Nigeria has been announced to the world as its citizens continue to set the pace in various fields. Recently, a young Nigerian artist, Oyinlola Odumewu, also known as Lola Mewu, broke the record for the longest painting marathon by an individual. The previous record was held by Ronald Palmaerts in Arches, France, who painted for 60 hours. Lola set a 72-hour record for herself, but ended up painting for 82 hours and a few minutes, securing her place in the Guinness World Record for the longest painting marathon by an individual.
She began painting on Saturday, October 28, 2023, at 6:30 pm and ended on Wednesday, November 1, 2023, at 4:30 am. Lola’s paintings included emotional childhood scenes, and many of them have been put up for auction. Her achievement is unique in that some of her masterpieces were already auctioned off, showcasing not only her artistic prowess but also the incredible demand for her work.
Throughout her painting marathon, Lola brought to life a diverse array of artworks, each a testament to her boundless talent and endurance. Her achievement not only secures her place in the world of art but also serves as an inspiration for aspiring artists and creative minds.
In a recent post on her Twitter account, Lola shared that she autographed some of her previous paintings to appreciate the staff of Safe House and some of her team members after successfully setting a new Guinness World Record for the longest painting marathon. She signed off her post with the words, “The signature of a winner.”
While we await the Guinness World Record acknowledgment for her new achievement, we can only congratulate Lola Mewu on this outstanding and record-breaking artistic journey.