- A Nigerian lady has announced her intent to set a Guinness World Record (GWR) for the longest agbo cooking time
- The herbs seller said she would hold her 300-hour cooking marathon in Ibadan and urged people to wish her well
- In an exclusive chat with Legit.ng, the 25-year-old lady revealed her actual reason for doing the marathon and spoke on her claim of applying to GWR
Eniola Fagbemi, a Nigerian lady, is set to attempt a 300-hour agbo (herbs) cooking marathon on Friday, December 1 in Ibadan.
In a Facebook update on Sunday, November 26, the herbs seller shared her photoshoot to publicise her intention.
She claimed Guinness World Record (GWR) approved her application to attempt the record and appealed to people for kind wishes.
Eniola said she didn't actually apply to GWR
When quizzed on her earlier claim about applying to Guinness World Record, the Oyo indigene told Legit.ng it was a publicity stunt. In her words:
"I have not applied to Guinness World Record, to be sincere. It’s a publicity stunt."
On the cost of planning her 'agbo-a-thon', Eniola said it would cost her N150k. The young lady also spoke about her motivation to attempt the record.
"My passion for agbo inspired it.
"My grandmother was into herbs and she started training me from age 12. I enjoyed cooking herbs due to their healing properties."
Despite GWR decrying that they received over 1,500 applications from Nigerians, this has not discouraged people from seeking to enter the body's prestigious book by attempting new feats.
Nigerians showed her support
Adurotoye Francis said:
"That's awesome! Congratulations! success all the way."
Maxwell Peace said:
"Goodluck and congratulations in advance."
Felix Ifeanyi Nwosu said:
"Wow. Will support and promote this all the way!"
Olufunke Showunmi Davies said:
"You have my support sis, congratulations."
Fatima Binta Aliyu said:
"Eniola Fagbemi Sisialagbo when ooo.
"Let me know to come and support you."
Mustapha Ibrahim Oriyomi said:
"This is great, May the Almighty grant you more success in all your endeavors in life."
Man begins writing marathon in UNICAL for Guinness Record
Apart from aiming to set a world record, Daniel gave more insights into his writing quest:
“In addition to this, I am expected to write 16 books with a minimum of 25 pages each, producing two books each 24 hours during the period. My reasons for going on this journey is to show the world the intellectual abilities Nigerians have, and to make the works of writers to be much more appreciated and recognised in Nigeria and Africa at large."