Why I Want To Attempt Sing-A-Thon Record Again – Afua Asantewaa Reveals


Ghanaian singer, Afua Asantewaa who had previously aimed for the Guinness World Record for the longest singing marathon has announced her intention to make another attempt.

Afua revealed that she has been contemplating a second attempt for some time since her initial sing-a-thon did not succeed and has now resolved to try again.

Comparing her experience to that of presidential candidates who persist despite setbacks, the singer said she remains determined to continue until she achieves success.

Speaking during an interview with GhOne TV, Afua explained that she has learned from her previous attempt and is committed to bringing honour to Ghana.

“I have been reflecting a lot, and I believe that the record attempts I undertook are similar to the Black Stars participating in a World Cup or a presidential candidate running for office.

“I have seen presidential candidates who have not won but continue to try. So, if I attempted the world record and was not successful, it doesn’t mean I should give up.

“I believe that a lot has been learned. We only had two weeks to prepare for our attempt last year, December 2023. Now, we have several months ahead to prepare properly, achieve success, and continue to make Ghana proud. Even if we fail, let’s still put Ghana on the map,” she said.

Recall that on December 24, Asantewaa set out to break the Guinness World Record for the longest singing marathon.

She captured the attention of many in Ghana by singing for 126 hours and 52 minutes.

Initially planning to finish on December 27, she decided, after consulting with her team, to sing continuously for five days.

The event, held at Akwaaba Village in Accra near the Kotoka International Airport, drew thousands of supporters eager to witness history.

Meanwhile, Joy FM’s Kwame Dadzie sent an email to the Guinness World Record inquiring about the disqualification and it was revealed that Afua Asantewaa’s sing-a-thon attempt was unsuccessful due to guidelines regarding rest break timings not being followed.