The Akwa Ibom State choral group has broken the world record for the largest number of Christmas carol singers in the world, Vanguard reports.
The record was officially certified by the Guinness World Records and pasted on its website. The unity choir, consisting of 25,272 men, broke the record in a concert in the Uyo Township Stadium on Saturday, December 13, 2014.
The Akwa Ibom unity choir sang a medley of The First Noel, Joy to the World, O Christmas Tree, Hark the Herald the Angels Sing, Once in Royal David’s City and O Come All Ye Faithful in a fabulous performance.
Guinness World Records adjudicator, Liz Smith, announced the results in Guinness World Record Headquarters, London, United Kingdom and congratulated the choir.
“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.”
Sharing good news with Akwa Ibom people, Governor Godswill Akpabio said:
“This month, we broke the Guinness Book of World Records, for the largest number of carol singers ever in the world. This momentous feat was achieved when Akwa Ibom people drawn from all the nooks and crannies of the state came together in the spirit of love and brotherhood. I believe that if we imbibe the virtue of love and stand together in brotherhood in the New Year, we would keep setting records and the walls of division, which have been erected by some selfish politicians, would tumble down.”
It shoul be reminded that Nigerians has recently broken one more world record. They built the world’s largest bottle tree, introduced December 17.
Nigeria’s super tree was made of empty beer bottles and located along the Eko Atlantic stretch in Victoria Island, Lagos.