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A Nigerian Art Student, Chancellor Ahaghotu, has broken a decade-old painting marathon record after painting for 100 consecutive hours.

Chancellor Ahaghotu, a sophomore at the Savannah College of Arts and Design in Atlanta, surpassed an old record of a 60-hour painting marathon set by a Belgian, Roland Palmaerts in 2013.

According to the Guinness World Record, Chancellor told them before the attempt that his motivation for coming to the States was to build up his career and pursue his dream as a recognised artist.

“I came to the United States to pursue my dreams and build up my career as a recognised artist. Breaking the record will boost my recognition as an artist both in my school and the world at large.”

For this record, the challenger can either work on one large painting or create multiple ones, but the painting(s) must be of a recognisable image; abstract painting is not permissible.

Over the course of four days, Chancellor worked tirelessly to produce 106 pieces depicting all manner of subjects, including celebrities, food items, plants, animals, and much more.

At the 60th hour, when he surpassed the previous record, he painted a broken record player.

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