Afua Asantewaa’s Singing Odyssey: Chasing Records & Inspiring Melodies For 126 Hours-52 Minutes

By Edem Latsu Nukafu

Ghanaian media practitioner and event organizer Afua Asantewaa Aduonum in a remarkable feat of vocal endurance and musical passion embarked on a quest to shatter records and etch her name in the annals of musical history.
Starting on December 24 and concluding on December 29, Asantewaa undertook an extraordinary endeavour to set a new record for the longest singing hours ever, awaiting confirmation from the Guinness Book of Records.

Asantewaa’s marathon singing session unfolded over six consecutive days, a test of vocal resilience and sheer determination. With each passing hour, she delved into an eclectic repertoire, embracing genres from traditional Ghanaian melodies to contemporary hits. The Airport – Akwaaba Village atmosphere was filled not only with her enchanting voice but also with a sense of anticipation as the local community rallied behind her ambitious endeavor.
Notable figures that pass through to support her was the Vice President of Ghana, His Excellency Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia and other distinguished creatives.

Afua Asantewaa’s foray into the world of record-breaking was fueled by a deep-seated passion for music and a desire to push her own boundaries. Having made a name for herself as a media practitioner and event organizer, Asantewaa sought to use her platform to inspire others and demonstrate the limitless possibilities within the realm of music.

Addressing the crowd after the endeavour, she mentioned that, “On behalf of my husband, my family, my team, volunteers, media, Ghana Tourism Authority, I would like to say a big thank you to every one who participated in this singathon attempt,” Asantewaa said.

“This was a mere dream that was visualised in just five days, I say just because I don’t even remember how it started not to talk of how it ended”.

“We hope and believe that this will be an inspiration to all women and all youth or individuals to come out of your comfort zone and try new opportunities. There is a lot out there to do when you put your mind to it you will achieve it”.

Throughout the six-day musical marathon, Asantewaa garnered immense support from the community and fellow music enthusiasts. Local media outlets covered her journey, amplifying her story and creating a sense of shared pride among Ghanaians. As people tuned in to witness this musical odyssey, social media buzzed with messages of encouragement, turning Asantewaa’s endeavor into a communal celebration of music and determination.

As the final notes reverberated through the air on December 29, Asantewaa now awaits official confirmation from the Guinness Book of Records. If validated, her achievement will stand as a testament to the power of passion, resilience, and the ability of individuals to transcend perceived limits.

Beyond the record-breaking attempt, Afua Asantewaa’s journey has already become a source of inspiration for aspiring musicians and individuals seeking to challenge themselves. Her dedication to the craft and unwavering commitment to pushing the boundaries of what is possible serve as a reminder that the world of music is a canvas where artists can paint their stories in extraordinary ways.

As Ghanaians eagerly await news from the Guinness Book of Records, Afua Asantewaa’s harmonious odyssey remains a celebration of the boundless potential that lies within the human spirit and the universal language that is music. Whether the record is confirmed or not, Asantewaa has already left an indelible mark on the hearts of those who have tuned into her extraordinary musical journey. 🎤✨

Writer’s email: edemlatsu093@gmail.com


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