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Nigerians Who Have Set Guinness World Records (FULL LIST)

VerseNews highlights notable Nigerians who have made history with their Guinness World Records, from Hilda Baci’s 93-hour cooking marathon to Tunde Onakoya’s 58-hour chess session.

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Nigerians Who Have Set Guinness World Records (FULL LIST)
Nigerians Who Have Set Guinness World Records

VerseNews highlights notable Nigerians who have made history with their Guinness World Records, from Hilda Baci’s 93-hour cooking marathon to Tunde Onakoya’s 58-hour chess session.

These achievers have excelled across diverse fields including sports, music, and arts, proudly representing Nigeria on the global stage.

From culinary marathons to musical milestones, Nigerians continuously redefine excellence, earning global recognition in the prestigious Guinness World Records.

In this comprehensive showcase, VerseNews honors the exceptional individuals who have left an indelible mark on history, inspiring and captivating the world with their record-breaking feats.

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Here are Nigerians who have set Guinness World records

1. Hilda Baci (May 2023)

Hilda Baci List of Nigerians Who Have Set Guinness World Records

Hilda Effiong Bassey, popularly known as Hilda Baci, entered the Guinness World Record for the longest cooking marathon by an individual. Hilda Baci made Nigerians proud on May 15, 2023, in the cook-a-thon held in Lagos, which was set to last for 93 hours and eleven minutes

2. Rema’s Musical Triumph (May 2023)

rema

Nigerian music sensation Divine Ikubor, known as Rema, secured his Guinness World Record with his chart-topping hit ‘Calm Down,’ making history as the first No. 1 Hit on The Official MENA Chart.

3. Ezekiel’s Skipping Spectacle (October 2022)

Ezekiel

Ezekiel achieved the most skips in one minute on one leg (278), breaking his own record of 265, and the most double under skips in one minute on one leg (144), beating the previous record of 132, set by India’s Himanshu Prajapati in 2021.

4. Oluwafemiayo’s Para Powerlifting Prowess (August 2022)

Folashade Oluwafemiayo

In 2021, Folashade Oluwafemiayo won the gold medal in her event at the 2021 World Para Powerlifting Championships held in Tbilisi, Georgia. At this event, she also set a new world record of 152.5 kg. She competed at the 2022 Commonwealth Games where she won a gold medal in the heavyweight event..

5. Ezugha and Kipo’s Football Feat (March 2022)

Chukwuebuka Ezugha and Victor Richard Kipo

The most consecutive passes of a football (soccer ball) between the head and soles (team of two) is 252, achieved by Chukwuebuka Ezugha and Victor Richard Kipo (both Nigeria), in Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom, Nigeria, on 11 March 2022.

6. Okezie’s Soccer Sorcery (March 2022)

Vincent Okezie with the five GWRs

Vincent Okezie, on 3 March 2023, Master Okezie won his fifth GWR to become the current holder of the most football (soccer) ‘around the world’ tricks (71) with arms linked.

7. Omoboriowo’s Photographic Masterpiece (September 2021)

Bayo Omoboriowo

Bayo Omoboriowo broke the Guinness World Record for creating The Largest Photo Book in 2021. The photo book, done in collaboration with The JT Agency and with the federal government’s support, is 60.84 square metres (654 square feet and 87 square inches) and was a recreation of a photo collection titled Discover Nigeria.

8. Omolayo’s Powerlifting Powerhouse (December 2021)

Bose Omolayo

Bose Omolayo shattered barriers in para powerlifting, setting records with her remarkable strength in the -79 kg category.

9. Aho’s Bowling Brilliance (October 2021)

Peter Aho

Peter Aho became one of the bowlers from Nigeria to break the Guinness World Record after taking five wickets and a hat-trick in a T20i game and also holds the record for best bowling figures in T20is, claiming six wickets for five runs against Sierra Leone in 2021.

10. Onakoya’s Chess Endurance (April 2024)

Tunde Onakoya

Tunde Onakoya demonstrated mental fortitude, setting a new record with an unprecedented 58-hour chess session, marking yet another triumph for Nigerian excellence.

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