SOBA:UK honors those individuals yearly whose passion for achievement and a better community contributes to an uplifting existence for us all. This October 18th at the 2014 Convention gala, in Wokefiled Park De Vere Venues, Reading, their breakthrough achievements will be recognised.
Nominations are now open until the 8th of October. If you know someone whose achievements in any of the listed categories is worth recognising – follow the links on the page to announce this person/s’ achievements – http://www.sobaintheuk.org/recognition-awards.
The following individuals and/or groups are excluded :- any members of the SOBA:UK Executive.
Please use the form on this website to nominate. Check out the categories at http://www.sobaintheuk.org/recognition-awards
Chris & Margaret Esapa
2013 Supporter of SOBA:UK Award
Chris & Margaret where awarded the Best supporter of SOBA:UK award at the 2013 Convention in Reading for continuously showing support for Sasse ex-students in the UK and supporting our events. Other Nominees were Mr & Mrs Martin Etule and Marie Malange.
2013 Best Artist Award
Debra Debs was awarded the Best Entertainer award as a fledging artist who had made strides to appear in the mainstream Soul & Jazz music scene out of London UK. Other nominees were Bonito Ewunkem and Marie Solange Ndelley.
2013 Best Writer Award
Agbor Silvanus was awarded the Best Writer award for his series of research books including Society and Human Behaviousal Patterns. Other nominees were Victor Ebai and Constantine Nana.
2013 Community Builder Award
Chris Nasa was awarded the Community Builder award for sustained community work for years noted in the recent Cameroon Forum group and many charities run by him. Other nominees were Samson Ndaga and Dr Carol Tah.
Dr Theodore Ngatchu
2013 Professional Role Model Award
Dr. Theodore Ngatchu was awarded the Professional Role model award in 2013. Other nominees were Dr Felix Fombon and Dr Nelson Enonchong.
2013 Business Role Model Award
Divine Ndumu was awarded the Business Role model award in 2013. Other nominees were Evaristus Wete and Richard Nfor.
The new email service launched in April 2015 features connectivity benefits for SOBA:UK members. The aim of this service is to provide you with an @sobaintheuk.org specific email address which you can synchronise with your mobile and / or also receive copies of emails to your current email account.
This was in response to demands for reliable email services for members. The final solution allows you to access an inbox focused soltely on Soban correspondence without the clutter of your other personal email or enduring the pain of spam blockers used by the big email providers especially Yahoo, Google and Hotmail. The new email service has seen a good uptake amongst Sobans and the feedback has been 100% positive. SOBA:UK’s publicity team lead Koffi Mensah: “this piece of technology would greatly facilitates advancement of the group’s project outcomes and keeps a fresh sense of achievement within the group all around”.
Your @sobaintheuk.org email also features easy integration with Outlook, online calendars and email filtering.
We also provide this service free of charge to the public and other alumni groups. Email email@example.com for more info or use the form below.
For the first time in our history, a seating president from SOBA:UK was present, participated with valor and candor during the deliberations and even left a gift for SOBA America. How nice of you Ayuk. You are a true leader and we wish you well as your draw your visionary prototype to carry SOBA:UK to a place they have never been. We also saw a mystical move to get the convention hosted for the first time outside the continental boundaries of the USA.
Richard & Ayuk, your very presence in Minnesota was the highlight of everything. You guys were the VIP of VIPs. That was a big sacrifice you made to fly across from Europe and I hope your expectations were met.Hopefully, we can replicate the success of MN in Montreal Canada next year and that will be a different challenge. The 79ers were well represented, and you could see our vibrance in all the events from Friday through Sunday.
All Sobans of the Minnesota chapter and those who came from far out as the UK to the deep south of Texas, I sincerely thank you and I am sure you are telling the stories of this convention as I write this email. Please keep singing the song till the next one comes around.
Beltus Ntopi, President, Soba America
Ayuk, It was a pleasure seeing you and spending time with you again (twice within 3 months after not seeing each other for more than 20 years). I would have loved to spend more time with you guys but as you have already alluded my involvement in the grand scheme of things was very important for the success of this year’s convention. Again thank you for paying a visit and for the great memories. Stay blessed!
Great write up though and kudos to the organizers of the wonderful convention. It was really a blast! So glad to see Lacteal and Whippi again. Are we planning to meet in the UK on October?
Kevin Nana, Vice President, Soba America
The SOBA:UK Annual Summer Convention is one-of-a-kind; the most prestigious gala within the Cameroon UK community. With the launch of the Recognition Awards in 2013 at Reading, the annual event is a much sought-after platform for celebrating Cameroonian talent and achievement.
(R)= Residential event
2018 – The SOBA UK Residential Convention at The Hilton at St. George’s Park, Sep 21 – 23 (R)
2017 – The SOBA UK Residential Convention at Dunchurch Park, Nov 10 – 12 (R)
2016 – The SOBA UK Residential Convention, Hilton Coventry (R)
2015 – The Reading Residential Party, Wokefield Park, Oct 18-19th (R)
2014 – The SOBA UK Convention, Leicester City Rooms Convention (R)
2013 – Sasse Party, Reading, Oct 12th -13th (R)
2012 – The Cocktail Party, Leicester, Oct 6th -7th (R)
2011 – UK-Life Summit, Manchester, Oct 15th -16th (R)
2010 – SOBA UK’s 25th Anniv Champagne Soiree, Chingford, Oct 9th-10th (R)
2009 – Higher Standards, Walsall, Sep 17th
2008 – Health Is Wealth, Leicester, Sep 20th
2007 – Health and Healthy Living, West Bromwich, Sep 8th
2006 – Harwich Convention, Harwich, Jul 23rd
2005 – Hackney Marshes London
2004 – SOBA UK Convention, Lambeth, London, Aug 8th