Good morning dear readers and welcome to our Rebrand Nigeria Ambassadors Series!
Today’s episode reflects determination and vigor of an individual who challenged himself until he attained a world-record. Many world records have been made and broken by individuals from different parts of the world. Such success stories reveal past failures, sadness and pain that was turned into a missile used to catapult one to victory. It is with pleasure that we celebrate a determined, zealous, resilient and focused young man who has boldly written his name in the Guinness World Records. Meet Joshua Jason Usoro who currently holds the Guinness World Record for Longest Dance Marathon by Relay at 53 hours 28 minutes and 47 seconds in Lagos, Nigeria.
Jason as he is popularly called obtained his BSc in Management Information System from Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State.
He began dancing at the young age of five and he drew most of inspirations from the likes of P-Square, Michael Jackson, Chris Brown, Kaffy, Omarion, Usher etc by practicing their dance moves from watching all their videos. At that age, he had already dreamed of setting a world record as such, as he got older, he put in many hours, days and months into practice to achieve his goal.
In 2017, Jason made his attempt for the Longest Dance Marathon by an Individual at 63 hours 15 minutes but had to stop due to unforeseen circumstances thus, he lost to an Indian dancer who danced for 123 hours 12 minutes. Then in 2019, in Lagos, Nigeria, he set out again for another attempt but this time, it was under the Longest Dance Marathon by Relay Category where Team Jason successful set a new record in history.
At an interview with Punch.ng, Jason revealed that his second attempt was credited to team effort, much rest and taking a lot of fluids.
Joshua has shown that failure can be used as a yardstick to gain success. He has encouraged many young individuals to keep striving for what they desire until the obtain the best.
God bless Nigeria!!