May 30, 2024

The Lebanese Ambassador to Ghana, H.E. Mr. Maher Kheir, has congratulated Afua Asantewaa Aduonum for the successful completion of her attempt to break Guinness World Record of longest singing marathon by an individual.

Mr. Maher Kheir stated that Afua’s achievement serves as an inspiration, demonstrating the power of dedication and perseverance.

“His Excellency Mr. Maher Kheir extends his congratulations to Mrs. Aduonum on her official attempt of the current record. Her achievement serves as an inspiration, demonstrating the power of dedication and perseverance.” The Lebanese Embassy in Ghana said in a statement.

Ghanaian journalist and event organiser Afua Asantewaa Owusu Aduonum has successfully ended her singing marathon Guinness World Record attempt.

She began the marathon on Wednesday, 24 December 2023, and ended on the morning of Friday, 29 December 2023, awaiting confirmation from Guinness World Record judges.

Her marathon lasted for 126 hours, 52 minutes against Sunil Waghmare who is the current Guinness World Record holder for the longest singing marathon.

According to Guinness World Record, Sunil Waghmare (India) in Nagpur, India, record started from March 3-7 2012 and the singing marathon lasted for 105 hours.

The statement also clarified media reports that mistook the Ambassador for Guinness World Record holder, Sunil Waghmare.

Some media reports mistakenly identified H.E. Mr. Maher Kheir as Sunil Waghmare after visiting the Akwaaba Village to support Afua Asantewaa.

But the Embassy in a statement issued on Friday, December 29, 2023, stated that  “Recent reports have mistakenly identified H.E Mr. Maher Kheir, the Lebanese Ambassador to Ghana, as Mr. Sunil Waghmare, the Indian Guinness World Record holder. We would like to correct this error and confirm that Ambassador Kheir, due to the friendly relationship between the people of Lebanon and people of Ghana, attended the event at Akwaaba Village on Thursday, December 28th, 2023, in a gesture of support for Mrs. Afua Asantewaa O. Aduonum’s recordbreaking attempt.”

“We appreciate all Ghanaian media houses’ attention to this correction and look forward to continuing the strong relationship between Lebanon and Ghana.” The statement added.