Tope Maggie, a chef from Ogbomoso, Oyo, has embarked on a challenging 200-hour cooking marathon, aspiring to secure a spot in the records.
In a Thursday evening Instagram post, Maggie officially announced his bold attempt, sharing images and videos while earnestly seeking support for his ambitious endeavor.
The cooking marathon is taking place at the Ogbomoso Recreation Club, Ogbomoso, as detailed in the accompanying flyer.
Tope, as captured in circulating videos, kicked off his audacious attempt on Thursday at 6 pm. Remarkably, at the time of this report, he has already surpassed an impressive 17 hours of continuous cooking.
The accompanying flier indicates that the chef has taken steps to seek the official approval of the Guinness World Records (GWR).
The Nigerian chef is set on surpassing the world record held by Alan Fisher, the Irish chef, who achieved a cooking marathon lasting 119 hours and 57 minutes. Fisher was officially certified by the Guinness World Records on November 7 for the longest individual cooking marathon, surpassing the previous record set by Nigerian chef Hilda Baci at 93 hours and 11 minutes.
Additionally, Fisher also secured the record for the longest individual baking marathon, clocking in at 47 hours and 21 minutes.
Reacting to Fisher’s feat, Baci, who was certified for her own achievement by GWR in June — said she is happy to have held the prestigious record.
She also congratulated Fisher for his “huge achievement” and sent her best wishes to him.