Advertisment

Biography of Afua Asantewaa Aduonum

By | January 6, 2024

Afua Asantewaa Aduonum is widely known as a Ghanaian Guinness world record contender who officially attempted to break the Guinness world record for the longest singing marathon by an Individual. However, in real life, She is an experienced Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist, female entrepreneur, and event organizer. She has worked with media stations like Live FM and the Multimedia Group in Ghana.

Aduonum is also known to be a women empowerment advocate. She is the CEO of Askof Productions Limited, an event organization hub in Ghana. They are the organizers of the Ghana Outstanding Women Awards (Gowa Awards), Africa Outstanding Women Awards (AOWA Awards), Miss Kidi Ghana, Pose for Africa, and Ballet Queen Africa. In 2014, She contested for Miss Tourism Ghana and emerged second at the end of the competition. She also attempted Ghana Most Beautiful (GMB) on TV3 Ghana twice and was a finalist in all attempts.

Advertisment

Profile Summary of Afua Asantewaa Aduonum

Real name: Afua Asantewaa Ofosu
Age: 33 years old
Date of Birth: May 11, 1990.
Nationality: Ghanaian
Hometown: Breman Essiam, Central Region, and Kwahu Abetifi, Eastern Region
Tribe: Fante, Kwahu
Facebook: Afua Asantewaa O Aduonum
Instagram: @afuaasantewaasingathon
Twitter (X): @afuaasantewaasingathon

Advertisment

Afua Asantewaa Aduonum Biography

Afua Asantewaa was born and raised in Achimota, a suburb of Accra, Ghana. She was born on May 11, 1990, into a very religious home, and she was named after her grandmother (father’s mother). She is the last of three children and a native of Breman Essiam in the Central Region and Kwahu Abetifi in the Eastern part of Ghana. Afua is 33 years old.

Her father is a retired building contractor living in Ghana, and her mum is a former Senior Procurement Officer at the Ghana Health Service residing in California, United States. She attended Achimota Basic School and had her high school education at Swedru S.D.A Senior High School. Aduonum was into sporting activities at SEDASS. She proceeded to Sunyani Technical University, formerly Sunyani Polytechnic, where she studied Marketing and Purchasing & Supply.

At Sunyani Technical University, Afua also participated in beauty pageants, such as Miss Akwaaba, which she won. She furthered her education at the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ), where she studied Broadcast Journalism.

Advertisement

Husband & Children

Afua Asantewaa Aduonum is married to Mr. Kofi Owusu Aduonum, a Ghanaian sports writer and one of the strong pillars behind the events she organizes. They have been married since 2016, and they have three children together.

Read also: Asantewaa Tiktok Biography and net worth

Career

In 2010, Afua Asantewaa Aduonum won the Miss Akwaaba 2010/2011 academic year at Sunyani Technical University and participated in other pageants on Campus. In 2014, She contested in Miss Tourism Ghana, and at the end of the competition, she placed second. She also attempted the Ghana Most Beautiful beauty pageant reality show on TV3 Ghana twice and was a finalist in both attempts.

After completing Sunyani Technical University, Aduonum’s mother and her father, Mr. Yaw Ofosu Ofori, wanted their child to become a Nurse or a Hospital Administrator. But, Afua told them she was interested in becoming an entrepreneur and a public speaker/figure. So, she furthered her education at the Ghana Institute of Journalism, and read Broadcast Journalism.

When Afua completed her broadcast journalism course at the Ghana Institute of Journalism, she started working at Live FM and was there for some time before joining the Multimedia Group in Ghana. However, in her fifth year working with Multimedia, she decided to take a break from her media work to take care of her children. Later, while at home, she thought of producing her own TV program and came up with one that promoted women entrepreneurs. Her television program was titled the “Queens Arena Show” and aired on Joy Prime and Angel Television in Ghana.

Through the touching stories, women entrepreneurs shared on the Queens Arena Show, Afua Asantewaa Aduonum decided to come up with the Ghana Outstanding Women Awards in 2018 to honor women working very hard and contributing positively to the Ghanaian society, and that’s when her event-organizing journey began. She is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Askof Productions, an event organization company in Ghana. They are the organizers of four other successful events apart from the Gowa Awards.

Businesses

• Askof Productions Limited,
• Ghana Outstanding Women Awards,
• Africa Outstanding Women Awards,
• Pose for Africa,
• Ballet Queen Africa, and
• Miss Kidi Ghana.

Afua Asantewaa Sing-a-thon

In December 2023, Afua Asantewaa Aduonum decided to break the Guinness world record for the longest singing marathon by an Individual, which she received massive support from Ghanaians in person and on social media. According to her, she was inspired to break this record after watching Nigerian Chef Hilda Baci’s cook-a-thon. She felt that she could also do this as a woman and also to support the Ghanaian music industry.

After getting approved by the Guinness World Record to attempt to break the record for a singing marathon by an Individual, Asantewaa Aduonum decided to host the event in her living room. However, the Ministry of Tourism in Ghana saw this as a national assignment and decided the event should be hosted at the Akwaaba Village, next to the Hajj Airport roundabout in Accra.

Afua Asantewaa Aduonum started her sing-a-thon on Sunday, December 24, 2023, at 12 am and ended on the morning of Friday, December 29, 2023, with a singing record of 126 hours and 52 minutes. During the event, many Ghanaians, including actors and actresses, musicians, ministers, pastors, and Ghana’s Vice President, Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia, went to the Akwaaba Village to support Asantewaa.

The current record holder for the longest singing marathon by an Individual is an Indian. However, as Asantewaa has submitted the video evidence of her sing-a-thon to the GWR and is awaiting her results, many Ghanaians hope she breaks this record. One of Afua’s achievements after her sing-a-thon is that she was named a tourism ambassador in Ghana.

Advertisment