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Nigerian student sets new world record for painting marathon

A Nigerian student Chancellor Ahaghotu at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta, United States, has set a new Guinness World Record (GWR)…

A Nigerian student Chancellor Ahaghotu at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta, United States, has set a new Guinness World Record (GWR) for the longest painting marathon.

In a post on Wednesday, GWR announced that Chancellor broke its 10-year-old painting marathon record.

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

Chancellor created 100 canvases with sketches within his 100-hour marathon.

He painted 106 pieces depicting a variety of themes and subjects, including celebrities, food items, plants, and animals.

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While setting a new record on the 60th hour, Chancellor painted a broken record player. He concluded his tasks with the painting of an exhausted person.

Speaking on the new record, Chancellor said he battled fatigue around the 88-hour mark, but remained committed to reaching his 100-hour target.

He said the painting represented his “different moods and feelings.”

The student added that the achievement would help his career and pay service to his school and country.

He said, “One thing I love about the paintings I created is that they represent my different moods and how I was feeling when I created them.

“There was joy and celebration when I completed the 100 hours. It was a new experience for me and I’m so glad I completed the 100 hours.

“This (record) helps me feel a very high level of personal achievement, build up my career as a reputable artist, and pay a service to my school and country.”

Roland Palmaerts, the Belgian painter, held the previous record after painting for 60 hours in 2013.

Last November, Lola Mewu, the Nigerian artist, attempted to set a new world record for the longest painting marathon, after painting for 82 hours.

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