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Nigerian Artist, Lola Mewu Paints for 82 Hours to Set New Guinness World Record

Oyinlola Odemewu, often known as Lola Mewu, a Nigerian artist, has set a new world record for the longest painting marathon.

Lola, who had planned to paint for 72 hours, finished in 82 hours on Wednesday morning.

During her marathon, the artist made a number of artworks, many of which depict nostalgic childhood scenes.

The attempt occurred at the Safe House on Adeola Hopewell Street in Eti-Osa, Lagos.

The artist also took to Instagram to share photos and videos of herself after exceeding her aim by 10 hours.

She completed her painting marathon “at exactly 4:30 a.m.”. She also appreciated everyone for their “support, sponsorship, and encouragement”.

“At exactly 4:30 am on November 1, 2023, LolaMewu dropped her painting brush after reaching the 82-hour mark in the @guinnessworldrecords longest painting hours record attempt,” she wrote.

“She could not have done this alone, big thank you to everyone who assisted, supported, sponsored, and encouraged her through this tough journey of exceeding limits.”



Roland Palmaerts, a Belgian-Canadian man who painted for 60 hours in 2013, currently holds the Guinness World Record (GWR).

Lola disclosed through her flier that the GWR had been warned of the effort on Saturday.

Lola had also auctioned and sold some of the paintings as part of the requirements.

GWR has yet to respond to the Nigerian artist’s new feat.

Lola also joins a growing number of Nigerians who have attempted to break world records since the start of 2023.

Hilda Baci, a Nigerian chef, was recognized in June for the longest individual cooking marathon. She finished in 93 hours and 11 minutes.

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