All you need to know about GUBA’s power woman Dentaa

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Lady Dentaa Amoateng MBE
Lady Dentaa Amoateng MBE. Photo credit: Instagram.
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Akosua Dentaa Amoateng is easily identified with Grow Unite and Build Africa (GUBA) – the Ghana UK Based Achievement (GUBA) Awards scheme that celebrates notable British-Ghanaians.

Dentaa’s loins are linked to Ghana and the United Kingdom because while she was birthed in 1983 at Juaso in Ghana’s Ashanti Region, she moved with her family to the UK aged five.

Dentaa’s Educational Journey

In the UK, Dentaa took her GCSE at the Walthamstow School for Girls and A Levels (Media Studies, Sociology and Performing Arts) at the Leyton Sixth Form College.

She holds a Degree in Nursing & Health from Buckinghamshire University.

While still a youth, she enjoyed performing in school plays and talent shows. Those skills would birth the Dentaa stage name and sire the entrepreneurial, acting, TV presenting, singing, production and managerial fortitude she’s come to be known by.

Dentaa Awards

Dentaa was awarded an MBE at Queen Elizabeth II’s 2016 Birthday Honors.

MBE being Member of the British Empire. It is the third highest ranking Order of the British Empire award (excluding a knighthood/damehood), behind CBE and then OBE.

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 2013, Dentaa was announced as the winner of the annual African Women in Europe (AWE) Award.

Acting and Show Hosting

Between the late 1990s and early 2000s, Dentaa appeared on British TV dramas including East Enders, Holby City, Judge John Deed, Run Baby Run, and Prime Suspect before moving into presenting, hosting television programmes on British and Ghanaian television including The Dentaa Show and reality TV music competition Mentor IV.

Dentaa Married Life

Dentaa has four children with husband named Nokware, Ewiaa, Adansie and Enijie respectively.

The Dentaa Show

In 2006, Dentaa produced and fronted a new TV show for British ethnic minority channel OBE (Original Black Entertainment) TV called “The Dentaa Show”. The 30-minute syndicated magazine programme, filmed in front of a live audience became Ghana’s most-watched entertainment programme. The show ran for three seasons.

Dentaa co-hosted Miss Ghana UK in 2007. In 2009 she co-hosted the Ghana Music Awards. In 2010, she presented Ghana’s first make-over show, Darling Beauty Diaries.

GUBA Awards

Dentaa founded the awards in 2009 with the first awards ceremony taking place in London, England, in October 2010.

Dentaa’s work in Sports  

Managed former Sunderland and Black Stars striker Asamoah Gyan.

In May 2012, Dentaa organised the launch of the Benjani Mwaruwari Foundation, set up by Portsmouth and Zimbabwe international Benjani Mwaruwari to build a football academy for underprivileged youths in Zimbabwe.

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.

In 2020, Dentaa was appointed by Asante Kotoko S.C. as their International Relations Manager.

Grammys African Nominee Brunch

Under the GUBA imprint, Dentaa and team hosted the first ever Grammys African Nominee Brunch for African artists nominated in various categories at the 65th Grammy Awards.

The Feb. 4, 2023 event in LA celebrated the nominations of stars including Burna Boy, Tems, Angelique Kidjo, Rocky Dawuni, Zakes Bantwini, Eddy Kenzo, Nomcebo Zikode and Wouter Kellerman.

The Recording Academy’s CEO, Harvey Mason Jr., and President of the Recording Academy, Panos A. Panay earned special invites.

GUBA Enterprise’s Founder and President, Lady Dentaa Amoateng MBE notes GUBA Enterprise is a social enterprise organisation dedicated to the advancement of diaspora Africans and Africans on the continent through various socio–economic programs and initiatives.

by michael eli dokosi/www.blakkpepper.net

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