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Awarding Outstanding Journalist And Broadcast Personality: Henry Bonsu

Awarding Outstanding Journalist And Broadcast Personality: Henry Bonsu

Broadcaster and conference host Henry Bonsu will receive a GUBA Outstanding Journalist and Broadcast Personality award on the 4th July 2015. The Ghana UK Based Achievement (GUBA) Awards, held annually to recognise and celebrate success of Ghanaian individuals and businesses in the UK, shall take place this year at the Hilton Metropole Hotel in Edgware Road, London.

Currently, Bonsu is an international MC and has hosted summits at the UN General Assembly in New York, as well as Brussels, Kigali and Abidjan, to name a few. This work specialises on global economic development, with a particular focus on Africa. Bonsu also hosts business events such as the Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards, the African Banker Awards and the Global African Investment Summit, and he is a member of the Equality and Diversity Committee of NHS England.

A graduate from Magdalen College, Oxford University, Bonsu initially worked as a researcher, and producer on popular current affairs programmes, such as: BBC Radio 4’s Today and BBC 2’s Black Britain, and as a presenter on BBC London 94.9, and a panellist on The Wright Stuff on Five. He was a major investor in Colourful Radio, the former DAB and satellite station, securing interviews with the biggest names in UK politics, and tackling burning issues in our community.

Bonsu has been an analyst on Sky News and Al Jazeera, presented shows on satellite channels such as Vox Africa and BET International, and has worked as a print journalist for specialist newspapers like The Voice and Caribbean Times, as well as mainstream papers such as The Times, Express, The Guardian and The Evening Standard.

The Outstanding Journalist and Broadcast Personality Award that Bonsu will receive is one of GUBA’s Black Star Awards. These are reserved for consistently dedicated and prosperous individuals in their prospective fields within the Ghanaian community - Bonsu being a perfect example due to hisunwavering commitmentand positive impact in media. The recipients of the Black Star Awards were chosen by GUBA’s advisory board; including Jon Benjamin, British High Commissioner to Ghana; John Blavo, founder of Blavo & Co Solicitors Ltd; and Jonathan Howard, CEO of the Business Council for Western and Southern Africa.

Alongside the Black Star Awards, there are three voting categories: Artist Extraordinaire Award, GUBA Humanitarian Award and GUBA Young and Talented Award. Voting for these categories can be done via http://osikiapp.com/guba/ with winners being unveiled on the night.

GUBA 2015 promises to be an entertaining and inspirational night, filled with live music, great food and a glamorous ambience.

Tickets for the GUBA Awards 2015 can be purchased via www.gubaawards.co.uk .

To get a feel of the GUBA 2015 Awards, a preview of the launch can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Twf3zp3eUi4 .

Find out more about what to expect on the night via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9LuImY-OyQ

About Ghana UK Based Achievement (GUBA) Awards 2015

The GUBA Awards is a non-profit awards ceremony celebrating the excellent achievements of Ghanaians living in Britain/Ghana and acknowledging the valuable services of UK based organizations to Ghanaians in the UK or Ghana. GUBA Awards is in its fifth year and aims at extending the awards to the wider African community in the UK.
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