When life hands you lemons turn them into lemonades – Afua Asantewaa remains hopeful after disqualification


Afua Asantewaa who almost defied the odds when she attempted a Guinness World Record sing-a-thon – longest individual singing marathon – has reacted to the disappointment with a ray of hope.

This follows an unsuccessful verdict issued on February 23, 2024 by the organizers of the award scheme.

Afua after an hour of reading the news replied telling her fans she will now embark on a new course which she will tell the public soon.

“The news of the outcome of my Sing-a-thon attempt came a few minutes as I was preparing to host a gala dinner and the launch of the Lebanese Scholarship Alumni Network attended by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

“I would announce my next line of action in a few days. Thank you all for your love and support. When life hands you lemons, turn them into lemonade. Success is sweetest when snatched out of the jaws of defeat,” Afua said in a Facebook post on February 23, 2024.

Guinness World Records, in a tweet on Friday, February 23, 2024, officially declared that Asantewaa’s attempt to break the record was not successful.

Their tweet 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.”

The Akwaaba village graced the occasion near the Kotoka International Airport where she amassed a cluster of support from the populace, especially from media personalities alike, among them were sista Afia, Akuapem Poloo, Nana Ama Mcbrown, and many others.