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FACT CHECK: Lebanese Ambassador Maher Khei, NOT Indian sing-a-thon Guinness World Record holder Sunil Waghmare, visited Afua Asantewaa

Lebanese Ambassador Maher Khei, NOT Indian sing-a-thon Guinness World Record holder Sunil Waghmare, visited Afua Asantewaa
Lebanese Ambassador Maher Khei cheers Afua Asantewaa

The visit by Lebanese Ambassador Mr Maher Kheir to the Akwaaba Village to support Afua Asantewaa's record-breaking sing-a-thon has been mistakenly reported as the legendary Indian holder Sunil Waghmare.

The error, perpetuated by local bloggers, has sparked a wave of misinformation regarding the support for Afua Asantewaa.

Clarification by Former French Ambassador

Former French Ambassador to Ghana, Anne Sophie (Akosua) Avé, played a crucial role in correcting the misreporting. The confusion arose from an article on Ghana Celebrities blog and GhPage blog, both claiming that Sunil Waghmare had traveled from to congratulate Afua Asantewaa.

The misinformation was debunked when personality Mr Frank Addo posted a video on Twitter claiming Sunil Waghmare was present, prompting the former ambassador to set the record straight.

She emphasized, “🤣🤣🤣 this is the Lebanese ambassador Maher Kheir, not an Indian.”

Maher Kheir's

Lebanese Ambassador Maher Kheir, known for his love for Ghanaian culture, visited Afua Asantewaa at the Akwaaba Village.

In a video, he is seen cheering her on and interacting with the crowd. The diplomatic gesture was in solidarity with Afua's remarkable achievement.

Afua Asantewaa's Sing-A-Thon

Afua Asantewaa completed a challenging 126 hours of nonstop singing, aiming to break Sunil Waghmare's record of 105 hours.

Her extraordinary feat unfolded over six days, starting from December 24, 2023, and concluding in the early hours of December 29.

The Lebanese Ambassador's presence added to the celebratory atmosphere.

While the focus remains on Afua Asantewaa's potential Guinness World Record, Ghanaians express hope that she will break Sunil Waghmare's current record. Many have urged for Asantewaa to be recognized as an ambassador for Ghanaian music.

With a dedicated team of over 80 medical professionals and therapists supporting her, Asantewaa's attempt is poised to make a lasting impact.

With the sing-a-thon concluded, the final step involves submitting Afua Asantewaa's attempt to Guinness World Records for official adjudication.

Ghanaians eagerly await the ruling on this historic event, hoping to see their own break the existing record and make a mark on the global stage.*

Sunil Waghmare's Record

Sunil Waghmare's record, as officially recognized by Guinness World Records, stands at 105 hours achieved in Nagpur, India, from March 3-7, 2012.

As the attention remains on Afua Asantewaa's monumental effort, Waghmare's previous accomplishment deserves acknowledgement within the context of the sing-a-thon narrative.

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