Nigerian Lady Attempting to Set a New Record for the Longest Massage Has Collapsed

A Nigerian masseuse, Joyce Ijeoma, who is currently attempting to set a Guinness World Record for the longest massage on different individuals has collapsed.

She embarked on the 72-hour massage-a-thon attempt on Saturday, the 1st of July, and will end on Monday if her calculations go right, in the Lekki area of Lagos State.

She is looking to break Alastair Galpin’s record for the longest full-body massage in 25 hours and 4 minutes which was held in South Kalimantan, Indonesia in November 2015.

In preparation for her record-breaking feat, the Lagos-based lady claimed she conducted over 18 hours of massage on different individuals.

At exactly 50 hours into the massage marathon, Joyce Ijeoma was reported to have collapsed, without an emergency healthcare provider on standby.

A video capturing the moment she slumped, showed her assistants helping her off the ground as her body could no longer take the stress.

Watch the full video here.

This comes after 26-year-old Nigerian, Hilda Baci was declared the Guinness World Record holder for the longest cooking marathon, with a time of 93 hours 11 minutes.

Hilda Baci’s feat inspired many young Nigerians to attempt record-breaking streaks nationwide. 

On 14th June, an Ekiti State chef, Damilola Adeparusi, popularly known as Chef Dammy, accomplished her 120-hour cook-a-tho—an attempt to beat Hilda Baci’s feat of 100 hours, which was later declared null and void by the GWR. 

On 11 June, famous comedian and actor Bayegun Oluwatoyin, popularly called Woli Arole, disclosed his plans to set a new Guinness World Record for the “longest prayer session,” which would last for 5000 hours.

On the same date as Woli Arole, a digital artist, Oyinlola, made her GWR attempt known via her Twitter post. She disclosed her attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the longest painting marathon in October 2023.

Also, on June 30 Adeola Adeyeye, an Ondo-based chef, (also known as Chef Adeola) is set hit a new world record of 150 hours cook-a-thon by July 7.

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