Afua Asantewaa Owusu Aduonum completed her Guinness World Record attempt for singing marathon in 126 hours and 52 minutes.
The Ghanaian women’s rights advocate, journalist, and event organiser began her attempt on December 24, 2023, with the goal of beating an Indian record.
She was advised to quit after 126 hours and 52 minutes by her team, led by Dr. Grace Buckman, who cited exhaustion as the reason.
She is awaiting confirmation from Guinness World Record judges.
If validated, Asantewaa’s attempt would have broken the record for the longest sing-a-thon, which was set in 2012 by India’s Sunil Waghmare.
After receiving medical assistance behind a screen onstage, Asantewaa addressed her supporters, saying she had lost track of time throughout the five-day endeavour.
She hoped that her accomplishment would encourage women and young people across the country.
She thanked the Akwaaba Village’s musicians, lawmakers, and security personnel.
Meanwhile, at 6 p.m. tonight, JOYPrime, in collaboration with the Ghana Tourism Authority, will organise an all-white thanksgiving event at the same location.