation is taking the autism awareness session we have been doing in the UK to Ghana in 2014

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Dentaa makes a great point, and it’s a point I have made in the past. Education is the key to change. The drive to make things better and make things happen is non-existent if people are not aware that such a need exists. The GUBA Foundation is planning to take its autism message to Ghana in a week-long campaign which will include bringing autism experts to Ghana, visiting autism schools and churches, and training workshops for parents to boost their understanding of the condition.

The AACT and the GUBA Foundation are putting in hard work to help drive out misconceptions and create a better and more tolerable lifestyle for those who deal with Autism every day. We also must strive to knock down the misconceptions about the condition which are rife in our community. We all have work to do, to bridge the gap, and help manage autism better

Jermaine Bamfo (@Dr_Jabz27)

For more information about autism, symptoms and causes, as well as initiatives you can take part in to support increased awareness and help out those with autism and their families, please visit http://www.gubafoundation.org/ & http://www.aact.org.gh/ #BridgeTheGap.

 

GUBA Awards 2013

 GUBA’s night of excellence did not disappoint

 

The showpiece event for UK/Ghanaian community took place at the Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel on the Embankment, London on 16 November. The 4th annual GUBA Awards had aura of anticipation about it and as I waited in the lobby of the Park Plaza I could sense the excitement building. Team Me Firi Ghana were out in force to capture the best moments of the event and of course support our very own Creative Director, Samuel Mensah who was up for the Rising Star Award.

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The ceremony started with the national anthem sang by the Trinity Youth Baptist choir in all black ensemble who captured the hearts of the audience and would set the tone for an inspiring evening . As guests We were promptly introduced to our hosts; from ITV news Charlene White and Vox Africa’s Henry Bonsu who would  guide us through the evenings events which included an opening speech from GUBA patron Hugh Quarshie; “GUBA exists to celebrate achievement and promote investment” he said confidently from the stage.

So now we knew why we were all here on to the awards! One of the first to be given out was for the RLG development award which went to Edward Tagoe of Namdi Mobile fame. Edwin Broni Mensah founder of the crtically acclaimed Give Me Tap movement deservedly won the entrepreneur of the year award.

One of the most inspiring awards was the Student achiever gong won by Jason Ochere. The student from South London was a budding actor and footballer had joined the Labour Party aged 15, worked as a researcher and caseworker for the Deputy Prime Minister, was studying for a Masters in Oxford and had achieved this all whilst tragically losing his father. As he went up to recieve his award he spoke words of encouragement to the audience and serenaded us with a brief song. Ten Year old Lewis Appiagyei, a junior motor driver was the winner of the young & talented award and struck a confident pose alongside Mista Silva who presented him with the award.

Arguably the biggest cheer was reserved for the man of the moment, Fuse ODG who unsurprisingly won the music artist of the year. He came up to the stage to rapturous applause and it was clear from the moment his name was announced as a nominee on the big screen he would win. During his acceptance speech he was classy in paying homage to his fellow nominees and reiterating his aim to promote the “TINA” (This is new Africa) mantra.

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There were also special awards and praise for certain individuals. Although not presented with an award British High Commissioner Peter Jones a sponsor and supporter of GUBA for a couple of years was given a signed Everton football Jersey which was a nice touch by the organizers. Kanya King MBE founder of the MOBO’s , Archbishop Kwaku Frimpong Manson & Herman Chinery-Hesse (CEO the SOFTtribe Limited) were also all recipients of special achievement awards on the night.

As GUBA founder Dentaa Amoateng ended the night by paying homage to her family and team of organizers/volunteers (none of whom are paid by the way). It was left to the live house band to play us out and for the audience to reflect on an evening that did not only celebrate outstanding achievement within the Ghanaian community but also inspired all to aim for greater things. Roll on 2014!

The full list of winners can be found on the official GUBA website – http://www.gubaawards.co.uk/the-awards/nominations/2013-nominees-winners/

 

Ben JK Anim-Antwi (@Kwesitheauthor)

GUBA: What is the significance?

The most prestigious event on the British/Ghanaian calendar takes place on the 16th November 2013

 

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The feeling of being recognised for your talent amongst your peers is on which cannot be understated which is just one of the reasons the Ghanaian UK Based Achievement Awards is so important. The one of a kind event founded in 2009 by Entrepreneur Dentaa Amoateng  is the only award ceremony to specifically recognise Ghanaian achievement. Now in its fourth year it is more popular than ever with a stellar list of supporters and sponsors including the British High Commission, Cherie Blair, Namcy Dell’olio, Invest in Africa and MoneyGram to name just a few.

There are 12 award categories this year including; Blavo Young Entrepreneur of the Year, African Fashion Fusion Designer of the Year, Arik Air Young and Talented Award & British High Commission Charity of the Year (which Me Firi Ghana’s charitable arm WAM Campaign won last year).

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Me Firi Ghana’s very own creative Director Samuel Mensah has been nominated for the Rising Star Award for his amazing work with the design industry in the UK. So he is definitely one to look out for in the coming years whether he wins or not.

GUBA is a non-profit organisation which donates proceeds towards charitable schemes operating within the Ghanaian community. What is particular significant about GUBA is it’s charitable arm, the GUBA foundation. Not satisfied with just showcasing and celebrating Ghanaians on a yearly basis Dentaa and her partners went further by creating the foundation alongside the awards realising that there were also various needs in the community that needed addressing. Their present focus is autism. With the aim wanting to change  peoples perception to see autism ‘not as a disability but as a different ability’. They want the community to be open; to be honest; to support one another and want to give them access to all that they need and they truly believe they can achieve this.

Essentially what the GUBA’s have done is create a platform where British Ghanaians can be celebrated. Which in turn has created a culture of aspiration amongst the Ghanaian community in the UK safe in the knowledge that these will be celebrated on a yearly basis creating a  network of achievers. This is bound to create a legacy in our community which will be felt for years to come.

GUBA Awards & Foundation Me Firi Ghana salutes you!

This years event is set to take place on Saturday November 16, 2013 at 6:30 PM – Sunday, November 17, 2013 12:00 AM (GMT) at the Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel, London.

Tickets for the event can be purchased at http://guba2013.eventbrite.com

Ben JK Anim-Antwi (@Kwesitheauthor)

Introducing Dentaa Amoateng…

GUBA Founder & Entrepreneur Dentaa creating a legacy within the Ghanaian community that will be felt for decades to come!

 

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Dentaa Amoateng first came to my attention around 2007 whilst watching the now defunct OBE (Original Black Entertainment) channel on Sky television. I remember thinking how assured a presenter she was comparing to some of the other Ghanaian presenters I had watched later. Since then I took a keen interest in her career ever since and can say it is both heartening and inspiring to see what she has achieved to date. Here is her brief story;

After a career in acting and singing Dentaa produced and fronted a new TV show for OBE titled”The Dentaa Show” in 2006. The 30-minute  programme, explored the Ghanaian and African entertainment scene through interviews with celebrities, coverage of entertainment The show was Ghana’s most-watched entertainment programmeand in its first year, scored the highest ratings in first-run syndication in the 18 – 40 years demographic, out-performing established talk shows.The Dentaa Show ran for a further three seasons.

However arguably her most significant achievement was the founding of non-profit organisation the Ghana UK Based Achievement (GUBA) Awards in 2009.Dentaa decided to set up the awards as she felt that there was nothing out there promoted and enriched Ghanaian heritage The first awards ceremony took place in London, England, in October 2010

GUBA was the first ceremony of its kind to specifically recognise Ghanaian achievement and has since been endorsed by dignitaries and organisations including The Ghana High Commission to the UK & Ireland, The British High Commission in Ghana, The Ghana Ministry of Tourism, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and wife Cherie, Lord Paul Boateng, Diane Abbott MP and FIFA President Sepp Blatter.

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Dentaa’s achievements with GUBA were acknowledged in 2011 when she was announced as one of the “Young Social Entrepreneurs of the Year” in the annual Future 100 Awards.

in June 2012, Dentaa helped the Arthur Wharton Foundation present a statuette of Arthur Wharton — the first professional black football player — to FIFA President Sepp Blatter.The Arthur Wharton Marquette Statue is now displayed in the presidents’ lounge at FIFA headquarters in Zurich

 July 2013 saw Dentaa win the Most Innovative African Woman in Europe Awards at the prestigious African Women in Europe awards which was setup to reward and acknowledge influential African women in Europe. Organisers described her as an “icon and role model to all African women living and working in Europe! That is some compliment and one Dentaa will surely be humbled by.

Her endorsement and commitment to the development of sport was also evident in September 2012 when she attended Me Firi Ghana’s very own Future of Sport debate alongside Benny Bonsu, Andy Ansah and Kwaku Mensah.

Dentaa Amoateng Me Firi Ghana salutes you!

On 13 November 2013 Dentaa took part in a live twitter interview with yours truly! here is a brief insight into how it went;

MFG: Congratulations on winning African Woman in Europe 2013. Your family must be so proud?

Dentaa: Thank you! It was an overwhelming honour to have one this award and I am very great full for the people who supported me

MFG:  Fuse ODG is representing Ghana internationally do you think GUBA 2012 winner MistaF2DSilva is next to blow?

Dentaa:  I would strongly hope so Mista Silva is fantastic! We need to get behind him. Fuse has done us proud and it is only upwards from here for him!

MFG: Name 3 things you love about Ghana?

Dentaa: Only 3! Goodness. I’d say the food, Weather and family. There is no place like Ghana anyone who hasn’t been needs to go!

For the full interview follow us on twitter (@Me_FiRi_GHANA) and view our timeline.

Ben JK Anim-Antwi (@Kwesitheauthor)

Autism awareness

GUBA to hold Autism event in London

 

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Dentaa is an active figure both in Ghana as well as the UK –  I tell you this multitalented woman deserves a round of applause , a busy woman and yet the hard work continues .  Aside from her previous acting career and presenting, she is also known as the founder of the Ghana UK Based Achievements (GUBA Awards), as well as the GUBA foundation charity. The GUBA foundation was established whilst working on the GUBA awards. Let’s just say there’s plenty more blossoms to come from this wonderful lady.

Whilst on her journey she realised that alongside the awards for recognition and celebrations , deep within the Ghanaian community lies unanswered questions regarding the needs of the people , needs important to  us all such as: :  disability, education, poverty and health.

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… Why?  Her aim is to change people’s perceptions of Autism merely as a Disability, but get people to think of it as a different ability. Through this wonderful event she simply asks for: Honesty, support and for us to be open-minded, this way people can gain access to services available to them.

Aim:

Connect & support families with Autism, through providing support & guidance to carers

Deliver culturally sensitive Autism training and provide awareness to the specified community

Highlight achievements, gifts and unknown talents of people with Autism

 

The Autistic Event

This is a family friendly event and suitable for all age groups. If you just want to gain knowledge or an insight this event would be just great for you.

Venue: Bernie Grants Arts centre

Date: Saturday 27th April 2013

For more information visit : http://www.gubaawards.co.uk/guba-foundation-autism-event/

 

Contact:

Twitter @Dentaa_show

Facebook Dentaa show

We’re all ignorant… but if we take the time to educate ourselves. If we think differently we can kill ignorance.

 

By Cloudia

Me Firi Ghana scoops award at GUBA 2012!

Me Firi Ghana’s WAM Campaign wins ‘Best Charity Organisation’ at GUBA Awards 2012!

Last Saturday night marked another landmark event in the Ghana/UK social calendar – the annual Ghana UK Based Achievement (GUBA) Awards. Over the last couple of years, GUBA has built on its reputation as the must-attend event on the Ghana/UK social calendar, and as it had done so with its predecessors,  GUBA 2012 definitely lived up to expectations.

The brainchild of Ghanaian media personality Dentaa, GUBA awards rewards Ghanaians in the UK who have significantly contributed to their community. From businesses and entrepreneurs to fashion designers, music artists to community workers, GUBA recognises exceptional individuals and organisations of Ghanaian heritage.

Held at the prestigious Park Plaza Hotel in central London, the night was definitely one of glitz and glamour, and attending celebrities adding a touch of glam on the red carpet included Ghanaian rapper ASEM, Holby City star and GUBA patron Hugh Quarshie, footballers Fabrice Muamba and John Mensah, Ellen Thomas, Jeanette Kwakye and Jimmy Akinbola.

ITV newsreader Charlene White and TV host and radio presenter Henry Bonsu did an excellent job as hosts for the event, and overall the night was a resounding success. Providing entertainment for the night were Mista Silva, J Appiah, the Davidson Band and Eddie Kadie and Fabrice Muamba, who took to the stage to perform the azonto! A list of GUBA 2012 winners can be found here.

However, the highlight of the evening for me was when Me Firi Ghana’s WAM (What About Me) Campaign won the Best Charity Organisation. With 2012 being WAM’S third year running, the response we’ve received so far has been overwhelming, and we at Me Firi Ghana would like to take this opportunity to thank every one of you who voted for us and for supporting what Me Firi Ghana stands for.

*As you all know Christmas for us at Me Firi Ghana means one thing – WAM Campaign!! This year’s WAM will be in Ghana from the December 20-30th 2012, so to those of you going back to the motherland during this period and want to help out, we’d love to hear from! Getting involved in WAM is an opportunity to give back to those less fortunate, so let’s come together to make a difference. We look forward to seeing you guys!*

For further info on WAM:

Website: www.wamcampaign.org

Follow Us : @WAMCampaign

Email: info@wamcampaign.org

MTV Base Meet’s with MTN Feature of WAM Campaign

My company and charity featured on MTV Base Africa:

By Yaa Nyarko