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Guinness World Records: Nigerian woman paints her nails for three days

  • By Nkechi Ogbonna
  • BBC News, Lagos

Image source, Falope Gbenga and Gibson Ogunkunle

Screenshot, Lisha Dachor says she tried to break the record for teenage mothers in Nigeria

A Nigerian woman says she painted more than 4,000 nails in 72 hours in an attempt to break the world record.

With a nail brush in hand, Lisha Dachor, 19, walked around an events center in Nigeria’s northern Plateau state, adorning hundreds of nails with blue, pink and purple varnish.

Their three-day marathon came to an end on Wednesday.

Guinness World Record (GWR) rules state that for Dackor’s attempt to count, he must paint 60 nails per hour.

He is now waiting for GWR to review his attempt after submitting his evidence.

Image source, Falope Gbenga and Gibson Ogunkunle

Screenshot, Lisha Dachor hopes Guinness World Records will soon ratify her evidence

Image source, Falope Gbenga and Gibson Ogunkunle

Screenshot, People flocked to get their nails painted.

Image source, Falope Gbenga and Gibson Ogunkunle

Screenshot, Ms Dachor was draped in the Nigerian flag by her supporters.

Dachor said she embarked on this challenge to change the narrative about teen mothers like herself.

“I want to give hope to people, especially single mothers, because a lot of people think we have nothing to offer,” she told the BBC.

This nail technician has been working professionally for almost three years and says she also wants to put women in northern Nigeria in the spotlight.

Dachor says he also hopes his record attempt will put Plateau, his home state, on the map.

The Plateau is where Nigeria’s mainly Muslim north meets the mainly Christian south and many communities are mixed.

The region has struggled with decades of insecurity and conflict between different ethnic and religious groups, in which thousands of people have died.

“People judge Plateau by the cover. Apart from the ethnic problems we have, Plateau is a beautiful place. I received support from all ethnic groups while embarking on this attempt,” he said.

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