Temitope Adebayo, also known as Tope Maggie, has beaten Irish chef Alan Fisher’s record of 119 hours and 57 minutes to set a new record for marathon cooking.
Fans present at the venue congratulated Tope Maggie and his team for completing a 200-hour Cook-A-Thon, which came to an end at exactly 3am this morning.
Tope’s achievement marks a significant win for Nigeria, looking to reclaim the title for the longest continuous cooking from Alan Fisher, who had recently dethroned another Nigerian chef, Hilda Bassey, after her 93-hour record.
Tope, named “Maggie” by his mother, who taught him how to cook, was a student of hotel management at the Federal Polytechnic in Ede, Osun State.
He currently manages a chain of restaurants in Ogbomoso.