Khebab-A-Thon: Joel Atinga Gets Massive Supports As He Begins Record Attempt, Many Throng Venue

Khebab-A-Thon: Joel Atinga Gets Massive Supports As He Begins Record Attempt, Many Throng Venue

  • A record attempt for the longest barbecue marathon by an individual has commenced, with many going to the venue to offer their support
  • The Ghanaian grill cook, Joel Nsobila Atinga, is hoping to dethrone Jan Greef, who set the record in 2014
  • News of Joel Atinga's record attempt has generated a lot of interest, with many people wishing him the best of luck

Ghanaian grill cook Joel Nsobila Atinga is trending after he commenced his record attempt to break the current Guinness World Record (GWR) for the Longest Barbecue Marathon by an individual.

Joel Atinga is expected to grill for 90 hours in his bid to etch his name into the Guinness Book of Records.

Photo of Joel Atinga, and some people at the venue of the record attempt
Joel Atinga starts khebab-a-thon Photo credit: @atinga_joel, @evans_adu1, @IndosTv/X
Source: Twitter

He is attempting to dethrone US citizen Jan Greff, who set the record on April 27, 2014, after grilling for 80 hours.

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Photos sighted by on X show that the marathon, which commenced at the Legon City Mall on April 11, 2024, has been widely patronized, as many people thronged the venue to offer support.

A video making the rounds online captured the moment some Ghanaians lined up in a queue, anxiously waiting to enjoy Atinga's grilled meat.

At the time of writing the report, a post on @atinga_joel's X page announcing that his record attempt had begun had raked in over 100,000 views and 50 comments.

His record attempt has now surpassed the 20-hour mark.

Everything went on as planned

Speaking in an interview with, George Atinga, a member of the planning committee, explained that the team was satisfied with how everything turned out.

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"We predicted that the numbers would be huge and that people would come here to support us, and we are happy with the support we got from the public", he told

Ghanaians commend Joel Atinga

Social media users who commented on the post wished Joel Atinga the best of luck, with many also wanting to find the venue of the ongoing barbecue marathon.

@Lesskay_1 indicated:

Atinga b3 we atinga n3

@korku_bright indicated:

All the best ma guy!!!

@thesewingteach1 added:

Wishing you all the best

@VorPets4real indicated:

Charlie we dey beg do am well ooh. Make meat no just go waste

@Deborah_Scombel reacted:

They should have a chimney or an outlet for all the smoke! You guys can’t be boxed up in the cage!

Chef Smith optimistic of breaking Guinness World Record

Earlier, reported that Ghanaian chef Ebenezer Smith is confident he would be named the individual with the longest cooking time after having cooked for 820 hours.

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He made this declaration after he was asked if he was optimistic about breaking Alan Fisher's current cook-a-thon record.

Chef Smith responded in the affirmative, adding that his team ensured that all the rules surrounding the cook-a-thon were strictly adhered to.


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