Guinness World Record for longest painting marathon broken by Nigerian student

The latest Guinness World Record (GWR) holder for the longest painting marathon is Chancellor Ahaghotu, a Nigerian student at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Roland Palmaerts, a Belgian painter, had held the record since 2013 after painting for 60 hours, but Ahaghotu broke it with his 100 hours of continuous painting.

Following a 100-hour painting session, GWR revealed on Wednesday via a post on its official feed that Ahaghotu had surpassed its 10-year record.

“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 that featured a variety of subjects, such as food items, celebrities, plants, and animals.

Ahaghotu said of his new accomplishments, “My different mood and feeling” is represented in the artwork.

“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.”