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Guinness World Record: Ekiti govt. prohibits Kissing marathon event, warns Hoteliers



The planned three-day kissing marathon to set the Guinness World Record in Ekiti State as been banned by the government with threat of sanction on any that hosted the event.

In an advert made around the state and social media, a group identified as Sugartee had scheduled July 7 for the commencement of the longest world kissing marathon in a popular amusement park in Ado, the state capital.

A letter addressed to the Ekiti State Hoteliers Association dated July 3, 2023, by the Ministry of Arts and Culture and signed by the Director of Tourism, Adebanji Adelusi, noted that the planned event tagged ‘Kiss-a-thon ‘ was capable of denigrating the image of the state.

“Kiss-a-thon” as an event is not only absurd, immoral, unhealthy and capable of denigrating the image of Ekiti, it is a programme that runs counter to the values of the people of the state and, therefore, capable of plunging our youths morally backwards.

“Following this, the Ministry of Arts, Culture and Tourism hereby prohibits such an event or any related events like it in any facility that wishes to continue to operate lawfully in Ekiti State.

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