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Nigerian student breaks record for longest painting marathon by 10 years

Guinness World Records (GWR) announced on Wednesday that a Nigerian art student identified as Prime Minister Ahagotu has broken the record for longest painting marathon by 10 years.

GWR announced in a statement on its website that Ahagotu has broken the record set 10 years ago by drawing for 100 hours straight.

Chancellor, a second-year student at Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta, Georgia, added that he far surpassed the previous record of 60 hours, set by Roland Palmat (Belgium/Canada) in 2013.

“I came to the United States to pursue my dreams and build a career as a recognized artist,” Prime told GWR before embarking on his record challenge.

“Breaking the record will increase my visibility as an artist, not only at my school, but throughout the world.”

According to GWR, for this record, challengers can work on one large painting or create multiple paintings, but the painting must be of a recognizable image. Abstract paintings are not permitted.

According to Guinness World Records, the prime minister worked tirelessly over four days to create 106 pieces depicting all kinds of subjects, including celebrities, food, plants and animals.

And at the 60th hour, exceeding the previous record, a Nigerian student drew a picture on a broken record player.

“One of the things I love about the paintings I create is that they represent my different moods and how I was feeling when I created them,” Prime Minister explains. did.

GWR states that, as with all “Longest Marathon” records, challengers will be allowed a five-minute break for every consecutive hour of activity, and that these breaks can accumulate if not taken. Ta.

According to GWR, this is the only time the prime minister can go to the bathroom, eat or sleep.

The Prime Minister said he battled fatigue around the 88-hour mark but was committed to achieving his 100-hour goal.

As a result, he did not consider calling off his attempt at the record.


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