VIDEO: Another Nigerian sets another Guinness World Record
Another Nigerian, Mr. Tonye Solomon, has set another Guinness World Record (GWR) for climbing a mast with a ball on his head in the process.
Mr. Solomon, according to the Guinness World Record, set the record in August in Bayelsa State.
He reportedly climbed 150 steps to the top of a radio mast measuring 250 feet (76 metres) in height with a football balanced on his head.
Reporting the development on its X, formerly Twitter, handle on Wednesday, GWR said:
“New record: Most steps climbed on a ladder while balancing a football on the head – 150 by Tonye Solomon (Nigeria).”
Watch the video clip below:
New record: Most steps climbed on a ladder while balancing a football on the head – 150 by Tonye Solomon (Nigeria) ️⚽️
Don't look down 👀 pic.twitter.com/yeZAXe1CxH
— #GWR2024 OUT NOW (@GWR) September 13, 2023
The report by GWR noted that before achieving the feat, Solomon completed a 60 km journey from Amassoma to Yenagoa with the football set on his head.
When some people doubted his story, however, he decided to prove them wrong by setting a Guinness World Records, climbing 150 steps on a ladder with the football on his head.
Confirming the development in a report on its website, GWR wrote:
“After Tonye Solomon walked 60 km (37 mi) with a football on his head from Amassoma to Yenagoa in Bayelsa State, Nigeria, many of his compatriots doubted the authenticity of his story.
“So, to prove them wrong, Tonye decided to demonstrate his skills by setting a Guinness World Records title for the most steps climbed on a ladder while balancing a football on the head.
“He successfully achieved the dizzying feat last month by climbing 150 steps to the top of a 250-foot (76-metre) tall radio mast while expertly keeping control of the ball atop his head.
“Tonye says he wanted to set this record to challenge himself and “inspire others to do great things.”
“He spent two months training for it, using all his free time to practise until he was confident that he would not fail.
“During the record attempt, Tonye was seemingly unfazed by the steep ascent, taking just 12 and a half minutes to complete the climb.
“After climbing all 150 steps, Tonye threw the ball down and celebrated with a fist pump.”
Tonye is part of the Chukwuebuka Freestyle Academy – run by Chukwuebuka Ezugha – which has produced several record-breaking talents such as Kid Eche, Vincent Okezie, Victor Richard Kipo and Confidence Kipo.
“It wasn’t easy,” he said. “I thank the Nigerian Civil Defense Bayelsa State Command for allowing me use their facility for this.”
Mr. Fish Jombo, a radio presenter who was part of the large crowd which gathered to watch the record attempt, said in reaction: “I was astonished because it’s never been done by anyone before.” Read more.