Afua Asantewaa’s sing-a-thon attempt unsuccessful – Guinness World Records announces

The Guinness World Records says Ghana’s Afua Asantewaa failed to break the longest singing marathon she attempted in December 2023.

The GWR said this in a statement on X (formerly Twitter) adding that despite the setback they hope she makes another attempt.

“We’ve seen how inspirational it has been for her fans…We wish Afua the best of luck with any future record attempts,” they noted.

They added that the money Afua Asantewaa’s team paid for a priority review has been refunded.

Afua Asantewaa in December 2023 took on the challenge to beat the existing record which stands at 105 hours set in 2012.

Asantewaa endured a five-day singing marathon which began at midnight on Sunday, December 24, 2023, and ended at 7:00 am on December 29, 2023.

At the time she ended her record attempt on Friday morning, the young woman had sung for five days, six hours and 55 minutes.

Ending her record attempt on an emotional note, Afua Asantewaa sang Osibisa’s ‘Woyaya’. The national anthem was later played to honour her and celebrate her efforts.

She was also announced as a Tourism Ambassador by the Ghana Tourism Authority days later.

However, after eagerly awaiting the outcome of her record attempt, the Guinness World Record was yet to announce her results.

In January 2024, she disclosed that her team had expedited the approval process. She revealed that they paid $750 to the Guinness World Record for a priority review.

However, even though a priority review takes five business days, her result was delayed again fuelling rumours that she may have not passed.

Meanwhile, the Guinness World Record in their statement announced that at the time Afua Asantewaa applied for her result to be expedited, they had stated her review.

“The evidence check had already begun before Afua requested priority service, so we refunded her payment earlier this month,” the statement read.

Source: myjoyonline

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