From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja
The Records Management Team of Guinness has approved Bayo Omoboriowo’s photobook, Discover Nigeria, as Guinness World Record largest photobook.
Omoboroiwo, official photographer to President Muhammadu Buhari, was notified of the ground breaking feat by Guinness, yesterday.
The news of the epoch-making verification came few hours before the unveiling of the photobook by President Buhari at the closing edition of Nigeria at 60 activities at State House Conference Centre on the eve of Nigeria’s 61st independence anniversary.
In an email to the 34-year old photographer, the Records Management Team of Guinness wrote: ‘‘Dear Adebayo Omoboriowo
‘‘We are thrilled to inform you that your application for largest photo book has been successful and you are now the Guinness World Records Title Holder!
‘‘You are now eligible for one complimentary Guinness World Records certificate.
‘‘Congratulations, you are Officially Amazing!
‘‘Records Management Team.’’
The record largest photobook, ‘‘Discover Nigeria’’, measures 7.8meters by 7.8meters (totalling 60.84 square meter or 654 ft² 87 in²) when closed and when opened it is 15.65metres on its horizontal breadth and 7.8meters on its vertical length.
The photobook of 60 square meters of 60 images on 60 pages showcases Nigeria rich traditional institutions, ingenuity of its people, the beauty of its landscape, the richness of its farmlands, stunning waterfalls and seas, among others.