The 2019 GUBA USA Awards took place at The Pierre, A Taj Hotel, New York on 26th September 2019.  This is the 10th anniversary of GUBA and the first edition in USA.

Mary Spio Wins African Innovator of the Year Award At GUBA USA.

L-R H.E Rebecca Akufo-Addo, Dentaa & Mary Spio (African Innovator of the Year Award )

 

Congratulations to Mary Spio, the Founder and CEO and author of ‘It’s Not Rocket Science’ won African Innovator of the Year Award.

 

Mary Spio Wins African Innovator of the Year Award At GUBA USA

His Excellency The President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo and the First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo, Dentaa, Mary Spio and Music & Media Mogul, American Idol Simon Fuller

 

 

Mary Spio and Nana Akufo-Addo At GUBA USA

Mary Spio and Nana Akufo-Addo At GUBA USA

The award was presented by Mr. Joe Mensah, Managing Director of Kosmos Energy and Oppenheimer Faculty Director of Harvard University the distinguished professor Emmanuel K. Akyeampong.

 

 

”It’s an honor to represent innovators across 54 countries. I look forward to speaking at the African Forum during the United Nations General Assembly on charting Africa’s Future with Innovation.

 

Mary Spio Wins African Innovator of the Year Award At GUBA USA.

Mary Spio and Simon Fuller

 

It was a special moment to accept this award before His Excellency The President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo and the First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo.

Equally amazing are all the phenomenal winners” ~ Mary Spio

 

 

Other African Presidents includes Alpha Condé President of Guinea,President of Madagascar, Andry Rajoelina, and President of Burkina Faso, Roch Marc Christian Kaboré. 

Mary Spio Wins African Innovator of the Year Award At GUBA USA.

GUBA USA 2019 – Mary Spio African Innovator of the Year Award

 

Top celebrities who graced the occasion includes Hollywood actor Danny Glover, Sarkodie, Samini and more…

 

 

Mary Spio Wins African Innovator of the Year Award At GUBA USA.

Mary Spio African Innovator of the Year Award Guba USA Awards

 

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Other winners of the night lncludes:

Dr. Thomas Mensah – GUBA Technological Achievement Award

Kwame Akoto-Bamfo –  Artist of the Year

Dr. Ave Kludze for Innovation in Science & Technology

Daphne Mashile-Nkosi – Industrious African Woman Award

Dr. Oheneba Boachie-Adjei – Exceptional Contribution to Medicine Award

Patrick Gyimah Awuah Jr. – Exemplary Achievement in Education Award

Nancy Abu-Bonsrah – Young Woman in Medicine Award

 

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Simon Fuller – Public Service Award

Rosa Whitaker – Excellence in African Socio-Economic Advancement AwardRachel Naa-Du Laryea – Student Excellence Award

Richelieu Dennis – Editorial Excellence Award

Nicholas Jason Osei Buamah – Young and Talented Award

 

 

Huge congrats to all the winners! Great and amazing work by Dentaa and her Team!

 

Mary Spio Wins African Innovator of the Year Award At GUBA USA.

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GUBA Awards USA 2019 Black Star Award for African Innovator of the Year