Afua Asantewaa expresses gratitude to supporters of her singathon attempt 


Afua Asantewaa Owusu Aduonum has expressed gratitude to Ghanaians and stakeholders for their immense support throughout her Singathon journey.

In a press release, she extended her appreciation to all who supported her mission to promote Ghanaian music through the attempt to break and set a new world record for the longest singing marathon in the Guinness World Records (GWR).

Even though the outcome of the attempt did not meet her expectations, she said she is content with the massive impact she made during the period of the Sing-a-thon and beyond.

The interest and support I received have been overwhelming and I am deeply grateful. I am also deeply satisfied with the opportunities it created for people to get together and enjoy their favorite Ghanaian songs. The singing marathon created an avenue for families, friends, and loved ones to step out and enjoy the Christmas festivities in an open house party style. 

The economic value it created for vendors and other commercial entities who mounted their wares/ products and services at the venue is also another positive outcome.

I would like to appreciate my family, especially my husband, my parents and the entire family, my friends, the media including bloggers, corporate organizations, artists, the clergy, social and political leaders, as well as music and entertainment industry experts for the immense acceptance and support of my record attempt. Again, I am also grateful to the medical team, the technical team, and every single volunteer,” she stated. 

Touching on the outcome of the attempt, she said: “The outcome of the attempt following the announcement by GWR is not what I expected, nonetheless, I have accepted it and have requested GWR to provide more details to enable me to pick up learnings for the future. 

The reactions from various quarters have been overwhelming and I appreciate the commendations, feedback, and criticisms from a section of the public who felt disappointed with the outcome.

There have also been some misrepresentations in the media that are regrettable but I take them in my stride. This will serve as a learning curve for my personal development.”

She assured, that she remained focused and determined and will announce her next projects in due course. 

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