Afua Asantewaa Aduonum seeks to break Guinness World Record

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A Ghanaian woman Afua Asantewaa Aduonum is ready to break a Guinness World Record currently held by an Indian man since 2012. The journalist and entrepreneur who got the approval from the GWR board to embark on the ambitious adventure will have to surpass the time of Sunil Waghmare, 105 hours to break the record.

Afua Asantewaa Aduonum is expected to hold the Singa-ton between December 24 and 27 in her attempt to break and set the new world record for the longest singing time.

Announcing the news, Afua Asantewaa shared parts of the email from GWR that confirmed the approval. “We are pleased to inform you that your application has been accepted under the following title: Longest singing marathon,” parts of the email stated.

According to her, it is only Ghanaian songs she will sing during the contest. The aim is to promote Ghanaian music with a focus on gospel, highlife and hiplife. “This attempt is strictly for Ghanaian songs – we’re doing this to promote Ghanaian songs, from gospel, highlife, hiplife… name it,” she stated.

Afua Asantewaa Aduonum, Ghanaian journalist who is embarking on a Singathon to break the Guinness World Record for longest singing hours by an individual
Afua Asantewaa Aduonum, a Ghanaian journalist who is embarking on a Singathon to break the Guinness World Record for longest singing hours by an individual.

The venue for the event is not known yet. She said details would be announced later. But her bold decision has already earned the praise of Ghanaians with several high-profile personalities including musicians and politicians taking time to congratulate and encourage her.

Among the list of persons who sent support is Charles Nii Armah Mensah, a.k.a Shatta Wale. The dancehall musician took to social media to express his support. He said, “I wish I will be there to support this lady ….You can do it !!! Let’s goooo,” with the Ghana flag emoji. The he added, “I don’t know you from anywhere but I want to support and boost your confidence and also let you know you are winning hands down.”

Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko, a top politician also joined in, expressing admiration for her courage while wishing her the best. “I do not know her but I admire her courage, desire and capacity to challenge herself to be the best in the world in something. And, if it does turn out that she has an amazing voice, as well, I sincerely hope she uses it to break more singing records! Wishing you all the best.”

Meanwhile, she will be expected to perform at least 3,200 Ghanaian songs lasting between 117 and 120 hours. She cannot repeat songs unless after a four-hour interval and each song is limited to two minutes.

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