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Sing-a-thon: Afua Asantewaa's record attempt not successful - Guinness World Records

By Vincent Ashitey
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Ghanaian broadcast journalist Afua Asantewaa Aduonum who embarked on the Guinness world record longest signing marathon was not successful.

The Guinness World Record announced in a post on Friday, February 23, 2024.

This was after evidence submitted by the Ghanaian having completed the five-day attempt from Sunday, December 24 to Friday, December 29 by a record 126 hours and 52 minutes.

"Unfortunately Afua's Guinness World Records attempt for the longest singing marathon was not successful, but we hope that she will make another attempt soon. We've seen how inspirational it has been for her fans. The evidence check had already begun before Afua requested priority service, so we refunded her payment earlier this month. We wish Afua the best of luck with any future record attempts."

Earlier this month, Afua Asantewaa disclosed that she paid $750 to expedite her priority review process with Guinness World Records.

Speaking in an interview, Afua Asantewaa said the usual review process with the Guinness World Records takes up to twelve weeks but with payment one can have it within five days.

She stated that after two weeks of attempting the record, she decided to expedite her review process which necessitated her to pay the said amount.

“I have an account with them [GWR] so right after the record attempt, they requested for our files because we were putting everything together. They reached out to us and requested for our videos. I think after two weeks waiting, we decided to go in for priority review.

“The normal review takes not less or more than twelve weeks but if you want it quick you pay an amount of money and they review your file within five working days and that is what we paid for.

“Officially, it is $650 but if you are going to pay into an account, you have to pay some transaction fees. So totally we paid around $750,” she told JoyNew