I am profoundly delighted to address esteemed members of the press, our esteemed partners and sponsors, and the esteemed general public gathered here in Akure this morning. It brings me immense joy to share our aspirations and achievements regarding the upcoming Speech Marathon, an event of paramount importance and profound significance.

I am Christopher Olusa, and I stand before you today as a young Nigerian with an unwavering passion for change. As a proud alumnus of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, I have consistently strived to make a positive impact on society, as the owner of the #TalkWithTheDuke platform that has been a platform for advocacy, engagement and innovation.

My journey has been one marked by dedication to the cause of change and the relentless pursuit of knowledge. It is with this same spirit that I bring you today’s announcement regarding the upcoming Speech Marathon, an event that embodies the very essence of transformation and inspiration.

The genesis of this remarkable endeavor was born from an unwavering commitment to inspire positive change in our society. It is about transcending boundaries, shattering limits, and aspiring towards something extraordinary. Today, I am overjoyed to announce that our unwavering dedication has borne fruit, as Guinness World Records has granted us their esteemed approval for what promises to be an unprecedented feat.

Our Speech Marathon is not just another event; it is a testament to human determination and the unyielding power of words. Over the course of five days, we will embark on a journey of enlightenment, as I read speeches from inspirational figures spanning the annals of history. From past and present world leaders to influential individuals who have left an indelible mark on our world, I will draw wisdom and inspiration from their words.

I wish to express my heartfelt gratitude to our partners and sponsors who have already lent their invaluable support to this noble cause. Your faith in our mission has been instrumental in bringing us to this point, and I humbly request your continued support as we set out to make history.

I must also acknowledge the unwavering support of the public and press thus far. Your encouragement has been a driving force behind our journey. I appeal to you for your unwavering support as we step onto this grand stage.

My personal commitment to this endeavor extends beyond words. I am in the peak of physical fitness and mental readiness to undertake this monumental challenge. We have chosen the esteemed Dejavu Hotel as the venue for this momentous occasion, and the event will kick off on the 11th of September.

All funds raised during the marathon will be dedicated to the noble cause of training children with Aphasia, a brain disorder that affects speech and comprehension. This initiative will be conducted under the banner of the #TalkWithTheDuke Foundation, reflecting our commitment to making a meaningful impact on those in need.

Our theme, “Voices of Change: Inspiring Solutions for a better World,” resonates deeply with the essence of this marathon. It encapsulates our collective aspiration to inspire transformation, ignite hope, and foster positive change.
In closing, I extend an open invitation to all, near and far, to join us on this extraordinary journey – from Words to World Records. Together, we shall make history, and together, we shall inspire change.
Christopher OlusaOwner, #TalkWithTheDuke