Afua Asantewaa Aduonum must  pay Ghc 7,792 to Guinness World Records

 Afua Asantewaa Aduonum finished the 126-hour-and-52-minute singing marathon she began on December 24, 2023, to beat Sunil Waghmare's 11-year-old Guinness World Record. Many Ghanaians are waiting for Guinness World Records to either reject or crown her as the new Sing-A-Thon world champion as a result of her exceptional achievement. However, if Afua Aduonum pays Ghc 7,792 to Guinness World Records for Priority Evidence Review, we will all have to wait at least 13 weeks.

“Once you have completed the record attempt and submitted your evidence, you can purchase our Priority Evidence Review service. You will jump the queue and find out the outcome of your record attempt sooner,” they say on their website.

Applicants would have to pay £350, or $650 or €440 GHC 7,792 (plus VAT where applicable) for Priority Evidence Review service for existing titles.

“It’s fast: After we have received all your evidence, it will be reviewed within five working days (as opposed to the usual 12 weeks),” they added.

“It’s worth it if you can’t wait 12 weeks to find out if you are Officially Amazing,” they added.

Many people thought Aduonum was joking when she announced her goal to break the individual Guinness World Record for the longest singing marathon.

However, as the attempt gained speed and traditional and social media spread the word, excitement in the attempt grew, and many people flocked to the venue in Accra's Akwaaba Village to witness and hear her perform.

Guinness World Records has revealed when it would either disqualify or recognise Afua Aduonum as the new singathon record holder. Aduonum's 126-hour goal is to break Waghmare's record set in 2012. Waghmare performed for 105 hours.

Aduonum began her attempt in Accra on December 24, 2023, and had wanted to continue until noon on December 29, but her medical support team advised her to cease her endeavour around 7:00 a.m. due to concerns about how much more stress her body could withstand.

While her supporters believe she will break the record because she sung for many hours longer than the current record time, that decision will be made solely by the Guinness World Records review team after she submits her effort.

The organisation has detailed criteria for submitting attempts, and candidates must properly follow the guidelines; failing to follow the step-by-step submission process may result in rejection.

And according to Guinness World Records, standard reviews take 12 weeks to conclude, but applicants can choose priority review which takes five working days, but comes at a cost.

Meanwhile, as revealed by Afua during an interview on UTV last night, she’s yet to submit her attempt because her team is putting the evidence together.

Hopefully, she and her team will submit the attempt next week and make a standard submission.

Once Guinness World Records receives the attempt, it would take another 12 weeks before their decision is known.