Sing-a-thon: VP Dr. Bawumia encourages Asantewaa to make history

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Sing-a-thon: VP Dr. Bawumia encourages Asantewaa to make history

Afua Asantewaa Aduonum, a Ghanaian who is attempting to break the Guinness World Records for the longest individual singing marathon, has Vice Preside

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Afua Asantewaa Aduonum, a Ghanaian who is attempting to break the Guinness World Records for the longest individual singing marathon, has Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia believing she can make history.

The broadcast journalist aims to surpass Indian Sunil Waghmare, the current record holder, who sang for an astounding 105 hours from March 3 to March 7, 2012, in a mere four days and nine hours starting on December 24. The current record is 102 hours set by Sunil Waghmare.

The attempt by Aduonum is anticipated to conclude on December 27, 2023.

“Wishing Afua Asantewaa O Aduonum all the best as she takes on the challenge of breaking the singathon record set by Indian singer Sunil Waghmare,” Bawumia wrote on Facebook as the sing-a-thon entered its second day.

“Your passion and talent shine brightly, and I’m confident you’ll definitely make history. Keep singing your heart out! We are with you,” Bawumia added.

Aduonum, mother of three, opened the marathon with the iconic Osibisa track ‘Woyaya’ and continued with a medley of seasonal Ghanaian gospel hits from artists such as Tagoe Sisters, Daughters of Glorious Jesus, Yaw Sarpong and Esther Smith.

Switching from the gospel scene, Afua Asantewaa transitions to secular tunes by the likes of Shatta Wale, Ebony Reigns, Wendy Shay, Kuami Eugene, KiDi, Adina, Samini, Sarkodie, Black Sherif among others.

The event is taking place at the Akwaaba Village in Accra.

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