Guinness World Records Responds to Chef Dammy’s 120-Hour Cook-a-thon Feat

…By Lola Smith for TDPel Media. Guinness World Records has addressed the remarkable cooking feat of Nigerian chef Damilola Adeparusi, also known as Chef Dammy.


Adeparusi embarked on a cook-a-thon with the goal of cooking for 120 consecutive hours, starting on Friday, June 9, in Oye-Ekiti.

Achieving the 120-Hour Cooking Milestone

On Wednesday morning, amid celebration and criticism, Adeparusi successfully reached her target of 120 hours of continuous cooking.

While some applauded her achievement, others raised questions about whether she followed the proper procedures and surpassed Hilda Baci’s record of 93 hours, 11 minutes.

Legit’s Press Enquiry to Guinness World Records

To gather accurate information about the situation, Legit, a news outlet, sent a press enquiry to Guinness World Records on Tuesday, June 13.

The purpose was to verify whether Adeparusi’s attempt had been officially recognized by the organization.

Guinness World Records’ Response

In response to Legit’s enquiry, Guinness World Records stated that Adeparusi did not seek their approval before commencing the cook-a-thon.


The organization emphasized that there are specific procedures and rules that applicants must follow, and these would have been provided to Adeparusi had she applied.

Application Process and Guidelines

According to the response from Guinness World Records, individuals who wish to attempt a record must submit an application through the organization’s website.

Once an application is accepted, the record claimant receives a detailed set of guidelines specific to the chosen record category.

These guidelines outline the requirements and evidence that must be submitted for the record to be verified.

Upholding the Integrity of Guinness World Records

Guinness World Records emphasized its commitment to maintaining the integrity of each record title.

The organization has a rigorous review process in place to ensure that all records are properly evaluated and authenticated.


Guinness World Records has clarified that Nigerian chef Damilola Adeparusi, also known as Chef Dammy, did not seek their approval before embarking on her 120-hour cook-a-thon.

The organization highlighted the importance of following the application process and adhering to the guidelines specific to each record category.


Guinness World Records maintains a thorough review process to uphold the integrity of their record titles.

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