Tembu Ebere, a Nigerian citizen, recently embarked on a quest to break Guinness World Records by crying nonstop for seven days. He shared his ambitious goal on social media, seeking to join the ranks of other Nigerians attempting record-breaking feats.
This comes in the wake of Hilda Baci, a Nigerian chef, who successfully set the record for the longest cooking marathon by an individual, clocking in at 93 hours and 11 minutes.
Ebere revealed to BBC that during his relentless crying endeavor, he faced challenging physical consequences. He experienced headaches, puffy eyes, a swollen face, and, for a brief period, he went partially blind for 45 minutes. Despite the difficulties, he was determined to continue his emotional feat.
The Guinness World Records also acknowledged the rise in record-breaking attempts from Nigerians, receiving approximately 1,500 applications since May. The surge in interest followed Hilda Baci’s impressive cooking marathon achievement, inspiring others to attempt various records, particularly in the marathon category.
As more Nigerians take on extraordinary challenges, Guinness World Records advised participants to verify their records with their team before attempting to break any world records, ensuring the safety and accuracy of the attempts.