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Mama D, Uganda’s Chef Aims High For Guinness World Records

Dorcus Kirabo on her cooking Marathon. Courtesy Photo/ BaronEdgar

 By Culton Scovia Nakamya

Dorcus Kirabo commonly known as Mama D, a Ugandan chef, is on a mission to secure a spot in the Guinness World Records. Mama D embarked on a cooking marathon surpassing 120 hours, with the goal of setting a new record for the longest hours of cooking by an individual.

She started her cooking marathon on Saturday 23rd December 2023 at 10:00AM in Kira division, Wakiso district. She has prepared more than 100 meals, focusing on local cuisines. Her meals are shared with those present to support and cheer her on.

With widespread attention on social media, Mama D has gained substantial backing both online and offline. Various entities like the Uganda Tourism board, corporate companies, Women leaders, activists, political leaders, artists, musicians, media personalities and others have rallied behind her quest to break the existing record.

Winnie Kiiza showing up for Mama D

Many have described her as a symbol of strength and inspiration to other Ugandans.

“You have shown strength and resilience @Mama_d256. Your country is proud and we’re rooting for you!” Said Winnie Kiiza, Former Leader of Opposition in Uganda.

The current Guinness World Record held by an Irish citizen Alan Fisher was set in November 2023 after cooking for 119 hours and 57 minutes. Alan dethroned Nigerian chef Hilda Effiong Bassey (Hilda Bachi) who previously held the records with 93 hours of cooking.

After surpassing Alan’s record, Mama D has expressed her determination to continue cooking, to make it challenging for future contenders to break her yet-to-be-confirmed record by Guinness World Records.

By Thursday evening, Mama D had  exceeded 130 hours of cooking.

Mama D’s spirit is still high. Courtesy Photo/ BaronEdgar

She will need to submit her evidence before the Guinness Records pending verification before an official verdict.

By press time, The organization had not responded to mama D’s attempt. A formal announcement is always made within 12 weeks after submission of documentation.

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