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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.

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“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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‘He’s a genius,’ Wyclef Jean compliments Stonebwoy following their meeting

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""A genius is someone who can drive a generation forward. And long after you've left. Can that generation continue to go forward? That is why I believe he is a genius. I've been watching him for a very long time. "He has moved Africa forward," he stated.

Wyclef Jean, a Haitian-American singer, has professed appreciation for Ghanaian dancehall performer Stonebwoy.

Wyclef Jean brought Stonebwoy to his New York residence when he was on his American tour.

In a social media video, Wyclef praised Stonebwoy for his huge contributions to African music, noting that “he is a genius.”


“Extremely gifted. Not even skill; how can I describe genius? Because I am a genius. I do not define genius. You are not everlasting, and you are following trends. That is not what makes you a genius.

“”A genius is someone who can drive a generation forward. And long after you’ve left. Can that generation continue to go forward?


That is why I believe he is a genius. I’ve been watching him for a very long time. “He has moved Africa forward,” he stated.

In another video, Stonebwoy is shown teaching Wyclef Jean about Waakye, a Ghanaian delicacy, while the two enjoy their lunch together.

Stonebwoy is now on a tour of America, Europe, and Australia, which will culminate with a show in Ghana’s Accra Sports Stadium.

The tour follows the release of his highly anticipated “Fifth Dimension” album.

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John Mahama, GHAMRO, supports K.K. Kabobo’s liver illness treatment

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Barima Kaakyire Agyemang stated this in a Facebook post. "After I shared the story of veteran musician K.K. Kabobo, His Excellency John Dramani Mahama, the flag bearer of the NDC, donated GH5000 to him." God bless you, H.E. "The family is thankful," he wrote. During an interview with Hitz FM on February 27, K.K. Kabobo said that he received GH₵2000 from GHAMRO to fund his therapy. "GHAMRO was here and provided me GH2000 for medicine. Other Takoradi-based groups were also able to gather funds, which they contributed," he said.

K.K. Kabobo, a veteran Highlife performer, has received funding from former President John Mahama and the Ghana Music Rights Organisation for liver illness treatment.

K.K. Kabobo is now battling liver illness, and his health is failing.

Broadcaster Barima Kaakyire Agyemang, who visited the famed artist, shared the news on his Facebook page and asked for help with the musician’s treatment.


Following the news and requests for aid, the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Mahama, donated GH5000 to the legendary artist.

Barima Kaakyire Agyemang stated this in a Facebook post.

“After I shared the story of veteran musician K.K. Kabobo, His Excellency John Dramani Mahama, the flag bearer of the NDC, donated GH5000 to him.” God bless you, H.E. “The family is thankful,” he wrote.

During an interview with Hitz FM on February 27, K.K. Kabobo said that he received GH₵2000 from GHAMRO to fund his therapy.


“GHAMRO was here and provided me GH2000 for medicine. Other Takoradi-based groups were also able to gather funds, which they contributed,” he said.

The veteran musician requested further help, claiming that he pays GH3000 for hospital tests and medicines each time.

The general public may also help the veteran musician by donating to the number 0242112136 under the name Kobbena Kwakye Kabobo.

K.K. Kabobo is a well-known highlife artist whose most popular songs include ‘Onyame Ahu Wo’, ‘Nyatse Nyatse Girl’, and ‘Running Away’.

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Lil Win releases video of Ramsey Nouah, Victor Osuagwu, and Charles Awurum filming on set

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The John and John actor shared the joy on his Facebook page, posting a small video of Ramsey Nouah, Victor Osuagwu, and Charles Awurum dressed as law enforcement agents on the scene. At the time of this article, the 14-second clip, captioned "A very big movie is coming," had received over 17,000 likes and 1000 comments.

Ghanaian actor. Kwadwo Nkansah, also known as Lil Win, has posted a video on social media depicting Nollywood actors Ramsey Nouah, Victor Osuagwu, and Charles Awurum at a filming site in Ghana.

The trio is part of a star-studded ensemble filming sequences for Lil Win’s highly anticipated film, “A Country Called Ghana,” in a small village in the Ashanti region.

The John and John actor shared the joy on his Facebook page, posting a small video of Ramsey Nouah, Victor Osuagwu, and Charles Awurum dressed as law enforcement agents on the scene.

At the time of this article, the 14-second clip, captioned “A very big movie is coming,” had received over 17,000 likes and 1000 comments.

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