Tunde Onakoya’s Father Breaks Silence After His Son Became World Record Holder

Tunde Onakoya’s Father Breaks Silence After His Son Became World Record Holder

  • After Nigerian chess master Tunde Onakoya achieved a Guinness World record, his father participated in an interview where he discussed his son’s remarkable success
  • In the video, the man disclosed that he was initially unsupportive of his son’s interest in chess, preferring that he focus on reading during his youth
  • At times, he even disposed of the chess pieces, unaware that this would eventually contribute to his son’s ultimate

Nigerian chess master Tunde Onakoya recently achieved a Guinness World Record in the UK.

In an interview, his father revealed that he was initially unsupportive of Tunde’s interest in chess.

Tunde Onakoya's father speaks on his son's success
The father of Tunde Onakoya commented on his son's success. Photo credit: @giftofchess
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Tunde Onakoya's father speaks

At times, he even threw away the chess pieces, not knowing that this would eventually take his son to the global stage.

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Now, he offers advice to other parents, encouraging them to nurture their children’s dreams, as shown by @olorisupergal.

Watch the video below:

Legit.ng compiled some of the reactions below:

Oyinlomo_gold said:

“I'm so happy for your family, lI tape from ur son's glory for my kids bcos they love chess too.”

SarahLamba wrote:

“The gift of a man makes him sit among kings and queens and not ordinary men.”

lamisakaje commented:

“Congratulations papa.”

Kalongé Esthetics:

“Tunde is his dad's twin.”


“What a striking resemblance.”

Mr. Gomboro:

“Olorun je ka soriire ki Inu obi wa le dun.”

Awomodu Jumoke:

“Only God knows the destiny of a child, parents are only to guide and encourage their children!”

Tunde Onakoya completes 58-hour chess marathon

Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that congratulations poured in for the Nigerian for his feat.

Tunde confirmed his remarkable feat in a now-viral post shared via his official X account.

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The record breaking endeavour taking place at New York City’s iconic Times Square, has reached 58 hours, establishing Onakoya as the new record holder.

Onakoya plays chess with young American boy

In another story, Legit.ng earlier reported that Onakoya faced off against a young American opponent, with both players demonstrating remarkable skill and determination to win.

The match was a showcase of strategic prowess, as each competitor made impressive moves, reflecting their deep concentration and desire for triumph, as shown by @i_amsimplyoluwafemi.

Ultimately, it was Onakoya who capitalized on a pivotal moment in the game, swiftly navigating the chessboard to secure a decisive victory.

Source: Legit.ng

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