Daniel Ehis Aiguokhian, a student at the University of Calabar (UNICAL), has begun his quest to write for 188 hours without interruption.


The student’s attempt is to set a new Guinness World Record (GWR) for the longest hours of writing fiction and non-fiction stories by an individual.

In June, Aiguohkian announced his intention to commence on the daunting feat.

He started his write-a-thon challenge on October 1 and is expected to end on October 8.


During the 7-day marathon writing session, Aiguokhian will write and produce two books each day, one on fiction and the other on non-fiction.

As of the time of this report, the student has written for more than 40 hours.

Aiguokhian’s write-a-thon attempt adds to the list of world records several Nigerians have aimed to break since the dawn of 2023.


In June, Hilda Baci, a Nigerian chef, was certified for the longest cooking marathon by an individual. She achieved the feat in 93 hours and 11 minutes.

Baci’s feat opened the floodgates of desire by some Nigerians to break her cooking record while others sought to set world records in various fields.

Damilola Adeparusi, another chef, started her cooking marathon for five days.

Then came Adeyeye Adeola who also attempted to upturn Baci’s record in a 150-hour spell.


In the same vein, Temitope Adebayo, a chef based in Ibadan, announced his intention to cook for over 120 hours.

Hassan Joshua Bature, a computer science lecturer at the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE), also revealed plans to undertake a 150-hour teaching marathon.

These attempts prompted the GWR to issue a short statement to people who desire to set new world records.

In the statement, the British reference book advised participants to properly confirm with “our team” before attempting to break any world record.


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