John Mahama: Former President Hails Afua Asantewaa's Guinness World Record Sing-A-Thon Attempt

John Mahama: Former President Hails Afua Asantewaa's Guinness World Record Sing-A-Thon Attempt

  • Former president John Dramani Mahama has lauded Afua Asantewaa Owusu Aduonum for her sing-a-thon Guinness World Record (GWR) breaking attempt
  • He delivered a heartwarming message from himself and on behalf of his wife Lordina Mahama
  • Peeps have since reacted with different opinions, but many praised Aduonum for her historic achievement

Former president John Dramani Mahama has added his voice to the masses praising Afua Asantewaa Owusu Aduonum for her sing-a-thon Guinness World Record (GWR) effort.

In a post on his socials, the 2024 National Democratic Congress (NDC) presidential candidate shared a heartfelt message from himself and on behalf of his wife, former first lady Lordina Mahama.

Photos of John Mahama (L) and Afua Asantewaa Owusu Aduonum (R).
John Mahama hails Afua Asantewaa for her GWR sing-a-thon-breaking attempt. Photo credit: afuaasantewaasingathon/@JDMahama (X).
Source: Twitter

Mahama and his significant other lauded Aduonum for her valiant achievement with over 126 hours in a bid to break the GWR for the most prolonged singing.

"We are immensely proud to see you make history," Mahama said, praising her talent and unwavering perseverance.

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The former president emphasised how Asantewaa's unwavering love of music and her quest to champion Ghanaian songs in the global arena inspired everyone.

"While your success is a personal triumph, it is also a source of pride for all Ghanaians," he said.

Read Mahama's post below:

Peeps react to Mahama's post

Netizens shared different opinions, with many praising Aduonum for her daring accomplishment.

@ComradeListowel said:

Congratulations, Afua.

@Yussif_B_Mahama posted:

Congratulations to her; she defied the odds.

@ExcellenceReign commented:

Yes, she has proven herself beyond all reasonable doubt. @Afua_asantewaa did an excellent job.

@abrahamkwakum reacted:

Congratulations to her. She has at least brought us a smile in this Akufo-Addo and Bawumia murderous economy.

@daudamubariik said:

She also wore Ghana throughout the period.

Afua Asantewaa twins with her daughter

Relatedly, YEN.com.gh reported that a rare video of Afua Asantewaa Aduonum twinning with her daughter as they grooved to the song Anabella by Nigerian singer Sulaimon Shekoni Solomon, known professionally as Khaid, warmed hearts.

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Sing-a-thon after party: Afua Asantewaa Aduonum and her sweet hubby dance to climax her GWR attempt

The clip gained attention amid her attempt to become the Guinness World Record holder of the longest singing marathon by an individual. Sunil Waghmare of India holds the record after singing for 105 hours from March 3 to March 7, 2012.

Afua Asantewaa gave fans a rare glimpse of her happy times and bonding moments with her daughter. The video of the mother-daughter duo was taken in a setting with red curtains. The pair wore casual outfits for the heartwarming moments.

Afua Asantewaa Aduonum unofficially breaks 105-hour sing-a-thon GWR

Also, YEN.com.gh reported that Afua Asantewaa Aduonum unofficially broke the 105-hour record for the longest singing marathon by an individual after nearly five days of her sing-a-thon attempt.

The Guinness World Records is, however, yet to formally accept and certify her as the new record holder. Sunil Waghmare, an Indian, holds the record after singing for 105 hours from March 3 to March 7, 2012.

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Source: YEN.com.gh

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Nathaniel Crabbe (Human-Interest editor) Nathaniel Crabbe is a journalist and editor with a degree in Journalism from the Ghana Institute of Journalism, where he graduated in 2015. He earned his master's from UPSA in December 2023. Before becoming an editor/writer of political/entertainment and human interest stories at Asaase Radio, Crabbe was a news reporter at TV3 Ghana. With experience spanning over ten years, he now works at YEN.com.gh as a human interest editor. You can reach him via nathaniel.crabbe@yen.com.gh.

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