In a significant narrative shift, Ghanaians are actively disproving the notion that they don’t support their own, rallying behind Afua Asantewaa as she endeavors to break the record for the longest individual singing marathon. The attempt, initiated on December 24 and scheduled to run until December 27, 2023, has garnered notable support, including Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, who attended on Christmas day.
A lineup of showbiz personalities, including Nana Ama McBrown, Kwabena Kwabena, Efya, Sista Afia, Afronitaa, Delay, Cina Soul, Clemento Suarez, Akuapem Poloo, Lawyer Nti, Piesie Esther, and OB Amponsah, gathered at the venue, demonstrating collective support for the event. Social media is buzzing with attendees sharing enthusiastic videos, accompanied by overwhelmingly positive commentaries, applauding and encouraging Asantewaa in her impressive endeavor.
The official Guinness World Records report states that the longest singing marathon by an individual was achieved by Sunil Waghmare from India, lasting an impressive 105 hours from March 3 to March 7, 2012. Asantewaa, an entrepreneur, aims to surpass this record by singing for more than 117 hours.
Below are some facts about her as shared by her colleagues on social media.
1. She is a wife and mother of three who multitasks to achieve as though it is her hobby.
2. She attempted GMB twice and was a finalist in all attempts.
3. She is an Ex-Beauty Queen with the best project. (Miss Tourism)
4. She is the brain behind Ghana Outstanding Women Awards which is known for hosting influential people in the country.
5. She is the brain behind Africa Outstanding Women Awards which is known for hosting influential people in Africa on first attempt.
6. She is the brain behind MISS KIDI GHANA, Miss Kidi Africa which is the only consistent kids pageant in West Africa.
7. She is the brain behind Teen Queen Ghana.
8. She is the brain behind Pose for Africa reality show which has changed the narrative in Ghana’s modeling industry.
9. She is a master planner who can actually dedicate months on her feet to build and execute her own concepts and those of others.
10. She personally grooms talents behind closed doors.