He announced this via Instagram on Sunday, tagging the Guinness World Records, Lagos-based Pastor Poju Oyemade, colleague Woli Agba and others. Sharing a design of his 5000 hour pray-a-thon, he wrote, “PRAY – A – THON…….5000 hours……It is doable….Anticipate…..Guinness Book of Record”.
The comedian cum actor’s announcement comes amid the wave of attempts to set world records that have overtaken the country.
Damilola Adeparusi, a chef in Ekiti State, is currently on a mission to set a new world record after Hilda Baci’s yet-to-be-confirmed 100 hours of cooking in Lagos last month.
Also an Ibadan chef reportedly announced to start his own record-breaking hours of cooking. Rumor has it that an Ebonyi-based baker who plans to bake for 140 hours.
However, Woli Arole said on Monday that the pray-a-thon he plans to hold is “beyond setting a record.” The comic star called it a revival, adding that the date and venue for the prayer meeting are set.
He wrote, “This is to stir the heart of MEN to PRAY… We PRAY until something Happens. We are SET!!”
See his posts below:
His posts triggered controversies among his fans and followers as many berated him for choosing such path while many claimed that it was another skit from the actor. Some reactions are shown below:
manuel_prime said, “This is what happens when you have lost identity. You try to become everything and anything that is trending. You forget who you are, who God has made you and you begin to chase what you weren’t sent to chase. Because a secular idea of GWR just trended you have started bringing in Christianity into this, proves once again that we don’t know who we are. God is called a Rock for a reason; he doesn’t change, or bend, what he was is what he is and what he will be, unlike the world that gets tired of things and wants to innovate and explore, we are called to find our stance and relevance in God and God alone, not any trending thing or whatever the secular world has to offer, we don’t let the world bend or squeeze us into their mold, but here we are, I just hope it’s a joke sha, cause this is stupid”.
oye__wole said, “No wahala, make person wey go dy do cookathon dy beside Mountain sha…. Same hours… So e go balance, as we dy pray- we dy refill for the holy ghost”.
rinotheblogger said, “You can’t break it. Jesus prayed for 40days and 40 nights. 5000hours is like 209days. U fit ? 😂😂😂😂”.
hrm_dubay said, “Arole lai ja ogun modakeke 😂”.