Afua Asantewaa Sing-A-Thon Disqualified? What You Need To Know

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In a captivating and unprecedented feat, Afua Asantewaa Owusu Aduonum recently concluded a remarkable Sing-A-Thon, in a bid to break the Guinness World Record for the longest continuous singing marathon.

Afua Asantewaa Sing-A-Thon Disqualified? What You Need To Know

Afua Asantewaa
Afua Asantewaa

However, as the nation celebrates his endurance and talent, a heated debate has erupted on social media over the possible disqualification of Aduonum’s record attempt.

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Aduonum’s Sing-A-Thon, which lasted 126 hours and 52 minutes, garnered much attention and admiration.

Although her effort reportedly surpassed the record set by India’s Sunil Waghmare in 2012, there were concerns over whether Aduonum’s performance met Guinness World Records rules.

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The controversy centers on allegations that Aduonum broke some of the Guinness World Records rules for the Sing-A-Thon category.

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Afua Asantewaa
Afua Asantewaa

Currently, unscrupulous people on social media are saying that Guinness World Records has disqualified Afua Aduonum for flouting some laws governing sing-along.

Let’s dive deeper into this discussion and take a quick look at the Guinness World Records rules for Sing-a-thon.

  • Applications for this record title are granted to applicants who are 16 years of age or over.
  • The songs sung throughout the attempt must be recognisable and performed to a reasonable standard. This is at the discretion of the Guinness World Records.
  • Singing must be continuous with only brief pauses of not more than 30 seconds allowed between songs.
  • Each piece of music performed must last for at least two minutes.
  • No piece of music may be repeated in performance within four hours. Songs can only be repeated after 4 hours.
  • Applicant is permitted to take a five-minute break every hour or 20-minute breaks after four hours.
  • Improvisation or jamming is not allowed.
  • Applicants may be accompanied or not accompanied. If accompanied, no musician may play for more than four hours, after which they must take a break of at least four hours.
  • After the attempt, a playlist of all tunes performed must be maintained and submitted with the claim.
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