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BY Mildred Europa Taylor, 8:40am July 05, 2023,

Watch: Nigerian woman collapses while attempting Guinness World Record for longest massage

Photos: Instagram/joycijeoma

A Nigerian woman collapsed Tuesday in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for longest massage, Vanguard reported. Joyce Ijeoma was hoping to achieve a 72-hour body massage on individuals but collapsed during her live coverage at the venue in the Lekki area of Lagos State, Nigeria.

She had done a total of 50 hours before the unfortunate incident in the wee hours of Tuesday, the report by Vanguard said. As of Tuesday, the masseuse had stopped the live coverage and was yet to come back to the venue. Alastair Galpin in South Kalimantan, Indonesia currently holds the record for the longest full-body massage in 25 hours and 4 minutes.

Ijeoma’s Guinness World Record attempt comes after Guinness World Records officially awarded Nigerian chef Hilda Bassey the record for the longest cooking marathon (individual) after attaining a time of 93 hours 11 minutes. The chef, who is also known as Hilda Baci, went viral across social media in May when she attempted to break the record that India’s Lata Tondon previously held.

Since its inception in 1955, the Guinness Book of World Records has served as a definitive source for vetting human records and achievements, and many people today are actively looking to have their names entered into the record book.

Apart from Baci, other Nigerian women have also made the list of Guinness World Record holders with incredible feats. Nigerian dancer, dance instructor, fitness coach and choreographer Kafayat Oluwatoyin Shafau broke the Guinness World Record for “Longest Dance Party” at the Nokia Silverbird Danceathon in 2006.

Nigerian Disc Jockey Oyinka Asu-Johnson professionally known as DJ Yin also broke the record for the longest Dj set in October 2021. DJ Yin broke the record by operating her set for 243 hours, and 30 minutes, at The Grill by Yanna, Ikoyi, Lagos.

Watch as Ijeoma attempts to break the record for the longest massage before collapsing:

Last Edited by:Mildred Europa Taylor Updated: July 5, 2023


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