Nigerian woman sets world record for longest handmade wig


NIGERIA – A Nigerian woman, Helen Williams, has set a new Guinness World Record for the longest handmade wig.

Williams, from Lagos city, set the record after making the wig stretching more than 350 meters (1,150ft), the Guinness World Records (GWR) said in a statement on Wednesday.

According to BBC, a professional wig maker for eight years, Williams spent 11 days and US$2,493 (£2,031) making the wig.

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She narrated that despite the experience, it was not an easy task, including finding the materials – saying that she “felt exhausted” at some point, GWR quoted her as saying.

“However, friends and family encouraged me. I did not want to let them down, so I maintained my focus. The outcome is the longest handmade wig in the world,” according to Williams.

She recalled that the biggest challenge was getting space to have the wig laid out in a straight line and measured accurately.

She eventually did on an expressway – the road connecting the cities of Lagos and Abeokuta.

It came after Nigerian Chef, Hilda Baci, was last week dethroned as the world record holder for non-stop cooking.

Baci won the title earlier this year, causing a sensation in Nigeria.

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