Ike Nnachi, Abakaliki
Ebonyi-born, Master of Ceremony, Nwota Chukwuemeka Walter popularly known as MC Walter, has commenced a 130 hours Entertainment Marathon attempt to set a Guinness World record.
He is attempting to set a Guinness World Record as the first individual to anchor different events and activities for 130 hours.
Walter who hails from Izzi Local Government Area began the attempt on Tuesday at the popular CitiHub Events Centre in the heart of Abakaliki, capital of the city.
At the time of writing, Mr Walter has clocked over 45 hours.
He has used various forms of music, games, jokes and other activities to keep the fans entertained for the first two days.
The popular MC, skit maker and comedian has stood for over 22 hours each day entertaining the mammoth crowd that has trooped to the event.
He takes about two hours at the end of each day to rest and refresh before resuming at around 6am.
The event has attracted a wide range of people who have been trooping in daily from dawn till dusk to support Mr Walter.
Many attendees who participated in the games also won many prizes including cash and other gift items.
The MC, who is said to have so far used over 50 games to keep the show going and entertaining, still has over 200 games to be unleashed in the over 5 days world record attempt.
The marathon entertainment event, tagged “Entertain-a-thon,” will conclude on July 23rd, 2023. It is being streamed live on his official handles across various social media platforms.
In a Facebook post, the young MC called on all and sundry in Ebonyi State to throw their weight behind him, regardless of their political inclinations.
According to him, his dream is to make himself proud and put Ebonyi on the global map.
He also disclosed that no fee will be charged for people to gain access to the venue of the event.
He wrote: “Dear Ebonyians, what I am doing is not politically related (irrespective of the political party you are). This is me making myself and the state proud. Please, I need your presence at Citihub Abakaliki from 8 a.m. on Tuesday. No gate fee.”
In one of his buildup interviews to the event, the Ebonyi-born entertainer said, “It is 5 days, 10 hours of non-stop entertainment.
“This is an opportunity for me to stand and entertain the whole world. I will be standing as an MC, bringing a lot of activities like games, events. I will be anchoring dedications, birthdays, traditional marriages, etc., and cracking jokes.”
“It is going to be 130 hours of non-stop entertainment, non-stop fun. Nigerians should expect this. My friends, followers, and supporters should expect this,” he said.
Mr Walter’s attempt is coming a few months after Hilda Baci a Nigerian chef set a world record for cooking marathon.