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A young Nigerian, Bayode Treasures-Olawunmi, is attempting to set a Guinness World Record in the Marathon Reading Aloud category.

“I remember, there was a year I bought a book with my savings meant for Christmas clothes.” – Bayode

Treasures-Olawunmi wants to read for 120 hours straight (with a 2-hour break every 24 hours). He began reading at 1:30 PM on Monday, February 26th and will continue to read until March 3rd, 2018.

The event is currently holding at the YouRead Library at Herbert Macaulay Way Yaba, Lagos.

GT Bank, Tagheuer and the Lagos State Government are among those sponsoring the event.

For the love of books

Treasures-Olawunmi, as disclosed by World Street, on Sunday expressed that he had always loved to read good materials right from his secondary school days. He added that it is his love for books and a bid to make reading culture popular in Nigeria which led to his gunning for a world record.

Feature image photo credit: Read how Treasures Bayode Olawunmi broke Guinness World Record.

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This article was first published on 28th February 2018 and updated on March 6th, 2018 at 6:59 pm


Adepeju Adenuga is a writer (considering where you are reading this, makes perfect sense). She holds a Masters Degree in Literature in English from the University of Lagos.

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