Following Hilda Bassey’s cook-a-thon success earlier this year, where she broke the record for marathon cooking (with 93 hours and 11 minutes of cooking), a Nigerian has now achieved another Guinness world record.
Tonye Solomon had travelled 60 kilometres (37 miles) on foot from Amassoma to Yenagoa in Bayelsa State while balancing a football on his head.
Following this, Tonye made the decision to attempt an even more dangerous task: climbing a telecom mast with the ball on his pate. He did this to prove to individuals who had doubts about his capacity to move such a great distance while carrying a football on his head.
He made the decision to ascend the longest ladder as he carried a football on his pate. By going up a telecom mast while carrying a football, which is obviously a tougher endeavour, he was able to surpass the incredible 60 km distance he had previously accomplished, setting a new Guinness World Record.
He accomplished this feat last month after ascending 150 stairs to the top of a 250-foot telecom mast while carrying the ball on his head.
Tonye stated that he wanted to challenge himself and encourage others to achieve great things by breaking the record. He completed the climb in under 12 and a half minutes, appearing unfazed by the steep incline during the record attempt.
Over the course of two months, he practiced until he was confident that he would be successful.
Tonye, a member of an academy that seeks exceptional football jugglers, has now joined alumni from the academy, like Vincent Okezie and Kid Eche, who have achieved Guinness world records.