GWR to Nigerians: get approval from us before attempting any record

The Guinness World Records (GWR) has warned Nigerians to make concerted efforts to break various records in different categories.

GWR announced this in a cautionary remark during an exchange with a Nigerian who tweeted to inform the body about her intentions to attempt two record-breaking feats.

This warning is coming days after the world record body had advised Nigerians to apply for confirmation before breaking any record.

After Hilda Baci’s 100-hour cook-a-thon challenge in May, many Nigerians caught the syndrome and started off a deluge of record-breaking attempts.

In an official statement on its website, GWR confirmed Baci as the record holder for the longest cooking marathon (individual), with an impressive time of 93 hours and 11 minutes.

Also, a Nigerian masseuse, Joyce Ijeoma, collapsed 50 hours into her 72-hour attempt for the longest massage on different individuals.

Another Nigerian, Ezinne Okoye, via her Instagram page, hinted at starting a 130-hour Fry-a-ton for the longest frying marathon by an individual.

Also, Oluwatobi Kufeji embarked on the longest singing marathon.

Another upcoming artiste identified as Sugartee had proposed a 72-hour kiss-a-thon, but the Ekiti State Government banned the upcoming event, citing moral reasons.

Mixed reactions have since trailed these record-breaking attempts on social media, with some criticising the development.

GWR said: “Please, enough with the record-a-thons.

“We love the record-a-thon enthusiasm but we would suggest getting a record title approved by our team before attempting these marathon records!”

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