Ghanaian broadcast journalist and a CEO Afua Asantewaa Aduonum has surpassed the Guinness World Record for the longest singing long distance race by an individual, finishing her attempt to break the record on Friday (29 December) by singing for an unparalleled 126 hours and 52 minutes.
Since Sunday, December 24, at midnight, the mother-of-three had been performing hundreds of Ghanaian songs consecutively at the Akwaaba Village in Accra until she successfully concluded her set.
Afua claims that even though she was clearly exhausted, breaking the record was just a dream she had for five days.
“It has been a smooth journey. I hope it will be an inspiration to women out there. There is a lot out there and if you put your mind to it you’ll achieve it,” the young mother-of-three added.
After master review by Guinness World Records, Afua Asantewaa will expect to beat the ongoing record-holder, Sunil Waghmare of India, who sang persistently for a noteworthy 105 hours somewhere in the range of 3rd and 7th March 2012. The record held by Sunil Waghmare was 102 hours.
Afua Asantewaa gave Ghanaians a lovely Christmas present as the Akwaaba Town turned into a main show scene for people from varying backgrounds, including politicians, celebrities in the arts and the entertainment industry and members of the security services.
Fans and dignitaries from all backgrounds have complimented her flexibility and outstanding determination as Ghanaians take to social media to hail her effort.
The attempt pulled in high-profile big names, including the president of Bhim Nation, Stonebwoy, KiDi, Kuami Eugene, Daughters of Glorious Jesus and the Rufftown Records artist Wendy Shay, Samini, Kwabena Kwabena, Sarkodie, dancehall artist Shatta Wale, actor Clemento Suarez, the Member of Parliament Sam George, Alan Kyeremanten, the media personalities Bola Ray, Naa Ashorkor and Berla Mundi as well as a host of others.