Ghanaian chef Failatu Abdul-Razak has reportedly shattered the world record by cooking continuously for more than 227 hours, wrapping up her remarkable feat with an emotional salute to the crowd in Tamale on Wednesday.
Adorned in her country’s flag, Ms. Abdul-Razak referred to the cooking marathon as a national assignment, emphasising her dedication to the cause for Ghana. A cheering audience witnessed her exit from the hotel kitchen, signalling the end of the extraordinary culinary endeavour.
Her team plans to submit evidence of the marathon to Guinness World Records (GWR) for official verification of her record-breaking achievement. GWR acknowledged Abdul-Razak’s accomplishment on X (formerly known as Twitter), stating, “We look forward to reviewing her evidence!”
The current record holder, Irishman Alan Fisher, had cooked for 119 hours and 57 minutes. Failatu Abdul-Razak expressed her determination to make it exceedingly challenging for anyone attempting to break her newly established record.
Throughout the cook-a-thon, various figures showed support for Abdul-Razak, including politicians like Vice-President Mahamudu Bawumia, numerous celebrities, and even the Ghanaian military.
The achievement comes after Hilda Baci in Nigeria caused excitement by breaking the record last year before being surpassed by Alan Fisher. Additionally, in December, Ghanaian media personality Afua Asantewaa completed a five-day singing marathon, including Christmas Day, with the hope of securing a Guinness World Record.