Ikorodu born reader, Bayode breaks Guinness World Record
A Okorodu born Nigerian youth, Bayode Treasures-Olawunmi has broken the Guinness World Record of the ‘Longest Reading Aloud Marathon’ in the world.
The young man achieved this at the Herbert Macaulay Library displacing Deepak Sharma Bajagain of Nepal who previously held the record with 113 hours and 15 minutes.
Bayode who hails from Ikorodu in Lagos read for 122 hours. Supporters and friends of the reader were initially expecting him to stop at 120 hours but a determined Bayode kept going to the amazement of observers present at the Herbert Macaulay Library as well as millions others following live online.
Lagos Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode was represented by his Special Adviser on Education, Fela Bank-Olemoh while the member representing Ikorodu Federal Constituency, Hon. Babajimi Benson was also present to witness the ground breaking event.
Bayode made it known that the record he is setting is aimed at making reading popular again in Nigeria especially amongst young people due to the decline in the reading culture.
He read continuously for 5 days.