Christopher Olusa, a young Nigerian public speaker, has shattered the Guinness World Record for the Longest Speech Marathon by an individual.
Olusa’s astounding feat saw him deliver an uninterrupted speech for over 90 hours and 3 minutes.
He commenced his endeavor on Monday, September 11, to deliver a 120-hour speech at DEJAVU Hotel in Alagbaka, Akure, Ondo State.
Christopher Olusa, originally from Ajowa Akoko in Ondo State, initiated this remarkable feat.
This achievement surpasses the previous record held by Ananta Ram, a Nepali speaker, who spoke for 90 hours and 2 minutes in Kathmandu, Nepal, from August 27th to 31st in 2018. Olusa’s dedication and endurance have earned him a place in the record books, showcasing the incredible talent and determination of individuals worldwide.
“I stand before you today as a young Nigerian with an unwavering passion for change. As a proud alumnus of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, I have consistently strived to make a positive impact on society, as the owner of the #TalkWithTheDuke platform which has been a platform for advocacy, engagement, and innovation.
“My journey has been one marked by dedication to the cause of change and the relentless pursuit of knowledge. It is with this same spirit that I bring you today’s announcement regarding the upcoming Speech Marathon, an event that embodies the very essence of transformation and inspiration.
“The genesis of this remarkable endeavour was born from an unwavering commitment to inspire positive change in our society. It is about transcending boundaries, shattering limits, and aspiring towards something extraordinary.
“I am overjoyed to announce that our unwavering dedication has borne fruit, as Guinness World Records has granted us their esteemed approval for what promises to be an unprecedented feat,” he conveyed to journalists in Akure before embarking on his record-breaking attempt.