This year’s Valentine’s Day will be interesting. With lovers showering each other with gifts to express undying love, the “Longest Kiss in Africa Challenge” is likely to be the winner of the day.
What will make the event more interesting is comedian Carl Joshua Ncube who has announced he will be in the running for the longest kiss challenge.
He joins several other celebrity couples among them Buhera South Member of Parliament, Comrade Joseph Chinotimba who has shown interest in the kissing challenge.
The kissing challenge, which was organised by the Book of African Records will be held at the Harare International Conference Centre and beings on February 13 to 14.
Book of African Records marketing officer, Gwen Myers confirmed that Ncube would participate in the event.
“Carl and his wife will start kissing from Victoria Falls (where he will be for his show on February 13) in a bid to clinch the record. The Book of African Records will be hosting the Longest Kiss in Africa event which will see the record being set for the Longest Kiss in Africa.
Myers said tickets were available from the HICC at a cost of $60 per couple.
“There will be a five course lunch served before the competition begins.
“There will be accommodation vouchers and hampers and many more prizes that will be won on the day for participating couples,” Myers added.
She said the Book of African Records has lined up other record breaking events this year in line with their theme “To Break and Set New Records.”
“All records set in 2016 will come out in our 2017 edition of The Book of African Records,” Myers said.
However, for those who want to compete, the rules are quite simple and interesting as firstly the couple has to be married and proof of marriage is required.
The kiss must be continuous and the lips must be touching at all times.
If the couple unlocks the lips they are automatically disqualified.
There are no rest breaks during the competition and couples are not allowed to have any aid like cushion or pillow or other people holding them as they should be standing.