Worried by the overwhelming attempts by some Nigerians to set more of its records, Guinness World Records(GWR) has asked them to take it easy.
The warning is coming days after the world record body advised Nigerians to apply for confirmation before attempting any record.
GWR made the cautionary remark during a Twitter conversation with a Nigerian who tweeted at them to inform them about her intentions to attempt two record-breaking feats.
Love Ajoke wrote, “I’m coming with the Idea-a-thon and puff-a-thon titles. Get ready!
GWR replied, “Please, enough with the record-a-thons.
However, following the conversation, another Nigerian, identified as Olivia, asked, “Are you tired of my country?”
The world record asked which country she was referring to, which suggests they don’t know where she is from.
Olivia wrote, “Nigerian, we are trying to break all your records.”
GWR replied, “We welcome all applications from all over the globe. We can all be friends.”
This warning is coming days after the world record body advised Nigerians to apply for confirmation before breaking any record.
After completing her 100-hour cook-a-thon challenge in May, many inspired young Nigerians caught the Hilda Baci syndrome and started their incessant record-breaking attempts.
In a quest to break or set a new record, it is assumed that many have begun to trivialise the world record and what it truly stands for.
Coincidentally, the world record body’s post also came when a Cameroonian skit maker, Tembu Daniel, kicked off his attempt at the longest crying marathon by an individual.
His compatriot Danny Zara recently announced her ambitious plan to embark on a 200-hour sex marathon to break the Guinness World Record.
On 6th July, the Guinness World Records advised applicants to apply for confirmation before their record-breaking attempts.
Following the statement the world record body issued via its Twitter page, many suggested it referred to Nigerians.
At their response, a Nigerian masseuse, Joyce Ijeoma, had collapsed 50 hours into her 72-hour attempt for the longest massage on different individuals.
GWR caption read, “Polite reminder that you should probably have your world record title confirmed by our team before attempting it; here’s how our process works.”