Following Afua Asantewaa’s historic Guinness World Record attempt for the longest singing performance, Afua Asantewaa took to social media to express her gratitude, singling out Merqury Quaye as Ghana’s finest DJ.
In a heartfelt post, she acknowledged Merqury’s pivotal role, highlighting his enthusiastic support.
Merqury Quaye’s role in the historic Singathon was occasioned by a call from Ghanaian Radio Presenter Ola Michael on Peace FM where Merqury willingly declared to support the cause.
Merqury Quaye, famously referenced as the father of all DJs, identified and assembled other top Ghanaian DJs to keep the music on rotation throughout the record attempt. DJ Ikon, DJ Sticker, Mr Shark, DJ Fantastic, DJ Legend, DJ Nesto, DJ Mark, and DJ Sleek were the notable DJs who played on rotation. Merqury showed unwavering support by actively participating in rehearsals, and song arrangements, and offering moral encouragement to Asantewaa during her lowest moments. The followers of the record-breaking attempt frequently requested Merqury’s presence at the scene to uplift and motivate Asantewaa.
Merqury Quaye’s impact on the Ghanaian music industry cannot be overstated. As the founder of Africa’s Biggest DJ Event, the Guinness Ghana DJ Awards, he has committed himself to unearthing, educating, empowering, and rewarding DJs across the country and beyond.
Throughout the record-breaking event held from December 24 to December 29, 2023, in Akwaaba Village, Accra, Merqury’s infectious energy resonated, keeping spirits high among the thousands in attendance. Netizens flooded social media platforms, including X (formerly Twitter), Instagram, and Facebook, to applaud Merqury’s outstanding contribution.
Notable figures, such as journalist Oheneyere Gifty Anti, shared her appreciation for Merqury’s impact. She remarked, “In all thy getting, get a Merqury Quaye. Well done, Mr. Quaye! You have set your record and made your impact.”
Another netizen with the handle @DrMummie posted this on X “ He did all he could to make @efiadahemaa nail it while the cheering up was ongoing outside, he stepped in on behalf of every Ghanaian to make sure she overcomes and not give up at that crucial stage
God bless you❤️🔥Merq @merquryquaye”
Reacting to Afua’s post on Instagram, one user said “God bless them (all DJs), especially Merqury Quaye, I remember him giving you sigh to sing”
Another user reacting on Facebook said “My favorite was DJ Merqury. Eii the hype was massive. I love him so much 🇬🇭
A Facebook user named Alimatu Amissah posted “I did not know DJ Merqury but I loved him during the event. His support was extraordinary”
Afua’s Singathon, lasting an impressive 126 hours and 52 minutes, attracted diverse Ghanaians and prominent personalities, including Vice President Dr. Bawumia, Sarkodie, Shatta Wale, Stonebwoy, Berla Mundi, Nana Ama McBrown, and more.