Another Nigerian chef targets Guinness World Record in 82-hour grill-a-thon marathon

Akinsowon Edwin, a Nigerian chef and accountant, is ready to set a Guinness Record – an 82-hour grill-a-thon in Lagos.

The Guinness world record for the longest barbecue marathon is 80 hours, achieved by Jan Greeff (USA & South Africa) in association with Char-Broil, LLC., at an event in Columbus, Georgia, USA, on 27 April 2014.

Over three days, Mr Greeff cooked 1,000 hotdogs, 200 corn kernels, 104 chicken pieces, 558 burgers, and 526 boerewors (South African sausage).

Mr Edwin, an indigene of Ondo State, drawing from his diverse background and motivated by a deep-seated belief in achieving the extraordinary, aims to grill for over 82 hours, surpassing 80 hours set by the current record holders.

The chef said he would kick off his grill-a-thon at a venue beside Eric Kayser Restaurant, Bishop Aboyade Cole Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, on 15 June and stop when he breaks the record.

When asked about the inspiration behind this ambitious attempt, he shared, “Though I was an art student in secondary school and later studied accounting in higher education, I found my true calling in the restaurant business. Learning to grill from my grandfather in Ondo town ignited my passion for barbecue.”