Nigerian artist, Lola Mewu is currently attempting to break the world record for the longest painting marathon. 

Months ago, she announced that she was going to attempt to break the Guinness world record for the longest hour spent painting. Guinness World Records gave their approval, and Lola began painting at 6:30pm Saturday, October 28, 2023.

By 1:30pm on Monday Oct. 30, the artist’s painting marathon passed the 43 hours mark. 

Nigerian artist, Lola Mewu, attempts to break Guinness World Record for longest painting marathon

Lola’s paintings feature throwback activities from her childhood like playing in class, visiting a call centre, and looking out the window. Some of the paintings have already been auctioned off, as per Guinness World Record requirement.

Lola aims to break the record currently held by Ronald Palmaerts who painted for 60 hours straight in 2013.

She is expected to complete the challenge by Tuesday, Oct. 31.

Lola’s endeavour comes months after Hilda Baci broke the Guinness World Record for cooking for hours and inspired many Nigerians to attempt to become record breakers.



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