Fela Durotoye breaks world record, signs 10,000 books in 8 hours

by Isi Esene

Motivational speaker and youth mobilizer, Fela Durotoye, yesterday made history by signing over 10,000 books in 8 hours.

Durotoye, 41, who authored the books, The 17 Secrets of High flying Students and The Dream Subordinate of Every Boss (the Secret to being the Right Candidate for Promotion Always), attempted the book signing feat to encourage the culture of reading among the youth and to send a message that they can achieve whatever they set their mind upon to achieve.

Durotoye, married to style entrepreneur, Tara, trended on the social media network twitter with several congratulatory messages directed at him for his doggedness at sending the ‘Yes, we can’ message to the Nigerian youth.

The book signing initiative was tagged #ReadForPeace

Read tweets below:

– Fela Durotoye ‏@feladurotoye   Hi Guys, BREAKING NEWS!! I’ve currently broken the record of the MOST NUMBER OF BOOKS SIGNED IN ONE SITTING BY A SINGLE AUTHOR! FD

– Fela Durotoye ‏@feladurotoye  9800 in 8hrs 36mins…. 200 more. Wow! I bless YOU LORD, for strength. Thank you PAPA. #FDsigns #readforpeace

– Fela Durotoye ‏@feladurotoye   This is much more than a record attempt.We are promoting academic excellence, youth leadership and world peace.

– Fela Durotoye ‏@feladurotoye   Find a record. Break it. Set YOURS! FelaDUROTOYE @wearegemstone @feladurotoye

– Adelodun Ade ‏@adewryght  @feladurotoye: Congrats to you Sir for setting a new World Record &encouraging the act of Reading! Grace is dealt unto you for Greater things

[email protected]|€™ ‏@Tomilegend Phenomenal! Kudos to you sir, you rock! “@feladurotoye: 10,000 in 8hrs 49mins. NEW RECORD. #FDsigns #readforpeace

– Abiona boluwaji ‏@Taichimastar @feladurotoye u taught me that it is not how far your leg has gone but how far your mind. You are a blessing to our generation.

We say congratulations to a leading motivational speaker, Fela Durotoye.

Comments (2)

  1. Wow! This is a really nice and impressive record indeed. Reading your article was fun too as it is very well written.

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