The fifth GUBA edition was held on July 4, 2015 at Hilton London Metropole Hotel, Edgware Road, in London. The event was hosted by Afua Hirsch and Kwame Sefa Kayi. Jay Foley, legendary former Ghanaian boxer Azumah Nelson, Bola Ray, British High Commissioner Jon Benjamin, former first lady of Ghana Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings, Eddie Kadi, Afua, Diane Abbot were some of the people that attended the event.
The Compozers and Becca performed there. She was the closing act as well. Moreover, Mista Silva, Esi Amissah, Juliyaa and Jessie Appiah performed the GUBA Anthem titled ‘Arise Mama Africa’. It was produced by Myx Quest.
Popular Ghanaian-born fashion illustrator Peniel Enchill won the Artist Extraordinaire award while media and business mogul Bola Ray won the Media And Entertainment Award.
Below is the full list of the winners:
GUBA Young and Talented Award – Timothy Amadi
Outstanding Journalist And Broadcaster – Henry Bonsu
British Service Award – Anthony Pile
Pioneering Director – Amma Asante
Benevolence Award – Rev. Kingsley Appiagyei
Humanitarian Award – Daniel Amoateng
Artist Extraordinaire – Peniel Enchill
Media and Entertainment Award – Bola Ray
GUBA Inspirational Award – Dr. Joyce Aryee
Enterprise Mogul Award – Dr. Osei Kwame Despite
Best Student Achiever Award – Bradley Poku Amankwah
Exceptional Achievement Award – Dr. Kwabena Duffour
Business Entrepeneur Award – Nana Kwame Bediako
Posthumus Special Achievement Award – The late Komla Dumor, received by Kwansema Dumor
Sporting Legend Award – Azumah Nelson
Life Time Achievement Award – Prof. Edward Ayensu
GUBA Entertainment Icon – Idris Elba
Becca and Afua Hirsch. Photo credit: @afuahirsch
MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington Diane Abbott and former Ghanaian photographer James Barnor
Comedian Eddie Kadi and his younger brother. Photo credit: @comeddiekadi