Ghanaian Chef Ebenezer Smith cook-a-thon controversy explained

The controversy has even seen the popular chef get arrested

Ghanaian Chef Ebenezer Smith allegedly achieved a remarkable feat by attempting to set a new Guinness World Record for the longest cooking marathon by an individual.

He reportedly cooked for an impressive 802 hours and 25 minutes, aiming for 1,200 hours. Chef Smith began his cook-a-thon with a star-studded event at the Amadia Shopping Centre at Spintex, attracting numerous celebrities who came to show their support.

The previous record was 119 hours and 57 minutes, and Chef Smith aimed to more than double that time, cooking for over a month.

His achievement was announced at a press conference in Accra on Tuesday, July 2, 2024.

However, Guinness World Records has confirmed that Chef Smith of Ghana "does not hold the GWR title for the longest cooking marathon," and his certificate is not authentic.

Doubts began to surface about the legitimacy of his claim, prompting an investigation by Guinness World Records.

This led to his arrest and detention at the La police station on allegations of fraud.

This incident, reported by Accra-based Asaase Radio, occurred just hours after Chef Smith held a press conference announcing that he was the latest Guinness World Record holder for the longest cooking marathon.