Nigerian ‘Pinki’ Breaks Guinness World Record For Longest Dance
Nigerian professional dancer and choreographer Odumewu “Pinki” Debbie has officially broken the Guinness World of “the longest dancing marathon by an individual”, joining other Nigerians like Kaffy and DJ Obi in the record books.
The record for the longest dance marathon was previously held by an Indian woman, Kalamandalam Hemaletha at the Kerala Sangeetha Nadaka Academy in Thrissur, Kerala, India, who danced for 123 hours and 15 minutes, approximately five days, from September 20 to 26 in 2010.
Pinki Debbie broke the record yesterday but continued dancing and pushing to set a new record by going for 150 hours, approximately seven days.
The 22-year-old dance performer, exhibitionist, and media influencer in the Nigerian entertainment industry started her attempt at The Palms Shopping Mall, VI on Friday, November 17 and is set to finish by Friday, November 24, 2017.
She is dancing live on her Instagram page @pinkidebbie and needs all the support and encouragement she can get.
We are so proud of her!
Debbie is a graduate of policy and strategic studies from Covenant University. She started dancing when she was six years old. She draws her inspiration from her mother whose support for her work has been unwavering.
Many celebrities in the country have been supporting the dancer in her quest as she has broken the current record and set a new one.