Guinness World Record: Davido Cheers on Nigerian Chess Master, Onakoya in New York

In an effort to help chess master Tunde Onakoya beat the record for the longest chess marathon, Afrobeat sensation David Adeleke, better known by his stage name Davido, has come out in support of the master.

A number of people have shown their support for Onakoya, including Nigerian artist Adekunle Kosoko, also referred to as Adekunle Gold, Nigeria’s consul general in New York City, Ambassador Peter Egopija, and Omoyele Sowore.

Sharing updates on his X account on Thursday, Onakoya wrote, “Game number 100. 87 against my main opponent #CoachShawnMar. 13 against external challengers.

“We are now 31 hours in, with 27 to go! That puts us officially past the halfway mark. It’s looking possible now. Keep streaming, keep donating.”

The event, which is underway at New York City’s iconic Times Square, started at 10am on Wednesday, April 17, and is scheduled to end at 8pm on April 19.

Onakoya is engaging in an intense chess marathon, aiming to play for 58 hours without a single defeat.

The current Guinness World Record, set by Hallvard Haug Flatebø and Sjur Ferkingstad of Norway on November 11, 2018, stands at 56 hours, 9 minutes, and 37 seconds.


Share this:

Sydney Okafor

I am so passionate about this my profession as a broadcast journalist and voiceover artists and presently a reporter at TV360 Nigeria

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *