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Afua Asantewaa: I was famous before Sing-A-Thon, I often met celebrities
Afua Asantewaa: I was famous before Sing-A-Thon, I often met celebrities

Afua Asantewaa: I was famous before Sing-A-Thon, I often met celebrities

ALTHOUGH Afua Asantewaa Aduonum admits her singing marathon attempt to break and set a Guinness World Record (GWR) last year may have opened doors of opportunity for her, she wouldn’t give the venture credit for all the fame she is currently enjoying.

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Afua who is a journalist, event organiser and entrepreneur doesn’t hesitate to point out that, she was already basking in fame before the singing marathon, nicknamed Sing-A-Thon which came off from December 24-29, 2023 at the Akwaaba Village, Airport, Accra. (I’m yet to know why I was disqualified - Afua Asantewaa)

Explaining herself in a chat with Graphic Showbiz on Monday, February 26, Afua Asantewaa said she was famous before embarking on her Sing-A-Thon project. So all those who are saying she did it to be popular are very wrong.

“First of all, Sing-A-Thon was not for fame because I already had it. I meet celebrities all the time and all those who passed through the Akwaaba Village during my singing marathon were people I encounter often.

“I am a journalist and I have interviewed almost all the actors, musicians and celebs who came to show me love at the Akwaaba Village, so it is not like I was seeing them for the first time.

“Although I will not rule out the fact that Sing-A-Thon made a lot more people know about me, I was famous in my own way”, she remarked.

She stated that her aim for embarking on her Sing-A-Thon project was to push Ghanaian songs and she was glad she was able to achieve that even though she couldn’t break and set a new GWR.

“At the end of the day, I was able to make Ghanaian songs popular worldwide because this was a global thing. So many people outside this country started paying attention to our songs after my Sing-A-Thon and it is a plus for the nation, in fact, for all of us” she added.

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