Wednesday, 17 April

Faila’s magnificent cooking marathon also bites the dust

Chef Faila

Another Ghanaian attempt at Guinness World Records glory has been marked unsuccessful.

Chef Failatu Abdul-Razak cooked for 227 hours, across 10 days, starting from the first day of 2024. Her aim was to break Alan Fisher’s 119-hour-57-minute GWR cooking marathon record set in November 2023.

Faila’s unwavering verve in the cooking booth, supported by chef Eric, stunned her live audience at the Modern City Hotel, Tamale, Northern Region, and her virtual audience, local and global.

Sunday, March 3, 2024, however, the news broke that Faila’s “attempt falls short”.

The announcement was made in a statement signed by media star Kafui Dey, who was identified as the coordinator in Faila’s team.

Essentially, the statement expressed abundant gratitude for the overwhelming support Faila received from fellow citizens, state officials, the media, and Corporate Ghana, among others.

It was also revealed, more importantly, Faila’s attempt bit the dust because of “a violation of the rest break rules”.

Faila’s news comes after Asantewaa Aduonum also failed to break the 105-hour record for the longest singing marathon (individual). She performed at the Akwaaba Village, Airport City, Accra, for five days from December 24, 2023.

Currently, Millennium Chef Smith has cooked for 32 days, attempting to break Alan Fisher’s record.

Read Ms Failatu Abdul-Razak’s statement in its entirety below:

Chef Faila's Guinness World Record Attempt Falls Short, Grateful for Support

Accra, 3rd March 2024 - Despite encountering a setback in her Guinness World

Record attempt for the Longest Cooking Marathon (lndividual), Chef Faila, proudly

supported by Headline Sponsors Electroland Ghana, Pomo Tomato Paste, and Verna

Mineral Water, along with a host of esteemed partners, remains resolute in her culinary


The attempt, which captivated audiences worldwide, unfortunately fell short of meeting

the stringent guidelines set forth by Guinness World Records. A statement from the

Records Management Team cited a violation of the rest break rules, resulting in an

unsuccessful attempt.

In response to the decision, Chef Faila expressed profound gratitude to her supporters:

“While the outcome may not be what we anticipated, I am deeply thankful for the

unwavering support from our sponsors and partners, as well as the encouragement

from our fans. Your backing has been instrumental throughout this journey,” said Chef


Amidst the disappointment, Chef Faila remains undeterred, fueled by the support of her

sponsors and partners. "Although this attempt did not result in a world record, it has

been an invaluable experience. 1 am proud of the dedication and hard work put forth,

and I am committed to continuing to push boundaries in the culinary world," she added.

The team at Guinness World Records acknowledged Chef Faila's efforts and

encouraged future record proposals. "We commend you for your tremendous efforts

with this record attempt. We hope you can still be very proud of what you have

achieved," stated the Records Management Team.

Chef Faila's journey was made possible through the generous support of Headline

Sponsors Electroland Ghana, Pomo Tomato Paste, and Verna Mineral Water, as well

as Media Partners GTV, LifeStyle TV, Zaa TV, NTV, Sagani TV, Adom TV, Joy Prime,

Diamond FM and Studio 502. Additionally, Chef Faila extends her heartfelt appreciation

to other partners including Ghana Tourism Authority, Jordin Kitchenware, the Tamale

Teaching Hospital, 6 Infantry Battalion Medical Reception Station, Commanding

Officers and Soldiers of Northern Command, the General Officer Commanding

Northern Command, Major General Matthew Essien, and the Ghana Armed Forces

Chef Faila wishes to express her sincere gratitude to Vice-President Dr Bawumia and

Second Lady Samira Bawumia, Former President John Mahama, and the Lordina

Foundation for their support and encouragement throughout this journey.

For more information on Guinness World Records guidelines and record-setting

opportunities, visit

For media inquiries or further information, please contact Kafui Dey at

[email protected]/-+233 240 299 122

About Chef Faila

Failatu Abdul Razak is an acclaimed culinary artist known for her innovative approach

to cooking. With a passion for pushing boundaries and creating culinary experiences

that captivate the senses, Chef Faila continues to inspire audiences worldwide.

About Guinness World Records

Guinness World Records, known as the global authority on record-breaking

achievements, has been documenting extraordinary feats since 1955. From the tallest

to the fastest, Guinness World Records celebrates human endeavor and exceptional

accomplishments across the globe.

End of Press Release

For media inquiries, please contact:

Kafui Dey


+233 240 299 122

Source: Benjamin