Subair Enitan, a 200-level student at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), has been hospitalised following her over 50-hour wash-a-thon attempt. 


Enitan, a Department of Linguistics and African Languages student, began the attempt on November 24 at the Sub Car Park inside the school campus.

She completed the marathon in the early hours of Monday.

But in a now-viral video, Enitan can be seen lying down on a bed in a medical ward while showing her bruised hands.



Another picture showed the student raising her two hands, covered with a whitish substance.

Before the attempt, Eniola had expressed optimism that she would finish strong as the title holder of the longest hand-washing marathon.

“My background, the lessons life taught me have been motivating me to embark on this wash-a-thon. My experience is unexplainable, but it taught me to be selfless,” she had said.

“I am confident that I will reach the set goal of 50 hours of hand wash and by God’s grace I will emerge victorious.


“Despite the massive support from my colleagues here, I pray for the grace of God to be able to complete the task. My parents are very supportive and I urge Nigerians to rally round me while I work towards completing the task.”

It is believed that the student notified the prestigious British reference book of her intentions in June this year.

Enitan joined the growing list of Nigerians who have attempted to set new world records since the beginning of 2023.

On June 4, Joyce Ijeoma, the Nigerian masseur, collapsed during her attempt to set a new world record for the longest massage on different individuals.


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