Nigerian Dancer Jason set to break Guinness World Record with 8-day Dance Marathon
Joshua Marcus Usoro aka Jason formerly 9jason is ready to get into the Guinness Book of World Records.
The 25-year-old graduate of Covenant university with BSc in Management Information System, 2013 will be attempting to break a world record for longest dance marathon by an individual.
India’s Kalamandalam Hemaletha holds the record since 2010, after her Mohiniyattam dance session that lasted 123 hours and 15 minutes. She achieved the record at the Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademi in India from 20 to 26 September 2010.
In what is fast becoming a reality, a Nigerian Dancer Joshua Marcus Usoro aka Jason has set off on an 8-day dance marathon to beat the already standing Longest Dance Marathon by an Individual Guinness World record of 123 hours and 15 minutes by Kalamandalam Hemaletha in 2010.
Jason will be attempting to break the world record in Lagos Nigeria, from August 24 to 31, 2017. And if successful, the Covenant University graduate will be joining, DJ Obi, and Kaffy as Nigerian Guinness Record holders.
Meanwhile, the longest dance marathon by a couple is 38 hr 30 min and was achieved by Brett and Jennifer Griswold in Hawaii, USA, from 6 to 7 December 2014.
Jason started the dance marathon on Thursday the 24th and is expected to keep dancing till next Thursday 31st of August. As at today, he announced 36hours of dancing on his Instagram page.
When he breaks this record, he will join other Nigerian Guinness Record holders; Dancer Kaffy who set the record for the Longest Dance Party at the Nokia Silverbird Danceathon in 2006 and DJ Obi‘s Longest DJ set record in 2016.
A lot of people have been stopping by Circle Mall to show support to him, Kaffy also went to show solidarity and dance with Jason
Jason has been dancing for 20years and started choreographing at the age of 14. He also participated in some dance competitions in Nigeria which are Maltina Dance Hall and Dance with Peter.
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