Angel Osariemen Asein is a native of Edo State, Nigeria, a diploma graduate from the University of Benin and a current 500 level student of the University of Lagos. She sets out to break the Guinness world record, by attempting a 9days read-a-thon.
The record is currently held by a Nigerian, John Obot, who reached 145 hours for the longest read-a-thon record surpassing the former record holder Rysbai Isakov of India. With the support of the Edo State Government, the Edo State Ministry for Arts and Culture amongst others, she will be attempting to read for approximately 200hrs about the ancient city of Benin, about its wonders and stories that have been lost in time, she states that she aims to shine a light on the intricate facets of Benin’s culture, arts and renowned bronze work transcending mere record setting to illuminate the depths and beauty of our cultural legacy in other to promote tourism in our state.
The Guinness world record read a -thon is scheduled to kickstart on the 23rd of February to the 3rd of March at the State Library Complex, Edo State Secretariat, Sapele Road Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria. It’s 18 days left to the start of the journey,the count down to the d-day has began.