Cookathon: Oyo govt hails Chef Tope Maggie describes his quest as remarkable

Cookathon: Oyo govt hails Chef Tope Maggie describes his quest as remarkable




Oyo state government has hailed the Ogbomoso-born chef, Prince Tope Adebayo, popularly called Tope Maggie, for his attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the longest cooking by an individual.


This is contained in a press release signed by Oyo state Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Prince Dotun Oyelade, who led a team to the potential champion’s kitchen within the premises of the Ogbomoso Recreation Club on demonstrate government’s support.

Prince Oyelade having a nice taste of a meal from Tope’s kitchen

The current record holder who is an Irish chef, Alan Fisher, won the competition by cooking for 119 hours 57 minutes, few weeks ago.


He was outdone by Tope Maggie who has had marathon cooking for over 135 hours at the time of filing this report as he approaches his 200-hour mark.


Prince Dotun Oyelade who witnessed the moment Tope Maggie hit the 116th hour in the kitchen, described the attempt as remarkable demonstration of the resilient spirit of youths in Oyo sqtate.


Prince Oyelade chatted briefly with Tope Maggie to boost his morale, after which he was offered a taste of some of the chef’s meals.


He urged youths across the country, who have been rooting for Tope Maggie on social media, not to relent in sending their wishes, stressing that the global record would be a collective win.


An elated Prince Dotun Oyelade said, “this is exactly what Governor Seyi Makinde had in mind when he added ‘Civic Orientation’ to the Ministry of Information, galvanizing the youths; focus, hardwork and determination are all parts of the embodiment of this administration’s package for the younger ones and this is the mentality that Governor Makinde adopts for his acclaimed good governance in the state.”


Prince Oyelade who had known Tope Maggie from his infancy was warmly welcomed by the mother of the potential new champion, Mrs Margaret Adebayo, also known as Mama Maggie, who’s also a caterer.


Tope Maggie began the journey to world fame last week Thursday at 6:31pm and is expected to meet the 200 hours by the early hours of Saturday.


Effectively, the new cuisine master has hardly slept for five days now.

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