Guardian Life’s Weekly Catchup
As the previous week ushers in a new one, let us keep you abreast with top-notch news from Guinness Record breakers to news on music and philanthropy that got our radar. Here is Guardian Life’s Catchup for the week.
Tuface Idibia Unveils Plans For New Works
Nigerian musician, 2baba, revealed his upcoming projects during his Breakfast Chat held at the Eko Hotel and Suites. While discussing his humanitarian efforts with the United Nations and in IDP camps, the African Queen crooner hinted at new works in the pipeline. He explained the reason behind establishing a high-tech music studio at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), despite not being an alumnus. 2baba expressed gratitude for receiving an honorary degree from the university’s School of Music and felt a responsibility to make a lasting impact. Emphasising his commitment to fostering creativity, 2baba stated, “my aim is to give the students a standard space for creativity, and I hope that the next generation of superstars will emerge from there.” He also revealed that his forthcoming album would be produced in the newly built OAU studio, extending an invitation to fellow musicians and industry players to explore the state-of-the-art facility.
Guinness World Record: Ronaldo Awarded Player With Most Caps
Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo has been honoured by Guinness World Records as the male football player with the most international caps. Ronaldo equaled the record in 2022, previously held by Kuwait’s Bader Al-Mutawa, and then surpassed it in March 2023 with a remarkable total of 198 international appearances. On June 20, 2023, Ronaldo achieved his 200th game, leading Portugal to a 1-0 victory against Iceland. During this momentous occasion, he was presented with a Guinness World Records certificate, capturing the emotional moment forever. Ronaldo’s career trajectory from a 17-year-old debutant to an acclaimed athlete with numerous records is truly inspiring.
Feels So Good To Hold My World Record Plaque Hilda Baci
Still on the Guinness World Record news, Nigerian chef, Hilda Baci, is overjoyed after receiving her official plaque as the Guinness World Record holder for the longest cooking marathon. Hilda took to social media to share her excitement, posting a video on her Instagram page and displaying the plaque on Twitter. She expressed gratitude to her supporters and crew members, considering the achievement a collective win. The 26-year-old chef prepared over 100 pots of food during the marathon, surpassing the previous record of 87 hours and 45 minutes. Additionally, her winning tweet by GWR became their best-performing tweet, reaching nearly 25 million news feeds and accumulating 31 million views
Beyoncé To The Rescue, Grant Breathes New Life Tapas Restaurant
In a heartwarming act of generosity, renowned singer, Beyoncé, has provided a life-line to a family-run restaurant in north London. Chuku’s, the world’s first Nigerian tapas restaurant located in Tottenham, was struggling to survive amid the 2020 pandemic and rising costs. However, Beyoncé’s charitable foundation, BeyGOOD, selected Chuku’s as one of the 10 lucky recipients of a £8,000 grant. The grant, part of a $1 million fund established during Beyoncé’s world tour, aims to support small businesses disproportionately affected by economic disparities. Emeka and Ifeyinwa Frederick, co-owners of Chuku’s, expressed relief and joy, emphasising the grant’s energising effect. Despite ongoing challenges, they now have a renewed sense of optimism for the future, thanks to Beyoncé’s support and the resilience of their culinary establishment.