Dentaa Amoateng is the founder of non-profit organisation the Ghana UK Based Achievement (GUBA) Awards. Dentaa decided to set up the awards as she felt that there was nothing out there promoting and enriching the Ghanaian heritage. The first awards ceremony took place in October 2010, London, England. 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.
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.
July 2013 saw Dentaa win the Most Innovative African Woman in Europe Award 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 mode” to all African women living and working in Europe!