Viral Ekiti chef, Damilola Adeparusi, popularly known as Chef Dammy, has revealed that her just-concluded cooking marathon was not an attempt to break the Guinness World Record.
The young chef made this revelation in a chat with BBC Yoruba after successfully reaching her target of 120 hours.
Chef Dammy, an undergraduate from Ekiti State, gained viral attention on social media when she embarked on an extraordinary feat of cooking continuously for 120 hours.
Many people assumed that her endeavor was an attempt to surpass Nigerian chef Hilda Baci’s record for the longest cooking time by an individual.
However, during her interview with the BBC, Chef Dammy clarified that her remarkable endeavor was simply a personal challenge driven by her love for cooking.
“I did it because I enjoy cooking. I didn’t do it to be recognized by the Guinness World Record or to break Hilda Baci’s record,” she said in Yoruba.
Watch her speak below.
Meanwhile, Guinness World Records has finally broken its silence regarding Nigerian chef Damilola Adeparusi’s 120-hour cook-a-thon.
GWR in a statement revealed that Dammy did not seek their approval before beginning the cook-a-thon, as there are procedures and rules that would have been sent to her to follow. Read here.