Davido cheers on Nigerian chess master, Onakoya in New York


Afrobeat sensation, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, has stepped forward to endorse Tunde Onakoya, a renowned chess master, in his quest to exceed the Guinness World Record for the longest chess marathon.

Among the supporters rallying behind Onakoya are Nigerian singer Adekunle Kosoko, widely known as Adekunle Gold, Nigeria’s Consul-General in New York City, Ambassador Peter Egopija, and Omoyele Sowore, among others.

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.”