This is the man with the longest nails in Africa and wants to beat the world record. Can he do it?
A 34-year-old Kenyan man is planning to make history as he aims for the Guinness World Records as the person with the longest nails on earth.
John Waweru has grown his nail 30 centimetre-long nails on his left hand as he prepares to achieve the feat. He is probably the man with the longest nails in the world.
“This is my job, this is what feeds me. I go to the beaches and tourists pay to see the fingernails. I also go to places like Agricultural Society of Kenya (ASK) shows, get-togethers and schools where people pay to see my nails,” the Mombasa-based man told the Daily Nation.
Waweru said that the nails earn him between KSh 2,000 and KSh 10,000 a day. Now, he has built a four roomed Swahili house and started a nail salon for manicure and pedicure from the income.
Shridhar Chillal hold the Guinness World Records as the person with the longest nails in the world
Because of his ambition, Waweru can neither cook nor wash his clothes. He also stopped covering himself with a bed-sheet while sleeping in order to avoid breaking the nails.
The Guinness World Record is being held by India’s Shridhar Chillal. Chillal was in 2015 recognised by Guinness World Records as the person with the longest fingernails on a single hand ever.