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Afua Asantewaa breaks Guinness World Record with her singing marathon

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She has completed 110 hours so far and aims to set the bar even higher. The enthusiasm remains strong at Accra's Akwaaba Village. Fans and dignitaries from all walks of life continue to praise her for her perseverance and exceptionality. Stonebwoy, President of the Bhim Nation, was the latest singer to visit Akwaaba Village to encourage Afua. Daughters of Glorious Jesus were among the countless well-wishers who interceded for Afua Asantewaa as she reached the 72-hour mark on her singing marathon on Wednesday. The inspired performers joined Afua in singing one of their hit songs "Wo Ntaban" while dressed in bright clothing and headgear.

Afua Asantewaa Aduonum has broken the Guinness World Record for the longest individual singing marathon.

Since midnight on Sunday, December 24, 2024, the broadcast journalist and mother of three has been singing hundreds of Ghanaian songs back-to-back.

On Thursday, December 27, 2023, she broke Sunil Waghmare’s record of 105 hours of singing in March 2012.

She has completed 110 hours so far and aims to set the bar even higher.

The enthusiasm remains strong at Accra’s Akwaaba Village.

Fans and dignitaries from all walks of life continue to praise her for her perseverance and exceptionality.

Stonebwoy, President of the Bhim Nation, was the latest singer to visit Akwaaba Village to encourage Afua.

Daughters of Glorious Jesus were among the countless well-wishers who interceded for Afua Asantewaa as she reached the 72-hour mark on her singing marathon on Wednesday.

The inspired performers joined Afua in singing one of their hit songs “Wo Ntaban” while dressed in bright clothing and headgear.

From the start, the team applauded Afua’s remarkable performance and hoped that “God gives her the strength to finish.”

Concerning a prospective project, the Gospel legends stated that they would not mind incorporating Afua Asantewaa on a song following the occasion.

Wendy Shay, a Rufftown Records signee, was among the other female artists who stopped over to offer words of support.

When asked about Afua’s recent growth, she stated, “I wish I could be on stage to help her sing.”

Clemento Suarez, an actor and musician, believes that regardless of the outcome of Afua’s record-breaking effort, she has done her best and is a winner.

“Even if she wants to sing for 200 hours, we will be here to support her,” he said with a laugh.

After breaking the previous record, Clemento Suarez, also known as Clement Ashiteye, urged the entrepreneur to establish a new one that would take many years for someone else to break.

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Stonebwoy drags Baba Sadiq to court for defamation

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Stonebwoy is also requesting that the court give him GHS 3 million in damages for the injury that the tweets have caused to his reputation, claiming that Baba Sadiq behaved intentionally and with purpose to slander Stonebwoy by tweeting things he knew to be untrue. The lawsuit comes as no surprise to those who are familiar with the circumstances underlying the tweets. Observers on social media were concerned by Stonebwoy's decision to disregard Sadiq's unsettling words, which implied that he is a violent female abuser.

Afro-dancehall sensation Livingstone Etse Satekla, also known as Stonebwoy, has sued aspiring politician and entertainment critic Sadiq Abdulai Abu, also known as Baba Sadiq, for comments posted on his X page (previously known as Twitter).

The reigning Ghanaian Artist of the Year filed a petition before the High Court of Justice on May 31, 2024, requesting that Baba Sadiq erase the offending tweets and issue an unconditional apology to Stonebwoy.

Stonebwoy is also requesting that the court give him GHS 3 million in damages for the injury that the tweets have caused to his reputation, claiming that Baba Sadiq behaved intentionally and with purpose to slander Stonebwoy by tweeting things he knew to be untrue.

The lawsuit comes as no surprise to those who are familiar with the circumstances underlying the tweets. Observers on social media were concerned by Stonebwoy’s decision to disregard Sadiq’s unsettling words, which implied that he was a violent female abuser.

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The statements went viral and sparked significant debate among fans and the wider public because Stonebwoy has a lengthy history of advocating for women’s rights and has pioneered a number of charity initiatives to benefit women.

The writ demonstrates that the Ghanaian star is determined to safeguard his hard-earned reputation, as he has turned to the judicial system to assert his rights.

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Shatta Wale explains why he quit smoking 5 months ago

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Shatta Wale confessed that though he is a lover of marijuana, he has not smoked in the last five months. This period of sobriety, he said, has helped him have a clear mind, focus on his music and build his brand. Shatta urged the artistes to totally avoid tramadol and other class A drugs, as it will have an adverse effect on them. The dancehall king admonished the artistes to let their focus be solely on the music and make positive choices for their personal and professional growth.

During a meeting with several up-and-coming artists, dancehall legend King Shatta Wale made a shocking disclosure that startled Ghanaians.

Shatta, who is now in Navrongo, talked with various artists in his hotel room about his experiences in the profession.

Among other things, he urged them against using illegal narcotics. He reported that after quitting smoking, his life had improved significantly.

Shatta Wale admitted that, despite his love of marijuana, he hasn’t smoked in the previous five months.

This period of abstinence, he claims, has helped him clear his thoughts, focus on his music, and establish his brand.

Shatta warned the artists to completely avoid tramadol and other class-A narcotics since they would have a negative influence on them.

The dancehall king advised the artists to focus entirely on the music and make great decisions for their personal and professional development.


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Sarkodie supports Guru’s UG SRC presidential run

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"If you want me to come here again, then make Guru the President of the SRC," he said. Guru joins the ranks of celebrities competing for positions at academic institutions. Notably, Samini oversaw the SRC at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), and Guru now hopes to do the same at the University of Ghana. Watch the video below.

Rapper Michael Owusu Addo, well known as Sarkodie, has officially backed Guru for President of the University of Ghana Students’ Representative Council (SRC).

On Friday, May 24, at the school’s Pent Hall Week Artiste Night, Sarkodie asked students to vote for Guru.

He claimed that Guru’s leadership will benefit the institution and provide more opportunities for creative persons.

“If you want me to come here again, then make Guru the President of the SRC,” he said.

Guru joins the ranks of celebrities competing for positions at academic institutions.

Notably, Samini oversaw the SRC at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), and Guru now hopes to do the same at the University of Ghana.

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