GWR: Nigerian lady completes 72-hour nail painting marathon in Plateau


A Nigerian nail painter from Plateau State, Lisha Dachor, 19, has wrapped up her attempt to set a new Guinness World Record for the longest nail painting marathon by an individual.

At the event, dubbed a “nail-a-thon,” Dachor was reported to have painted over 4,000 artificial nails in 72 hours.


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In a post on her Facebook page on Thursday, she wrote, “Breaking barriers and setting records! Honoured to have set a new milestone in the world of nail art with the longest marathon painting of artificial nails by an individual. Grateful for the journey and the incredible support.”

On April 25, Dachor announced her intention to undertake the challenge from April 28 to May 1 at Odilin’s Event Centre, behind the National Library in Jos, Plateau State capital.

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She also stated that free bus transportation to and from the venue would be made available for attendees.

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In an interview with the BBC, Dachor stated that she aims to use her record attempt to shine a positive spotlight on Plateau State.

“People judge the Plateau by its cover. Apart from the ethnic issues we have, Plateau is a beautiful place. I got support from all ethnic groups while I embarked on this attempt,” she said.

She was also reported to have embarked on the challenge to change the narrative about teen mothers like herself.

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