Ekiti Chef Begins 120-hour Cook-a-thon to Break Guinness Records

Damilola Adeparusi, a chef from Ekiti, has began a 120-hour cooking marathon in an attempt to break Hilda Baci’s record.

Baci, an Akwa-Ibom native, made headlines last month after setting a new world record for the longest cooking marathon by an individual – a record that has yet to be confirmed by Guinness World Records (GWR).

She cooked for 100 hours in order to break Lata Tondon’s 2019 record of 87 hours 45 minutes.

While Baci continued to receive praise for her achievement, a video surfaced on social media in which Adeparusi proclaimed her desire to break the Akwa-Ibom chef’s record.

Adeparusi commenced her cook-a-thon on June 9, with plans to reach the 120-hour mark.

As of the time of this report, Adeparusi has reportedly cooked for over 20 hours.

The cooking marathon has attracted the attention and support of social media users.

Adeparusi’s cooking marathon followed after the GWR said it would first assess Baci’s attempt before officially confirming the record.

It remains to be seen whether a Guinness World Records representative is present in Ekiti to monitor Adeparusi’s cook-a-thon.

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