Nigerian dancer and choreographer, Debbie Odumegwu, a.k.a Pinki Debbie, has broken the Guinness World Record for ‘longest dance by an individual’.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the previous world record was 123 hours 15 minutes, approximately five days, and was achieved by Kalamandalam Hemaletha in India, from September 20 to September 26 in 2010.
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. Because she started training at an early age, she tuned, molded her muscles and body in sync with the energy needed for mobility. The jazzy vibes she inherited from her mum, terrific, athletic and creative attributes of choreography enabled her with the highest quality of experience as an instructor, artiste and thespian. Source: Amore
Pinki Debbie’s still going though, despite breaking the record, as she plans to set a new record of 150 hours.
So if you have plans to be at The Palms anytime before the end of tomorrow, Friday November 24th, you should probably stop by, support her and take a picture to be part of this historic moment.
Congratulations Pinki the sky is not even the limit. It is great when people pursue their gifts and talents. The role her mother played in encouraging her cannot also not be downplayed. This is a nice reminder to all parents that whatever a child is interested in, trains for an focuses on can open doors and amazing opportunities.