Davido cheers Tunde Onakoya in attempt to break Guinness World Record for longest chess marathon (Video)

Afrobeat singer, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, has visited Nigerian chess master, Tunde Onakoya, in Times Square, New York.

It is no more news that Tunde Onakoya, the founder of chess in slum Africa, started his attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the longest chess marathon on Wednesday, April 17th.

The 29-year-old chess guru, engaging in the intense chess marathon, has been playing for hours without a single defeat. The quest is scheduled to end by 8pm, April 19.

Nigerians have stormed New York to support Onakoya such as Nigerian singer, Adekunle Gold, Nigeria’s Consul-General in New York City, Ambassador Peter Egopija, and Omoyele Sowore among others.

Davido, who is presently in New York after shutting down his concert in Madison Square Garden, declaring his support for Onakoya.

Sharing updates on his X account on Thursday, Onakoya wrote, “Game number 100. 87 against my main opponent #CoachShawnMar. 13 against external challengers. We are now 31 hours in, with 27 to go! That puts us officially past the halfway mark. It’s looking possible now. Keep streaming, keep donating.”

In a video making the rounds online, Davido, could be seen with his wife, Chioma and his manager, Asa Asika, as he joined the scene. A musical band accompanying him begins playing one of his popular songs. The ‘Unavailable’ hit maker starts dancing amidst the cheers from the attendees.

Voices of others in attendance can be heard expressing their admiration for Davido, while Tunde Onakoya remains focused on his chess game, aiming to break the Guinness World Record for the longest chess marathon.

Watch the video below:

Social media users thronged to comment section to share their thoughts. Some reactions are shown below:

sisi_buki said, “Tunde!!!!!! The hands of your creator are upon you for good 🙏🏽🙏🏽❤️❤️ Receive strength in the name of Jesus 💪🏽”.

ngeeshow said, “David with the the heart❤️”.

iredimeji said, “See me smiling 😍😍. Go Tunde God is with you 🙌❤️👏”.

justme_nadred said, “This is so beautiful, I wish I lived closer to be part of the moment❤️ watching from 🇨🇦 ❤️”.

pearlizane said, “Awwwww ❤️❤️❤️❤️ David’s heart ! Weldone Tunde we Dey your back oooo 🙌🙌🙌🔥🔥👏👏”.

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