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Nigerian Sets New World Record For Longest Marathon Singing Christmas Songs

29-year-old Ewa Cole sang for a total of 31 hours from December 27-28 to become the first holder of that record, GWR said in a post.

A Nigerian software engineer has set the first Guinness World Record (GWR) for the longest marathon singing Christmas songs by an individual.

29-year-old Ewa Cole sang for a total of 31 hours from December 27-28 to become the first holder of that record, GWR said in a post.

“Throughout her record attempt, Ewa sang classic Christmas songs such as ‘Deck the Halls’, ‘Frosty the Snowman’, ‘Silent Night’ and numerous others. She was not allowed to repeat any song within a one-hour period,” GWR added, except for the permitted five-minute rest breaks, where she’s allowed to eat, sleep, or use the bathroom.

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Ewa said she took on the singing marathon to promote peace and unity and to inspire confidence in young people.

“Since childhood, I’ve been preparing for this moment. I was often put on stage to lead and perform at my school’s Christmas carols. “The most challenging period for me was between the eighth and 12th hours,” she is quoted as saying.

Around the time Ewa started her marathon, Ghana’s Afua Owusu Asantewaa Aduonum was already days into her 5-day singing marathon. However, Afua’s record attempt is yet to be verified by GWR. In a media interview recently, she revealed she paid a $750 fee to Guinness World Records to have her attempt assessment expedited.

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