Most gigs in 24 hours: Leo Ihenacho breaks world record (VIDEO) LONDON, UK -- Former The Streets star Leo Ihenacho, also known as Leo the Lion, played 24 gigs in London in aid of The Prince's Trust
- setting the new world record for the Most gigs in 24 hours,
according to the World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/. Photo: British singer Leo Ihenacho performed 24 gigs in 24 hours across London to raise money for the Prince's Trust. (enlarge photo)
He kicked off his shows at the London Eye attraction, before performing for audiences at venues including the London Dungeons, a prison cell and a meat market.
The Guinness world record for the most comedy gigs in a week is 30 and was achieved by Mark Murphy (Australia), in 30 different venues around Australia.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the Highest stand-up comedy gig (Aircraft), set by Irish comedian Dara Ó Briain and Brits Jack Whitehall and Jon Richardson who successfully perform a stand-up comedy gig on board a British Airways "Flighing Start" flight at 35,000 ft (10,668 m).
He closed his tour at London club Funky Buddha, and managed to set the world record for most gigs in 24 hours, as well as raising money for the charity which helped him kickstart his career.
Ihenacho tells Britain's Daily Mail, "I definitely had to do it because The Prince's Trust helped me out when I was starting out in the game. They gave me 5,000 to set up a studio myself."
"I wanted to give something back, especially for the kids who are coming up now because I know for me at that age, I couldn't really go to a bank for a loan, but it's not just adults that have good ideas.
"The Prince's Trust kind of gave me that avenue to try something and once they got in touch, it was a no brainer for me from then on".
Fans were able to show their support by donating to the Prince's Trust via text and could watch the whole event in real time on new social networking site Sprkle.com.
Leo is currently working on his solo album and pursuing an acting career.