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Guinness World Record: Afua Asantewaa is looking for four more records

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Mrs. Owusu Aduonum, Chief Executive Officer of ASKOF Productions Limited, which organises the Ghana Outstanding Women Awards, Miss Kidi Ghana, Teen Queen Ghana, and Pose for Africa, has been named Tourism Ambassador by the Ministry of Tourism, Arts, and Culture following the December 24-29 singing marathon. Indeed, the occasion kept the nation absolutely fascinated as she went on the bold endeavour at the Akwaaba Village near the Accra International Airport, drawing the Vice-President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, as well as a slew of entertainment and media stars who extended personal support.

Afua Asantewaa Owusu Aduonum, who tried the Guinness World Record singing marathon in December 2023, has four more goals in addition to her 126-hour 52-minute attempt.

After a five-day attempt, Asantewaa Aduonum’s team submitted documentation of the endeavour to Guinness World Records last Saturday for examination and certification of the record.

She did, however, tell the Daily Graphic that, in addition to the singing record, the team would be attempting to be the first Ghanaian and African female to perform for five consecutive days, the longest-running musical event in Ghana and Africa, the first musical show to attract eight DJs in continuous performance across five days, and the first female to attempt a singing marathon.

“I think the current attempt I did captures four records, but many haven’t paid attention. There are many records that I have broken, but you have to apply for them separately. Currently, we are doing for the longest singing marathon, but it applies for four or five records on their platforms.”

“We have submitted the current one, but we are now going to look into the others. We will submit them separately,” she said.

Mrs Owusu Aduonum, Chief Executive Officer of ASKOF Productions Limited, which organises the Ghana Outstanding Women Awards, Miss Kidi Ghana, Teen Queen Ghana, and Pose for Africa, has been named Tourism Ambassador by the Ministry of Tourism, Arts, and Culture following the December 24-29 singing marathon.

Indeed, the occasion kept the nation fascinated as she went on the bold endeavour at the Akwaaba Village near the Accra International Airport, drawing the Vice-President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, as well as a slew of entertainment and media stars who extended personal support.

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The effort included eight DJs, 20 medical personnel, a vocal coach, a team of timers, attorneys and personal aides, all of whom worked on a rotating basis. At the same time, Asantewaa Aduonum remained on duty throughout the day and night.

However, Asantewaa Aduonum claimed that her team had been concerned on the second day of the effort as she battled with her voice.

This sparked speculation on social media and local entertainment channels over whether she may break Indian Sunil Waghmare’s 2012 105-hour record.

Various therapies she stated she had between the intervals improved her “miraculous recovery” and self-belief.

Nonetheless, it was the growing audience of admirers who urged her to set a seven-day record until the medical team intervened over seven hours into the sixth day, according to Afua Asantewaa.

Before everything transpired, she had two successful rehearsals followed by a nervous third in which she battled to remain awake.

“It was my biggest fear; whether I could do it without feeling sleepy,” she went on to say.

Before deciding on the sing-a-thon, she claimed she researched various Guinness World Record attempts.

Passion

“I remember I chose one record attempt, which was the fastest 100 metres run in heels by a woman. That was the first record attempt I wanted to take. So we had discussions, but my husband was like, no, no, no, don’t go for that one. So anything you are passionate about you know that you barely give up (on it).” 

“I’m a very passionate person, I love music, so I chose the longest singing marathon, and I linked it with the fact that we’ve been hyping Ghanaian music, we’ve been having discussions, debates on how we can put Ghana music on the map, like how the Nigerians were doing.”

“So that was my motivation, linking an action to a national agenda, which is to put Ghana music out there and making it fun and entertaining for every Ghanaian to associate with it, basically,” she added.

The mother of three claimed the sing-a-thon record attempt was inspired by Nigerian chef Hilda Baci, whose successful attempt earlier in 2023 achieved the longest cooking record by a person of 93 hours and 11 minutes.

“I love everything women. I don’t know, but that’s what I believe in; supporting women and making sure that we are all elevated one way or the other. So, I saw what the lady did in Nigeria, and I said that was a great achievement,” she said.

Asantewaa Aduonum said she was astounded by the public response, with local news outlets stating that the Guinness World Records had received over 350 applications from Ghanaians seeking to break various marks.

“It was a concert that kept the society together and united. If it has inspired others to attempt other records, I’m happy about it,” she added.

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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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