An Ikole Ekiti born young talented painter , Ogunsua Victor ,has embarked on a remarkable journey of 80-hours Paint -A-Thon to break the Guinness World Record of longest painting marathon currently held by Ronald Palmeart, who achieved the longest continuous painting session for 60 hours in 2013. Victor aims to paint non-stop for 3 days ,an astounding 80 hours to surpass Palmeart’s record.
In a heartening show of support, the Ekiti State Governor, Biodun Oyebanji represented by Commissioner for Youth Development , Mr Adesola Gold and Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Community Communications,Mrs. Mary Oso-Omotosho, yesterday,visited Victor at Fajuyi park , venue of the challenge,to express their solidarity and admiration for his creative initiative .
Mr. Adesola commended Victor’s exceptional creativity and courage to successfully go through the rigors of Guinness World Records registration while Mrs. Mary Omotosho emphasized the importance of the visit. She noted that Victor’s endeavor perfectly aligns with Governor Oyebanji’s vision of fostering a thriving creative economy.
She noted that Governor Oyebanji is committed to harnessing the creative potential of Ekiti youth through the Ministry of Arts ,Culture and Creative Economy ,the Ministry of Youth Development and other relevant MDAs . This is not only to address unemployment but also encourage self-reliance among the youth.
Both officials who were accompanied by leadership of youth and student bodies in Ekiti State, encouraged Victor to stay determined in his remarkable effort.They assured him of the state government’s unwavering support throughout the Guinness World Record challenge.
As a token of their support, they presented Victor with cash gifts on behalf of the Governor and pledged further assistance as he advances in his extraordinary journey.