Sauti Sol's Bien Aimé has made an appearance to show support for culinary star Chef Maliha Mohammed as she strives to break the Guinness World Record for the longest cooking marathon by an individual.
Maliha took to her Instagram page to share the moment by posting a photo of Bien handing her flowers.
"@bienaimesol Thank you for coming, and for the flowers too. We are bringing this home," she wrote.
This comes hot on the heels of the self-taught chef reportedly fainting during the intense attempt to break the record.
Maliha shared a video on her Instagram stories, revealing the moment she received care from medics.
"I am a conqueror and a marathon runner. Nothing is bringing us down. To the finish line, we go," she asserted.
Crazy Kennar and other notable figures have been rallying behind Maliha showing their support actively reposting updates about Maliha's record-breaking endeavour and even showing up at the venue to cheer her on.
Maliha is currently over 110 hours into the marathon and she hopes to endure for six days, 147 hours to dethrone the current record holder who finished at 119 hours, 57 minutes and 16 seconds.
Maliha is yet to get first GWR recognition
Maliha is also yet to receive her Guinness World Record's acknowledgement despite surpassing the longest home kitchen cooking marathon in August and beating American chef Rickey Lumpkin, who previously held the record.
Through her Insta stories, Maliha revealed that she faced financial challenges in her pursuit of official GWR recognition.
GWR dethrones Nigeria's Hilda Baci
Nigeria's 'Jollof Rice Queen' Hilda Baci was recently dethroned from her position as the Guinness World Record holder for the longest cooking marathon barely months after receiving the coveted title.
In a statement on their X account, Guinness World Records confirmed that the title had been given to Alan Fisher, a chef from Ireland who cooked for 119 hours, 57 minutes and 16 seconds nonstop.
“Alan Fisher (Ireland), an owner and chef of a restaurant in Japan, has broken two cooking-related Guinness World Records titles,” the statement read.
“First up, he’s claimed the longest cooking marathon (individual) after clocking in a time of 119 hours 57 minutes. That is more than 24 hours longer than the previous record held by Nigerian chef Hilda Baci," the statement added.
According to GWR, Hilda aimed to establish a 100-hour record, but nearly seven hours were subtracted from her overall time due to an error where she incorrectly counted extra minutes during one of her early rest breaks in the attempt.