Video: Guinness Record-breaker Tunde Onakoya Arrives Nigeria to heroic welcome

Chess-in-Slums Founder, Tunde Onakoya, arrived Nigeria to a heroic welcome on Wednesday after breaking the record for the longest-ever chess marathon with a time of 60 hours.

An excited Onakoya was greeted in a heartwarming reception with singing and dancing at the airport.

This was seen in a video shared on X by one of his friends.

Onakoya broke the record of Norwegian players, Hallvard Haug Flatebø and Sjur Ferkingstad, who played for 56-hour, 9-minute in 2018.

The Nigerian Chess Master on April 17 began his attempt to set a 58-hour chess marathon record at the Times Square in New York, United States.

The new record holder said he attempted to raise funds and awareness for providing educational opportunities to underprivileged children across Africa.