Guinness World Record: Afua Asantewaa wraps up Singathon record with 126 hours

By Majesty 3 Min Read

Afua Asantewaa Aduonum finally called it quits and completed the challenge with 126 hours to her name, surpassing the official 105 hour mark set by India’s Sunil Waghmare, the current Guinness World Record holder, after 5 days and a few hours of singing over standing, lying down, sitting, and squatting to sing over 1000 songs.

The tenacious and unwavering champion for women began her attempt to set a Guinness World Record for the longest solo singing marathon on December 24, 2023, and continued until midnight on December 29, 2023.

For what duration did Afua Asantewaa sing?

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Afua Asantewaa Aduonum performed for 126 hours, 52 minutes, and a few seconds without a formal record. Considering this, she completed 21 more hours in addition to Sunil Waghmare’s 105 hours from 2012.

Who holds the record for the longest singing marathon as of right now?

Sunil Waghmare, a well-known Indian singer, currently holds the Guinness World Record for the longest continuous singing marathon—105 hours.

Sunil Waghmare, a renowned singer, received honors from his city for securing a place in the Guinness World Record for the longest singing marathon. 

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Initiating his musical journey at the age of 14, Waghmare completed three basic music classes, crediting his guru, Bhaskarrao Moroney, for imparting comprehensive knowledge and expertise.

What lies ahead for Afua Asantewaa and her Singathon?

Having surpassed and established a new time record of 126 hours, Afua and her team will now submit their evidence to the Guinness World Record board for review. It is important to acknowledge that adjustments might be made to the reported 126 hours due to factors such as time delays.

Throughout her challenge, Afua Asantewaa allowed herself a mere 20-minute break after every four hours, yet the former beauty queen and emerging journalist demonstrated resilience, delivering over 1,000 songs. 

The overwhelming support from Ghanaians, who gathered in large numbers at Akwaaba Village, some even staying overnight, contributed to her success.

The final step involves Guinness World Records reviewing the evidence submitted to make an official announcement regarding whether she achieved the feat or not. 

Until then, Afua Asantewaa has brought pride to the country by showcasing strength and courage, emerging as a mini star who has demonstrated that Ghanaians can accomplish anything with determination and passion.

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