FUOYE Student to Beat Drums for 150 Hours in GWR Attempt

Olaniyi Israel Adewale, a student at Federal University, Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE), is seeking to set a 150-hour world record for the longest drumming marathon by a single person.

The computer science student began the 150-hour attempt on April 29 using the African talking drum.

He is anticipated to complete the roughly seven-day quest on May 5.

The exercise is taking place on the FUOYE campus.

Adewale stated that the Guinness World Records (GWR) has approved his attempt.

Adewale has worked more than 100 hours as of the writing of this report. The attempt is being broadcast on his social media sites.

The drum-a-ton has included the vocals of various Afrobeats performers, including Mayorkun and Simi.

It also includes congratulating and applauding superstars such as Mr Macaroni and Woliagba.

In an Instagram post, Adewale thanked Nigerian comedian Ayo Ajewole for his support in the quest.

“This is becoming real and overwhelming. I could not imagine that the challenge that started days ago is now close to 100 hours,” he wrote.

“And I sincerely want to appreciate Woliagba for the support he showed and the platform he gave me for recognition.

“My appreciation is it today but I just want to inform you he showed up tonight in our live video session.

“Let us drum up history, I’m still drumming.”

Adewale will join the growing number of Nigerians who have attempted to achieve new world records since the beginning of 2023.

Hassan Joshua Bature, a computer science lecturer at Federal University of Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE), made an attempt in 2023.

The instructor has planned a 150-hour lecturing marathon.


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