Temitope Adebayo, aka Tope Maggie, is reported to have established a new Guinness World Record for marathon cooking, surpassing the previous mark set by Irish chef Alan Fisher at 119 hours and 57 minutes.
In a TikTok video captioned ‘The record is broken, congrats to Nigeria, Oyo State, Chef Tope Maggie,’ he received applause from his fans.
Tope’s achievement holds significance for Nigeria as it regains the title of the longest continuous cooking, reclaiming it from Alan Fisher. Fisher had recently dethroned chef Hilda Bassey, who held a 93-hour record.
Tope, who studied Hotel Management at the Federal Polytechnic in Ede, Osun State, earned the nickname ‘Maggie’ from his mother, who taught him how to cook. Currently, he manages a chain of restaurants.