Is it just us or do Nigerians seem to have a painfully fleeting relationship with the Guinness World Records? Whenever we do break records, which rarely happens, we never stay on for very long.
Wizkid had his ‘most streamed song on Spotify’ record, courtesy of Drake’s “One Dance”, broken by Ed Sheeran; DJ Obi’s record for ‘longest DJ set’ was broken by an American DJ. Well, Debbie Odumewu just broke her own record and we hope she gets to stay on a little longer.
Nigerian professional dancer Odumewu Debbie, a.k.a Pinki Debbie has joined other Nigerians like Kaffy and DJ Obi on the Guinness world record.
She just broke the record for the longest dance marathon which was previously held by an Indian woman, Kalamandalam Hemaletha who danced 123 hours 15 minutes.
Starting on November 17, the 22-year-old dancer broke the record for ‘longest dance marathon by an individual’, not to be confused with the record for ‘longest dance party’ Kafayat Shafau-Ameh famously broke at the Nokia Silverbird Danceathon in 2006.
Pinki Debbie has danced for over 124 hours as at 12:00am on November 23rd, 2017. and is still dancing. She will be ending the challenge by 4pm on November 23rd, 2017.
Debbie, who is a graduate of policy and strategic studies from covenant university, started honing her dance skills at the age of 6. She draws her inspiration from her mother whose support for her work has been unwavering.