After singing continuously for 105 hours over 4 days, Ghanaian journalist Afua Asantewaa Aduonum has unofficially surpassed the marathon singing record held by India’s Sunil Waghmare. She performed this remarkable vocal feat from December 24-28, 2023.
The talented mother of three took on the challenge of singing for the longest duration by an individual. She sang a wide repertoire of Ghanaian songs with just a brief 20-minute break allowed every four hours to rest her voice.
But Afua did not stop at 105 hours – she carried on singing to reach 120 hours total to set a new benchmark that could stand untopped.
Large crowds gathered to support Afua’s attempt at the Akwaaba Village, inspired by her perseverance. Numerous high-profile figures like Ghana’s Vice President, famous musicians, actors, and athletes came to witness her vocal marathon.
Now Afua must submit evidence to Guinness World Records for review before her achievement can be verified officially.
Regardless of the outcome, she has already proven her amazing singing stamina and mental fortitude within her. Afua has unified Ghanaians through this feat displaying the power of perseverance.
She has transformed herself into a star and representative of Ghana’s potential for success when its citizens work collectively. Ghanaians await Guinness’ impending announcement to see if Afua will formally hold the new record for the longest singing marathon.