Subair Enitan, a beauty queen and a student of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) in Ile-Ife, Osun State, set out on Friday, November 24, 2023, to become the first person attempting to set a Guinness World Record for the longest manual washing time.
She officially informed the Guinness World Record of her intentions in June of this year and was granted the opportunity to embark on her attempt on November 24, 2023.
With the support of OAU Students’ Union leadership and the school management, she undertook the challenge at the Sub car park in OAU, Ile-Ife, Osun State.
After 58 hours, surpassing her initial plan of 50 hours, she completed the challenge at midnight on Monday, 27th November, 2023. Subsequently, she was taken in the school ambulance to the institution’s clinic for a medical check-up.
Reflecting on the challenge, she said, “I am very fulfilled to have completed the task right in front of my mom, friends, and colleagues who thronged to this venue to show love and support for my ambition.”
Despite many media reports suggesting her hospitalization after the challenge, Enitan took to social media to confirm that, although her hands in the viral video appeared worn out and whitened from the effect of washing with soap and detergents for a long time, she was doing alright.
“First of all, I’m sure you can see I’m very much okay. So to the people trending saying I landed in the hospital, I didn’t land in the hospital, and these are my hands. I am better. I’ve been in my house with family members, [and] my team members. I’ve been sleeping. I woke up this evening to take pictures. I have been very fine. Just dey play o. Nothing is wrong with me,” she said.
Subair Enitan, a 200-level student of Linguistics and African Languages at OAU, also bears the title of “Omidan Asa of Ile Ife 2023” and was recognized as one of the top five finalists in the Face of Osun Pageantry.
She also starred in the movie Jagun Jagun as a yoruba chanter.
As of now, the Guinness World Record has not confirmed her as a new record breaker.