A team of over 150 young Nigerians, drawn from different states is poised to set a new Guinness World Record for the longest Marathon Theatre Performance by a team as it puts on stage a historical play on the era of slave trade in Nigeria.
The play, titled ‘Eko’ is an epic that will reflect the rich cultural heritage of the different people of Nigeria. It will focus on the pursuit of peace and national unity, as well as celebrate men and women who gave their lives in the fight against slave trade in Nigeria.
‘Eko’ will be on stage for 150 hours; non-stop, day and night, to break the existing record and set a new World Record.
The current record of 76 hours, for the longest marathon theatre play by a team, is currently held by Team Coronado of USA, set in 2014 after beating the previous record of 32 hours by Team India.
The World Record attempt is also aimed at:
- Raising 3 Billion Naira for the building of the World’s Largest YOUTH THEATRE AUDITORIUM in Nigeria. Called the ‘THEATRE DOME’, the Theatre Auditorium will serve as an Art and Entrepreneurial Creative Centre that will keep young Nigerians busy, creative and productive, allowing them creative freedom and entrepreneurial development.
- Creating a global awareness for the plight of Millions of Internally Displaced Persons through the Slave-Trade theme of the 150 hours stage play.
- Helping to convey a message of Hope to every young Nigerian, that success is attainable and glory is possible only through unity and sacrifice. The success of the World Record attempt will help assure every Nigerian that nothing is impossible.
Over 100 million viewers are expected to watch and follow the 150 hours play via: livestream on www.150hoursnigeria.com, TV hourly review of the play on partner TV stations across Nigeria, and live-view at the Guinness World Record venue in Lagos.
Team Nigeria’s World Record attempt is riding on the pedestal of #RideNigeria Unity Family, a new movement aimed at inspiring optimism among Nigeria’s young people.