- Olusa broke the record of 90 hours two minutes held by a Nepali, Ananta Ram, from the 27th-31st of August 2018
A 24-year-old postgraduate student of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo State. Christopher Olusa, has set a new record of 112 hours 12 minutes for the longest speech marathon.
Olusa broke the record of 90 hours two minutes held by a Nepali, Ananta Ram, from the 27th-31st of August 2018.
Although Olusa set out to hit 120 hours, he could not hit the target.
Olusa started the speech marathon from 2 a.m. local time on Monday, September 11, 2023, to 6 p.m. on Friday, September 15, 2023.
In a tweet shared by the university’s handle on X (formerly Twitter), it stated that the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Adenike Oladiji, and a team from FUTA were present to support Olusa’s “remarkable quest to set a record for the longest speech marathon by an individual.”
It was learnt that the Guinness World Records had given the FUTA student the go-ahead to dabble in the world record event, tagged “From words to world records,” according to Olusa.
As of the time of filing this report, the GWR had not confirmed the record.
Similarly, the Guinness World Records, on Wednesday, announced a Nigerian, Tonye Solomon, as the new record holder for the most steps climbed on a ladder while balancing a football on the head.
Solomon achieved this feat by climbing a whopping 150 ladder steps.
“New record: Most steps climbed on a ladder while balancing a football on the head – 150 by Tonye Solomon (Nigeria),” GWR posted on X account, formerly Twitter, on Wednesday.
GWR reports that after Solomon completed a 60 km journey from Amassoma to Yenagoa with a football on his head, some people doubted his story. To prove them wrong, Tonye set a Guinness World Records title by climbing 150 steps on a ladder with a football on his head.
However, he successfully achieved this impressive feat last month by climbing a 250-foot tall radio mast while keeping control of the ball on his head.
While spending two months training for it, using all his free time to practise, Solomon said he wanted to set this record to challenge himself and “inspire others to do great things.”
During the record attempt, Tonye appeared unaffected by the steep climb, finishing it in just 12.5 minutes. After conquering all 150 steps, he jubilantly threw the ball down and celebrated with a triumphant fist pump.
“It wasn’t easy,” he said.
“I thank the Nigerian Civil Defense Bayelsa State Command for allowing me use their facility for this.”
Solomon is a member of the Chukwuebuka Freestyle Academy, led by Chukwuebuka Ezugha. This academy has nurtured many talents like Kid Eche, Vincent Okezie, Victor Richard Kipo, and Confidence Kipo, who have all achieved remarkable records.