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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)

MFG Debate – Future of Sports

Mefiri Ghana Debate – The Future of Sports in Ghana

 

Mefiri Ghana is proud to officially announce its first series of Future of Ghana Debate, with the first debate – Future of Sports in Ghana – taking place on 21st September at the Chelsea Theatre in London. After a hugely successful test run of the event in June, the debates will now take place in earnest each month, so make sure you regularly check the blog for venues and dates.

This month’s debate is all about sports, so if you’re a sports fanatic yourself or have friends and family members who are aspiring for a career in a sports related field, then this event is definitely for you! Or if you’re just passionate about Ghana, the debate is the right platform for you to come along and share your views with others.

 

The panel members confirmed for the debate are as follows:

Andy Ansah: Having worked with the likes of Pele, Cristiano Ronaldo, Jessica Ennis, Mo FarahRonaldinho, Nike, Adidas, Wayne Rooney, Roger Federer and more, Andy Ansah is now on Me FiRi Ghana’s panel for the Future of Sport Debate Forum 

Watch what Andy had to say here: Click Here

 

Dentaa: Not only is Dentaa the Ghana UK Based Achievement Awards founder, but she is also the great Asamoah Gyan‘s Manager. Dentaa has helped to profile Ghanaian’s living in the Diaspora and bring you up close and personal with members of the Black Stars

Watch what Dentaa had to say here: Click Here

Benny Bonsu: Having worked closely with the Premier League to establish the Kicks Programme, to working with Basketball stars around the world to producing London 2012 Olympic Basketball Benny is now on the panel for the Me FiRi Ghana Debate Forum

Watch what Benny had to say here: Click Here

 

Kwaku Mensah: K Men Media Executive Producer & Trace Sport Head of Content 

Kwaku has produced material for leading sports production companies and worked up close with sports stars such as Chelsea’s Florent Malouda and Michael Essien, Arsenal’s Johan Djourou, Didier Drogba, Evander Holyfield and more and now Kwaku is now on the panel for the Me FiRi Ghana Debate Forum

Watch what Kwaku had to say here: Click Here

 

The debate is an opportunity for Ghanaians to come together and share ideas as well as connect and network with like-minded individuals so make sure you do not miss it!

This is a ticket event only. For more information and tickets go to: Futureofghana.eventbrite.com

Come and let’s move Ghana forward!

By Yaa Nyarko