Afua Asantewaa Afua Asantewaa’s sing-a-thon attempt unsuccessful – Guinness World Records states


In an attempt to break the longest singing marathon previously held by Sunil Waghmare which stands for 105 hours plus 52 minutes the Indian, and halfway across Africa to West Africa Ghana precisely a bold lady decided to throw in the challenge.

Afua Asaantewaa perhaps embarked on the record unprepared as the high and low pitches of the sounds could only be mastered by a professional singer who has a depth of strength in vocals and can withstand the stress that comes with it.

Guinness World Records therefore declared that Afua Asantewaa’s attempt to establish the record for the longest individual singing marathon was not successful.

In a tweet on Friday, February 23, 2024, sighted by GhanaWeb, the official response read: “Unfortunately Afua’s Guinness World Records attempt for the longest singing marathon was not successful, but we hope that she will make another attempt soon. We’ve seen how inspirational it has been for her fans.”

On December 24, Asantewaa embarked on a mission to break the Guinness World Record for the longest singing marathon. She was the toast of December in GH as she sang for 126 hours and 52 minutes. She initially planned to end on 27th December; however, after consultation with her team, she decided to sing continuously for five days.

Akwaaba Village in Accra graced the event, near the Kotoka International Airport, and saw thousands in attendance in their bid to support her and be part of history.

Among some of the showbiz personalities that graced the occasion were, Kwabena Kwabena,  Sista Afia, Afronitaa, Cina Soul, Clemento Suarez,  Nana Ama McBrown, Efya, Lawyer Nti, Piesie Esther, Akuapem Poloo, Delay, and OB Amponsah also thronged the venue demonstrating their collective support for the event.

The good part of the story is that her funds of $750 have been refunded to her, a fee she paid to speed up her review of the record, she disclosed that the initial fee was $650 but due to some banking charges incurred the sum amounted to $750.