Failatu Abdul-Rasak, the Ghanaian chef better known as Faila, has cooked for 227 hours (10 days) in a bid to set a new Guinness World Record (GWR).
Faila began her incredible attempt on New Year’s Day at the Modern City Hotel in Tamale.
On Wednesday, the Ghanaian cook ended the attempt at the 227th hour in front of her teeming supporters and fellow Ghanaians.
In a social media post, Faila appreciated everyone “who has been by my side on this journey”.
She also said her victory is “dedicated to God and Ghana”.
“Now, it’s time for us to rejoice and jubilate. This victory is dedicated to God and Ghana!🇬🇭 Thank you all, m’pagya!” she wrote on X.
“Allow me to borrow a part of Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah’s words: “At long last, the battle has ended.” I couldn’t help but be overwhelmed with excitement and joy. You’ve been by my side on this journey from the very first minute to 227 hours.”
The organisers of the Guinness World Records have yet to make an official statement regarding Faila’s attempt.
During the attempt, Faila attracted support from various Ghanaian celebrities including Asamoah Gyan and Stephen Appiah, the former Black Star footballers.
Mahamudu Bawumia, the country’s vice president, posted about the attempt on Facebook and also donated 30,000 Ghanaian cedis (£1,981) to the chef.
Faila is attempting to break the world record set by Alan Fisher, the Irish chef, who cooked for 119 hours and 57 minutes.
On November 7, the GWR certified Fisher as the record holder for the longest cooking marathon by an individual after he surpassed Nigerian chef Hilda Baci’s record of 93 hours and 11 minutes.
The Irish chef also claimed the longest baking marathon (individual), with a time of 47 hours 21 minutes.
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