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Nigerian Singer Isaac Geralds Quits Sing-a-thon Record Attempt

According to a statement released by the singer and his team on his Instagram handle, he stopped due to a medical emergency.


Isaac Geralds. Instagram/@isaacgeralds

 

Nigerian afro-soul singer, Issac Geralds has quit after an attempt to set a new Guinness World Record for the longest consecutive hours of singing.

According to a statement released by the singer and his team on his Instagram handle, he stopped due to a medical emergency.

Isaac intended to surpass Indian singer, Sunil Waghmare’s 105-hour record which he set in 2012 by singing non-stop for 110 hours.

However, he was forced to drop out after a close 98 hours and 26 minutes following “a necessary call by medical professionals.”

The singer had hoped to through this feat, raise awareness and the sum of $500,000 for children with autism.

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“We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Isaac’s fans, supporters, and the various teams for their understanding, encouragement, and swift response during this time.

“The generosity and compassion that fueled this initiative continue to resonate, and Isaac remains determined to Further his advocacy efforts and make a lasting impact in the lives of children with autism. We are proud of Isaac to have made it this far in the feat.

“Updates on his recovery and future endeavors will be provided as they become available. Thank you for your understanding, continued support, donations, love, prayers and kindness,” the statement from his team read in part.

Isaac Gerald is best known for being a finalist in season 4 of the music talent show, MTN Project Fame and has since released projects including his debut album “Love and Heartbreak” which features superstars including Tiwa Savage, Sound Sultan, Ladipoe, Eva, and many others.

He adds to the number of Nigerians who have in the last few years attempted to or set world records. Popular among them is Hilda Baci who set record for longest cooking marathon last year.

Baci’s record-breaking, 93-hour, 11-minute cookathon shot her to instant fame in Nigeria.

It, however, took Irish chef, Alan Fisher five months to unseat Baci after cooking for 119 hours and 57 minutes at his restaurant in Japan.

Another Nigerian, Chancellor Ahaghotu, also set world record for completing a 100-hour painting session.

Most recent is Tunde Onakoya, who in April broke the record for the longest chess marathon though his attempt is still awaiting confirmation from Guinness World Record.