According to a new report we are picking up, Afua Asantewaa’s determination to surpass the longest singing marathon was put to the test when she contemplated abandoning her quest on the second day.
Probably a bit exaggerative, we understand she felt an overwhelming urge to flee from the venue, almost succumbing to the temptation of giving up entirely. Fortunately, her team recognized her struggle and swiftly intervened.
With the assistance of her psychologist and the unwavering support of her dedicated team, Afua managed to regain her motivation and push through the challenges she faced.
Dr. Grace Buckman, who leads Afua’s team, shared this remarkable tale of resilience and perseverance during an interview on Joy FM, based in Accra. It serves as a testament to Afua’s unwavering spirit and the power of a strong support system.
“One of our difficult days was day 2. Day 2, late morning, afternoon thereabout, where I think she just stopped everything and just left the space. She says she is not doing it again. On Day 2, I actually thought everything was ending.
Then again, our psychotherapy was very important, working on the mind. At that time, the psychologist wasn’t around, and we had to call on a speaker; we knew what to say. The team was solid, so within a few minutes, she got up and said, I’m a champion let’s go, let’s do this,” the doctor said.
Afua Asantewaa ends her sing-a-thon at 126 hours, 52 minutes
Afua Asantewaa Aduonom has concluded her extraordinary sing-a-thon journey, which commenced at midnight on December 24, 2023.
The Ghanaian celebrity and journalist completed her Guinness World Record attempt for the longest sing-a-thon, totaling an impressive 126 hours and 52 minutes.
Although her achievement is yet to be officially verified by Guinness World Record judges, it surpasses the previous record set by India’s Sunil Waghmare in 2012.
At the time of this report, her dedicated team was hosting a press conference to express gratitude to the people of Ghana for their unwavering support throughout the entire duration.
Afua embraced the challenge and flawlessly sang over 300 songs consecutively, with brief intervals in between. Looking fatigued, Afua, adorned in the vibrant colours of the Ghanaian flag, also extended her heartfelt appreciation to everyone who supported her, as well as Ghanaians from all walks of life who stood by her side.