Guinness World Records finally broke its silence on Nigerian chef Damilola Adeparusi’s 120-hour cook-a-thon.
Damilola, also known as Chef Dammy, who hails from Ekiti State became popular on social media after she started a 120-hour cooking marathon in an effort to beat Nigerian chef Hilda Baci, who now holds the record for the longest cooking session by an individual.
Baci’s record was recently certified by GBR,
Chef Dammy’s decision to challenge Baci’s record sparked mixed reactions and ignited a widespread debate on social media. While some commended her decision, some, including celebrities, condemned her.
On Wednesday morning, Chef Dammy reached her target of 120 hours, leaving many wondering if Guinness World Records would approve her feat.
However, GBR has said that Chef Dammy did not seek the organisation’s approval before embarking on the cooking marathon.
The organisation said some procedures and rules would have been sent to her to follow if she had sought its permission.
Meanwhile, many people praised her after she disclosed that she did not embark on the marathon cooking to break Hilda’s record.
According to some Nigerians, she was smart to have leveraged on Baci’s exploits. They added that she used the cock-a-thon trend to get publicity.
‘She should be an expert in organic marketing,’ one social media commentator declared.
Speaking on the development, John Joshua who spoke to News.ng urged Nigerians to make good decisions because the steps they take today will determine their success tomorrow.
He said; ‘People need to understand that what you do today can improve all your tomorrows. You have to believe in yourself, challenge yourself, and push yourself until the very end; that’s the only way you’ll succeed. She already made name for herself regardless of what people or GWR think.’