Olaniyi Israel Adewale, a student of the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE), has completed a 200-hour drumming marathon to set a new world record by an individual.


Adewale, also called Enny Percussions, began a 150-hour attempt on April 29 — using an African talking drum.

After hitting the 150-hour mark, the 300-level computer science student decided to undergo another 50 hours of drumming.

Adewale said the Guinness World Records (GWR) acknowledged and approved his attempt.


“My deepest appreciation to every one who showed up, reposted, shared, engaged, comment, tell friends about this, and those who were cheering me up during live sessions,” he wrote on Instagram after concluding the feat.

“I am honestly not taking this love for granted, ofcourse beating African talking drum for 200 hours is the most challenging thing I experience as a percussionist, because this was the first time I am doing this.

“Thanks to Guinness world record @guinnessworldrecords for granting me approval to do so.


“Special thanks to @mlpercussions For sponsoring this official attempt, sent me cash and other materials to energize my interest on this new achievement, thanks to you sir, God will continue to enrich and bless you beyond measures ijn.

“And I must openly appreciate a great man with the oil of gladness who showed his impact on this challenge, I would never imagine @woliagba_ayoajewole will acknowledge and repost on his page I sincerely will ever appreciate this greatly sir, and thanks to all notable and loved Celebrities who engaged… Omor, I can’t start mentioning names.”


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The longest marathon drumming by an individual is 150 hours 1 minute. It was achieved by Allister Brown in Lisburn, County Antrim, UK, from July 16 to 22 July 2023.

Allister made this attempt to raise awareness of pancreatic cancer and in memory of his late partner. His efforts raised over £25,000 for two pancreatic cancer and mental health support charities.


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