A Nigerian chef, Temitope Adebayo, best known as Tope Maggie, has broken the Guinness World Record for the longest cooking marathon by an individual.
Daily Report Nigeria reports that Tope Maggie surpassed the previous record held by Irish chef, Alan Fisher, who cooled for 119-hour and 57 minutes.
This is as Chef Tope Maggie concluded a 200-hour cook-a-thon in the early hours of Saturday, November 18.
The milestone was announced via a video posted on the Oyo Affairs X page with the caption;
‘Congratulations to Chef Tope Maggie and his team for completing a 200-hour Cook-A-Thon, which came to an end at exactly 3am this morning.’
The cook-a-thon, which started on Thursday evening, took place at the Ogbomoso Recreation Club in Ogbomoso, Oyo State.
Tope Maggie is now awaiting confirmation of his record by the GWR.
Recall that the same record was recently set by another Nigerian chef, Hilda Baci, whose record was broken by Fisher.