Temitope Adebayo, also known as Tope Maggie, is said to have set the Guinness World mark for marathon cooking, breaking Irish chef Alan Fisher’s previous mark of 119 hours and 57 minutes.
In a TikTok video captioned ‘The record is broken, congrats to Nigeria, Oyo State, Chef Tope Maggie,’ he was greeted with applause from his fans.
Tope’s accomplishment is noteworthy for Nigeria, since it reclaims the title of longest continuous cooking from Alan Fisher, who had just dethroned chef Hilda Bassey following her 93-hour record.
Tope studied Hotel Management at the Federal Polytechnic in Ede, Osun State, and got the nickname ‘Maggie’ from his mother, who taught him how to cook.
He currently manages a chain of restaurants in Ogbomoso.