LIVESTREAM: Watch Afua Asantewaa’s Guinness World Record Singathon attempt

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Ghanaian journalist and women’s rights advocate Afua Asantewaa Owusu Aduonum has embarked on her Guinness World Records (GWR) singing marathon, also known as a singathon.

In her pursuit of the world record, she aims to sing for a duration ranging between 117 to 120 hours.

Focusing exclusively on songs from Ghana, particularly celebrating Highlife, Hiplife, and Gospel genres, Miss Aduonum, a staunch advocate for women’s empowerment, plans to adhere to GWR regulations, which limit each song to a maximum of two minutes, allowing song repetition only after a four-hour interval.

The current record, set in 2012 by Indian Sunil Waghmare, stands at 105 hours, a mark that Aduonum is determined to surpass. The singing marathon, scheduled for December, has already garnered significant support from Ghanaians on social media.

While some express doubt about her ability to break the current record, others believe that with widespread backing from Ghanaians, she stands a chance of achieving success.

Miss Aduonum has allocated the period between December 24-27, 2023, and an additional nine hours for her world record attempt. This initiative follows the recent recognition of 26-year-old Nigerian chef Hilda Baci, also known as Hilda Effiong Bassey, by GWR for the longest marathon cooking session at 93 hours and 11 minutes in June.

However, in November, Irish chef Alan Fisher surpassed this record with an impressive time of 119 hours and 57 minutes.

Afua Asantewaa aims to sing about 2,300 Ghanaian songs for about 117 hours or more to break the Guinness World Records’ longest singing marathon. Her singing marathon, initiated on Sunday, December 24, will conclude on Wednesday, December 27, at Akwaaba Village, near Hajj Village.

Guinness World Records, an iconic British reference book published annually since 1955, catalogues remarkable human achievements and natural extremes. Formerly known as The Guinness Book of Records until 1999, it was also referred to as The Guinness Book of World Records in earlier United States editions.

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