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Top Guinness World Records Held by Nigerians

The Guinness World Record is an annual reference book published in the United Kingdom that contains listings of the top achievements in the world in any field of art or profession. It is an annual reference book issued in several languages throughout the world to document natural world extremes and human achievements. In this post, we will look at some of the most notable Guinness World Records held by Nigerians.

Top Guinness World Records Held by Nigerians

Being a Guinness World Record holder is no easy task; it needs the purposeful effort of whoever wants to break an existing record; the individual must be willing to do whatever it takes to achieve it with the values of determination, persistence, and hard work. Several Nigerians like Rema, Fela Kuti, Wizkid and others have achieved Guinness World Records status over the years.

Here is a list of Guinness World Records held by Nigerians.

FELA KUTI

Fela Aníkúlápó Kuti a solo artiste, was able to record 46 albums from the year 1969 to 1992 – the most by a solo artiste.

DAVID OMUEYA DAFINONE

Fela Kuti

David Omueya Dafinone qualified as a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales in the year 1963, his two daughters and two sons became members of the institute between the year 1986 and 1999 as their father; a record.

STEPHEN KESHI

Top Guinness World Records Held by Nigerians

Stephen Keshi, a former coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria, was recognized as the youngest person to win the African Cup of Nations as a coach and player. In 1994 he captained the team that won the 1994 AFCON tournament. As a coach, aged 52 years and 10 days, he led Nigeria to the 2013 African Cup of Nations on the 10th of February, 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

PAUL KEHINDE

PAUL KEHINDE

Paul Kehinde is a Paralympian. Paul broke his own record of 220.5 kg, a record he reached at the World Championship in December of 2017 by lifting 221kg (487 lb 3.5 oz) at the 9th Fazza 2018 World Para Power-lifting World Cup in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

LUCY EJIKE

LUCY EJIKE

Lucy Ejike lifted 142kg the heaviest power lift for a -61kg female athlete. Lucy was able to lift 127.5kg in the women -44kg category since 20th September 2016 in Athens, Greece. She broke the record of lifting 142kg, on the 11th of September, 2016 at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games in Brazil

BLESSING OKAGBARE

Top Guinness World Records Held by Nigerians

Blessing Okagbare is a household name in Nigeria, she has represented the country in several athletics tournaments and set and break records in the process. Appearing 67 times in 100-metre and 200-metre races and the long jump, she broke a record for the most appearances in Diamond League meetings held between 3 July 2010 and 31 August 2018.

BOSE OMOLAYO

BOSE OMOLAYO

Bose Omolayo as a Nigerian powerlifter did not hesitate to make the country proud over and over again. Won gold medal in the women’s -79g in the 2020 Summer Paralympics in Tokyo, Japan.  After some months as a powerlifter, she won a gold medal in the 2021 World Para Powerlifting Championships in Tbilisi, Georgia.

VINCENT OKEZIE

VINCENT OKEZIE

Vincent broke the record for most consecutive backward handsprings with a football between his legs in 2022.  e also achieved the most consecutive passes of a football, 129 times, between the head and soles while balancing on the back of a person

CHINONSO ECHE

Top Guinness World Records Held by Nigerians

Chinoson broke the record for the most football headers in a prone position in a minute which is 233. He also holds the record for the fastest football touches while balancing a ball on the head in 7min 46sec. Chinonso on the 14th of November, 2019 earned a record for the most consecutive football touches in a minute while balancing the football on the head 111 times.

He equally earned the record for the most consecutive football touches in one minute while balancing a football on the head.

BAYO OMOBORIOWO

BAYO OMOBORIOWO

Bayo Omoboriowo holds the record for the largest photobook which measures about 60.84 m² (654 ft² 87 in²) in 2021.

LAURITTA ONYE

Top Guinness World Records Held by Nigerians

Lauritta in Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, broke a record for the farthest shot put by a female F40.

TUEDON MORGAN

TUEDON MORGAN

On the 8th of February 2015, Tuedon broke the record for the fastest time to run a half marathon on each of the continents and the North Pole. She achieved that in 62 days, 21 hr 58min 49sec.

JOSHUA JASON USORO

Top Guinness World Records Held by Nigerians

Joshua and his team members danced the longest dance marathon relay in 53 hours 28 minutes 47 seconds.

 

FLORA UGWUNWA

FLORA UGWUNWA

Floral broke a record by throwing the farthest female F54 javelin throw, the distance was 20.25 meters, on 13 September 2016.

WIZKID

WIZKID

Ayo Balogun, popularly known as Wizkid has a Guinness World Record for being the artist with the first track to reach one billion streams on Spotify.

YAKUBU ADESOKAN

adesokan

Yakubu Adesokan like his colleagues broke a record by lifting 180kg in the men’s -48kg powerlifting in the Paralympic Games in London, UK on the 30th of August, 2012.

KAFFY

Top Guinness World Records Held by Nigerians

Kaffy also known as Kafayat Oluwatoyin Shafau is a Nigerian dancer, fitness coach, choreographer and dance instructor. She was able to break the record for the “Longest Dance Party” in the year 2006 at the Nokia Silverbird Danceathon.

DJ YIN

DJ

DJ Oyinka Asu- Johnson known as Disc Jockey Yin with determination and perseverance broke the World Record for the longest DJ set by operating it for 243 hours, 30minutes at Ikoyi in Lagos State in October 2021.  She broke the record set by Obi who also operated his set for 230 hours in Lagos State breaking the record of a Polish DJ, DJ Norbert Selmaj in Dublin, 2014.

REMA

Top Guinness World Records Held by Nigerians

Rema broke into the Guinness Book Of Records as the first artist to top the inaugural Middle Eastern and North Africa (MENA) with his smash hit single “Calm Down”.

HILDA BACI

HILDA BACI

Hilda cooked over 100 meals in a 100-hour stint breaking the record of Indian chef Lata Tondon who had cooked for 87 hours, 45 minutes, and 00 secs in 2019.

 

Abu Bakarr Jalloh

Abu Bakarr Jalloh is a Sierra Leonean content writer, author, Neo Pan-African and founder of The African Dream, an online platform for inspiring, positive and compelling African stories. Contact: abubakarrjalloh@theafricandreamsl.com WhatsApp: +23276211583

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