Afua Asantewaa Aduonum, the ambitious contender who sought to break the sing-a-thon record, has officially submitted the conclusive evidence of her remarkable feat to the Guinness Book of Records for scrutiny and validation. The submission, including media engagements, was made on Saturday, January 6, 2024, as confirmed by Afua herself in a statement to the Daily Graphic.
Expressing optimism, the tourism ambassador conveyed her hope for inclusion in the prestigious Guinness Book of Records. Afua Asantewaa initially publicized her intention to sing for 117 hours but surpassed expectations, ultimately singing for an impressive 126 hours and 52 minutes, surpassing the existing record of 105 hours.
In a social media post, Afua highlighted the various records she believes she has set and broken during the sing-a-thon. These include being the first African to attempt the Guinness World Records for the longest singing marathon individually, the first female Ghanaian to perform continuously for 5 days, and the first Ghanaian and African female individual to sing and perform 120 songs.
Among her achievements, Afua proudly claims the title of the first unprofessional musician to perform continuously for five days and the first female Ghanaian to perform strictly Ghanaian songs for the same duration. She also asserts being the first African female/individual to perform continuously for five days.
In a reflective note, she acknowledged the divine orchestration behind her accomplishment, attributing the success to divine intervention. Afua stated, “What God cannot do doesn’t exist. This was God’s orchestration, not my might. My testimony is huge and unending. Not all humans will understand what happened between December 23 and 29, 2023. GOD DID!!!!!!!!!!”
As her submission undergoes review, the world awaits the official recognition of Afua Asantewaa Aduonum’s exceptional achievement in the Guinness Book of Records.