A Nigerian Olawunmi Bayode has set a new Guinness Record in the “Longest Marathon Reading Aloud” Category.
Bayode, a father of three children, logged 120 hours at 3:30 pm today at the YouRead Library Yaba in Lagos, beating the previous record set by Nepali Deepak Sharma Bajagain.
He announced the record on his Facebook page, saying: “Hello everybody, something just happened right now! My name is Bayode Treasures Olubunmi(Olawunmi) – I have just finished reading aloud for 120 hours non-stop! I am doing this for the youths,” he wrote on Twitter before he began the record-setting reading marathon.
Bajagain’s book reading began on September 19 and ended on September 24, 2008.
He recited 17 different books from 13 authors during his record attempt.
Bayode began reading at 1:30 pm on Monday, February 26, 2018 and ended 3:30 pm on Saturday.