Maureen Renfro's Blog: Akwa Ibom Unity Choir Breaks Guinness World Record

Monday, January 5, 2015

Akwa Ibom Unity Choir Breaks Guinness World Record

The Akwa Ibom State choral group has broken the world record for the largest number of Christmas carol singers in the world. The unity choir, a 25,272 man-choral group broke the record during a concert in the Uyo Township Stadium on Saturday, December 13, 2014 with Guinness World Records representatives in attendance.

Making the announcement, Guinness World Records adjudicator, Liz Smith,congratulated the choir and said
“It is now time to reveal the report of the official attempt to break the Guinness World Record of the largest group of carol singers.
Our team of highly trained record specialists have reached a decision. The record to beat was 15,674. I can now confirm that your attempt to break the record has been successful. Congratulations on receiving a new Guinness World Records Title. The title of the largest group of carol singers has been achieved by Godswill Akpabio Unity Choir. You are officially amazing.”
 The former record was held by a group called CENTI in Bogota, Columbia. They had 15,674 carol singers in (December 15, 2013),