Some Nigerian Guiness World Record Holders

One thing Nigerians are known for is determination. They have a clear vision of what they want and are willing to go after it, persevering through any challenges or stress. A prime example of this determination is Hilda Baci, a Nigerian chef who broke the Guinness World Record for the longest cooking time by cooking for 100 hours and forty minutes.

Nigeria is home to several individuals who hold Guinness World Records in their respective fields. Here are a few notable examples:

1. Wizkid:

Ayo Balogun, also known as Wizkid became the first Afrobeats musician to make it into the Guinness World Records. In 2018, he achieved this feat in the category of “Most streamed song on Spotify” for his 2016 collaboration with Drake titled “One Dance.”

2. Kaffy (Kafayat Shafau-Ameh):

Kaffy is a renowned Nigerian dancer and dance coach. She broke the record for the “Longest Dance Party,” which lasted for 55 hours and 40 minutes at the Nokia Silverbird Danceathon.

3. Rema (Divine Ikubor):

Divine Ikubor, popularly known as Rema, is another Nigerian artist who holds a Guinness World Record. His song “Calm Down” became the first hit on the Official MENA Chart in the Guinness World Records in May 2023.

4. Bayode Olawunmi Treasure:

Bayode Olawunmi Treasure is an avid reader who broke the record for the “Longest Marathon Reading Aloud” in 2018. He read aloud for an impressive 122 hours and 15 minutes.

5. Chinonso Eche:

Chinonso Eche, also known as “Amazing Kid Eche,” is a 14-year-old boy who has achieved an impressive five Guinness World Records. He holds records for the most football (soccer ball) headers in a prone position in one minute (233 headers), the most football (soccer ball) touches in a seated position while balancing a ball on the head in one minute, and the fastest time to reach 1000 football (soccer ball) touches while balancing a ball on the head, completing it in 7 minutes and 46 seconds on October 13, 2021. In 2022, he earned another Guinness World Record for the most consecutive football (soccer) touches in one minute while balancing a football on the head (111 touches).

6. Paul Kehinde

Paul Kehinde won the heaviest para powerlift by a male in the below 65 kg category. He lifted 221 kg (487 lb 3.5 oz), this took place at the 9th Fazza 2018 World Para Powerlifting World Cup in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on 19 February 2018. Kehinde broke his own world record of 220.5 kg, which he set at the World Championship in December 2017.

7. Gbenga Ezekiel : Record for the most skips in a minute on one leg. 

8. Bose Omolayo : The heaviest para power lift by a female in the -79 kg category with 144 kg

9. Chukwuebuka Ezugha and Victor Richard Kipo : The most consecutive football passes with the soles (team of two).

10. Vincent Okezie:  The most consecutive backward handsprings with a football (soccer ball) between the legs. 

11. Haruna Abdulazeez: The most American football touches with the feet in one minute

12. Bayo Omoboriowo : The largest photo book, which was measured at 60.84 m² (654 ft² 87 in²). 

13. Stephen Keshi: Stephen is the youngest person to win the Africa Cup of Nations as a player and coach 

14. Fela Kuti: Legendary Fela Kuti broke the record of the most recorded albums as a solo artist. He recorded 46 albums over the course of a solo career spanning 23 years. 

15. Mfon Udohu: Mfon Udoh scored 23 goals for Enyimba in the Nigerian Premier League

16. Blessing Okaragbe: Blessing holds the record for the most appearances in Diamond League meetings by an athlete.

17. Lauritta Onye: She broke the record for the farthest shot put by a female F40 athlete.

18. Lucy Ejike: The heaviest powerlift for a -61 kg female athlete, 142 kg. 

19. Folashade Oluwafemiayo: The heaviest powerlift by a female in the -86 kg category, 152.5 kg.

20. Tuedon Morgan: The fastest time to run a half marathon on each continent and the North Pole for the female category.

21. Flora Ugwunwa: The farthest female F54 javelin throw, 20.25 metres

22. Dj Yin: Nigerian DJ , Oyinka Asu-Johnson professionally known as DJ Yin broke the World Record for the longest Dj set. 

Hilda Baci, also known as Hilda Effiong Bassey, is on the verge of being the latest Guinness World Record holder in Nigeria. This is for the longest cooking marathon after cooking continuously for 100 hours and 40 minutes. The Guinness World Record will be awarded after the attempt has been verified.

These are just a few examples of the many Nigerians who have achieved Guinness World Records, as there are more than 40 Nigerian GWR holders showcasing the remarkable feats they have accomplished on an international level.

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