Temitope Adebayo, known as Tope Maggie, has reportedly broken the Guinness World Record for marathon cooking, surpassing Irish chef Alan Fisher’s 119-hour and 57-minute record.
In a TikTok video titled ‘The record is broken, congratulations to Nigeria, Oyo State, Chef Tope Maggie,’ he stood cheered by supporters.
Tope’s achievement marks a significant win for Nigeria, reclaiming the title for the longest continuous cooking from Alan Fisher, who had recently dethroned chef Hilda Bassey after her 93-hour record.
Tope studied Hotel Management at the Federal Polytechnic, Ede, Osun State, and inherited the name ‘Maggie‘ from his mother, under whom he learned cooking.
He currently manages a chain of restaurants in Ogbomoso.
Congratulations to Chef Tope Maggie and his team for completing a 200-hour Cook-A-Thon, which came to an end at exactly 3am this morning. pic.twitter.com/aCgQMIOaXN
— Oyo Affairs (@Oyoaffairs) November 18, 2023