Akosua Dentaa Amoateng MBE, is an award-winning British Ghanaian entrepreneur, actress, TV presenter, singer, producer and manager. She was awarded an MBE in Her Majesty The Queen; Elizabeth II’s 2016 Birthday Honors. One year later in 2017, she received the Ghana Peace Awards Humanitarian Service Laureate in Accra, Ghana.
As an actress, she appeared on British TV shows including EastEnders and Holby City, before moving into presenting, hosting television programs on British and Ghanaian TV including The Dentaa Show and reality TV music competition Mentor IV. She also released a gospel album in 2005, “Wu Ye Nyame”.
Dentaa is an advocate for the Ghanaian community in the UK and in 2017 she was put on the list of 100 Most Outstanding Women Entrepreneurs in Ghana for her advocacy by The African Network of Entrepreneurs. In 2009 she founded the GUBA (Ghana UK Based Achievements) Awards, which recognizes the achievements of individuals and organizations “positively contributing to the Ghanaian community in the UK or Ghana”. In 2011, she was named in The Future 100 Awards as a “Young Social Entrepreneur” of the year for her work with GUBA.
In June 2013, Dentaa was announced as the winner of the annual African Women in Europe (AWE) Award, for her work in promoting Ghanaian achievement in the UK and for her charity work. Organizers described her as an “icon and role model to all African women living and working in Europe”.
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