Guinness World Record disqualifies Ghana's Afua Asantewaa's Sing-a-thon attempt

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Ghanaian Afua Asantewaa's ambitious attempt to set the Guinness World Record (GWR) for the longest singing marathon has been disqualified, according to a tweet from the GWR. Responding to an inquiry about her attempt, GWR stated, "Unfortunately, Afua’s Guinness World Record attempt for the longest singing marathon was not successful, but we hope that she will make another attempt soon."

The GWR mentioned that the evidence check had already commenced before Afua requested priority service, resulting in a refund of her earlier payment. In a tweet on February 23, GWR wished Afua the best of luck with any future record attempts.

Earlier this month, Afua Asantewaa revealed that she paid $750 to expedite her priority review process with Guinness World Records. She explained that the usual review process takes up to twelve weeks, but by making a payment, it can be completed within five days. Afua decided to expedite her review process two weeks after attempting the record, leading to the payment of the specified amount.

Afua Asantewaa concluded her singing marathon at 126 hours and 52 minutes on December 29, 2023, with the goal of breaking the existing record set by Sunil Waghmare, an Indian who sang for 105 hours in 2012. She submitted evidence of her singing attempt to Guinness World Records on January 6, 2024.

Last month, GWR responded to Afua Asantewaa's attempt to break the record for the longest singing marathon by an individual, stating, "We’ve been reviewing Afua’s evidence and will be letting her know the results soon."

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