Cook-a-thon: Jubilation as Chef Dammy surpasses 100 hours

Chef Damilola Adeparusi

Chef Dammy

By Nimot Sulaimon

Jubilation agog Ekiti as Miss Damilola Adeparusi aka Chef Dammy surpassed the 100-hour cooking record earlier set by Chef Hilda Baci.

She broke the record early Tuesday morning and is on her way to set a new record – of 120 hours cook-a-thon done by an individual.

Chef Dammy, a student of the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE), started her marathon cooking task at 12 noon last week Friday, in a small kitchen with little ventilation.

Besides being a chef, Adeparusi is also a poet, songwriter, and editor. Her official social media pages carry these titles as well.

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Earlier, Ekiti First Lady, Mrs Olayemi Oyebanji declared her support and urged Nigerians to celebrate Damilola’s bold pursuit.

On Twitter she wrote, “The last 70 hours have been about Chef Dammy @dammypas, a determined Ekiti undergraduate, who is making a bold attempt to break the Guinness World record for the longest cooking marathon.

“For me, it’s her courage and determination to stand for something positive, using her God-given talent to make a statement.

“Miss Damilola Adeparusi, surely has our love and support as she forges ahead to make this bold statement.

“I salute your courage Chef Dammy, for your decision to run your own race. Congratulations.”

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