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A Nigerian Artist Sets a New World Record for Painting Marathon

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At 7 pm on Tuesday, she successfully reached her target of 72 hours.

Surrounded by her friends at the venue, the artist basked in their cheers and applause as they counted down to the momentous 72-hour mark.

Despite having achieved her goal, she continued to paint even after the report was filed, driven by her determination to surpass her own record.

Based in Lagos, Odumewu aims to outdo her Belgian counterpart, Roland Palmaerts, who has held the record for the longest individual painting time for the past ten years.

Palmaerts received certification as a Guinness World Record holder after painting from October 3 to 5, 2013, in Arches, France.

During his attempt, he completed 60 paintings over a span of 60 hours.

If successful, Odumewu will join the ranks as the third Guinness World Record holder from Nigeria this year, following the incredible achievements of 17-year-old student Philip Solomon and celebrity chef Hilda Baci.

In May 2023, Solomon, a pupil at Oyemekun Grammar School in Akure, Ondo State, was declared the holder of a Guinness World Record for the most skips on one foot in 30 seconds. He achieved this feat in January 2023 by recording 153 skips on one foot, surpassing the previous record held by Rasel Islam of Bangladesh, which was 145.

Baci, on the other hand, was declared the world record holder for the longest cooking marathon by Guinness in June 2023, with a time of 93 hours and 11 minutes.

Between May 11 and 15, she tirelessly cooked over 100 pots of food during the challenge.

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