In a heartening show of support, Ghana football legend Asamoah Gyan made a memorable appearance at the Akwaaba Village to encourage Afua Asantewaa in her quest to secure the Guinness World Record for the longest continuous singing hours.
Afua has been tirelessly singing for over 72 hours in her endeavor to surpass the current record held by Indian Sunil Waghmare at 105 hours in 2012.
Gyan, the former Black Stars captain, visited the Akwaaba Village on Tuesday, where he not only cheered on Afua but also engaged with fans, took pictures, and shared enjoyable moments with the enthusiastic crowd. The football icon expressed awe at Afua’s dedication on stage, waving in support and singing along with her.
Taking to social media, Gyan expressed gratitude to the fans who appreciated his visit and urged Ghanaians to continue rallying behind Afua Asantewaa as she strives to make history.
I passed through to support our sister Afia Asantewaa on her journey. The love shown to me was massive. You people dey feel me 😂😂😂😂. It’s all love wai ❤️❤️🔥🔥🔥. Thank you Ghana 🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿 pic.twitter.com/bHKZpolOdl— ASAMOAH GYAN (@ASAMOAH_GYAN3) December 27, 2023
The event has become a nationwide phenomenon, with Afua’s singing marathon attracting support from various Ghanaian celebrities, including musicians Shatta Wale, Sarkodie, Efya, Daughters of Glorious Jesus, Piesie Estehr, Cina Soul, and media personalities as well as movie stars including Akwasi Boadi (Akrobeto) and Kwadwo Nkansah (Lilwin)
Notably, Ghana’s Vice President and Flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia also made an appearance, underscoring the significance of Afua’s ambitious endeavour. As of the latest update, Afua Asantewaa Aduonum has surpassed the 80-hour mark, displaying unwavering resilience in her pursuit to set a new Guinness World Record.
The Akwaaba Village has become a center of inspiration, with Gyan’s support adding to the momentum as Ghanaians from all walks of life join together to back Afua in her remarkable feat. The nation eagerly awaits the outcome as Afua continues to sing her way into the record books.