A Nigerian software engineer has attained the first record of longest marathon singing Christmas songs.
Ewaoluwa Olatunji, known as Ewa Cole sang for 31 hours from December 27 to 28, the same period Ghanaian record attempt breaker, Afua Asantewaa Aduonum completed her chase for longest singing marathon by an individual.
The rules with this are just like all other Guinness World Records (GWR) marathons where challengers have a five-minute rest break, which could be accumulated for eating, sleeping or using the bathroom.
Speaking to GWR about hurdles she confronted, the 29-year-old revealed she suffered stomach upset, profuse sweating, fatigue, and head and throat aches.
“I had consumed a drink that caused mild food poisoning symptoms, forcing me to hold in flatulence to avoid public embarrassment. I was simultaneously experiencing profuse sweating, stomach, head, and throat aches, along with an urgent need to use the restroom.”
Her ordeal, she said, became intense between the eighth and 12th hours, all but the throat pain easing by the 20th hour.
“By the 20th hour, I was desperate for a miraculous reprieve. I never once stopped singing, even when I completely lost my voice. I will say that God was absolutely by my side all through,” Ewa admitted.
Ewa is the first holder of this record.
Meanwhile, Ghana’s Afua Asantewaa is still waiting for verification of her attempt by GWR.
Her bold step which began on December 24 ended on December 28 after singing Ghanaian songs for an impressive and a straight 126 hours 53 minutes in the quest to break India’s Sunil Waghmare’s record of 105 hours in 2012.