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Nigerian student breaks Guinness World Record for longest painting marathon

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Chancellor Ahaghotu, a Nigerian student at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, has been announced as a new Guinness World Record, GWR, holder for the longest painting marathon.

Ahaghotu, who painted for 100 consecutive hours, surpassed a Belgian painter, Roland Palmaerts, who held the record since 2013 after painting for 60 hours.

GWR, on Wednesday in a post on its official handle, announced that Ahaghotu broke its 10-year-old record after a 100-hour marathon painting.

“After painting for 100 consecutive hours, Chancellor Ahaghotu, a Nigerian art student has broken a decade old record for the longest painting marathon”, the GWR said.

Ahaghotu painted 106 pieces depicting subjects, including celebrities, plants, animals and food items.

Speaking of his new achievements, Ahaghotu stated that the painting represents “my different mood and feeling.”

“There was joy and celebration when I completed the 100 hours. It was a new experience for me and I am glad that I completed it.”

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