Nigerian accountant turned chef plans to break Guinness World Record in Barbecue Marathon

A Nigerian accountant and Chef Akinsowon Faderera Edwin is set to break Guinness World Record in Barbecue Marathon, as all roads lead to Eric Kayser Restaurant, Bishop Aboyade Cole Street, Bendel Close, Victoria Island, Lagos for 82-hour grilling

Penpushing reports that 48-year-old Faderera an indigene of Ondo State, whose parents are pensioners is said to be determined as records showed that he is a passionate griller and aspiring world champion to put Nigeria in global map

The griller with a background in accounting and a deep love for the culinary arts, started his journey from an arts student to a record-breaking hopeful, is a story of perseverance and unwavering belief in the power of dreams.

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Penpushing further reports that, Faderera, an accountant-turned-restaurant staff with a burning passion and an unyielding spirit is set to embark on a remarkable journey to break the Guinness World Record for the longest barbecue marathon.

The chef who will be focus of attention globally this weekend, drawing from his diverse background and motivated by a deep-seated belief in achieving the extraordinary, aims to grill for over 82 hours, surpassing the current record of 80 hours.

Penpushing also reports that Faderera when asked about the inspiration behind this ambitious attempt, explained that motivation in an inner drive that pushes one beyond expectations, stressing that he is always with the conviction that nothing is impossible.

‘Motivation is an inner drive that pushes you beyond expectations. I’ve always believed that nothing is impossible. Though I was an arts 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’, he said

Penpushing reports that he disclosed that his journey towards this record-breaking attempt began two years ago, recalling that from childhood he envisioned himself as a world champion, and working in a restaurant solidified his dream of achieving greatness through grilling

The griller admitted that the path has not been without challenges, explaining that to ensure his success, he enlisted the help of an expert trainer last year, who dedicated a month to honing his grilling skills.

‘From childhood, I envisioned myself as a world champion. Working in a restaurant solidified my dream of achieving greatness through grilling. Financial constraints and a demanding work ethic have been significant hurdles. But my determination to succeed keeps me going’, he stated

‘To break the record, I must grill for over 81 hours in a public area, adhering to specific guidelines set by Guinness World Records. I plan to grill for more than 82 hours, using only charcoal as modern grilling machines are not permitted. The event will be open to the public, and I’ll have a medical certificate to ensure the quality and safety of the food’, he explained

‘Managing rest breaks and staying active throughout the attempt will be crucial. “Guinness allows only rest breaks, not sleeping time. I aim to remain active for the full four days. The Lagos State government is providing emergency services to ensure safety, and all foods prepared will undergo government approval to maintain high standards.

Penpushing further reports that he said his mother has been motivational factor for him, adding that she encouraged her to keep focus, emphasizing that with the role of her mother extending personal support to him, he is determined to make her proud.

‘My mother has always motivated me. Her encouragement keeps me focused, and I want to make her proud. It’s challenging to get support, but I’m determined. If successful, I plan to build a grilling empire alongside my comedy ministry’

Penpushing also reports that Faderera expressed optimism and hopes to professionally establish a global presence in the grilling business and inspire others through his journey, stating that despite the lack of widespread support, he remains hopeful.

“It’s challenging to get support, but I’m determined. If successful, I plan to build a grilling empire alongside my comedy ministry. Let the day come first, and you’ll see. Never lose hope. Start planning and believe in your dreams. Even when the odds are against you, your belief will make it happen’

“My determination to break the Guinness World Records for the longest barbecue marathon will be a testament to my dedication, resilience and unshakable belief in my dreams. The event promises to be an inspiring showcase of skill, determination and community spirit, featuring free barbeque, free drinks, games, music and entertainment, give away and lots more’.

‘I solicit for public support, private and public company support, federal and state government support as I will be embarking on the journey starting from 1am on Saturday 15th of June till I break the record. We are inviting everybody to come and experience greatness at the venue, Beside Eric Kayser Restaurant, Bishop Aboyade Cole Str., Bendel Close Victoria Island, Lagos”, he stressed.

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