In this article I will be sharing with you 10 Nigerians who are Guinness World Record holders and their amazing records. The Guinness World Records is the world’s most trusted when it comes to the ultimate record-breaking facts and achievements. This book is actually published yearly and lists world records which include human achievements and the extreme of the natural world.
Since the World Guinness Records was introduced globally not much is known about Nigerians that have been able to break records or make it to the Guinness World Records. We only hear of European, American and Asian country coming out top on the Guinness World Records. But after a careful study and research I present to you 10 Nigerians who are Guinness world record holders and their amazing records.
1. Stephen Keshi
Late Stephen Keshi is the former coach of the Nigerian Super Eagles and also a former international Nigerian footballer who captained the Nigerian Super Eagles in the early 90s. Stephen Keshi broke the Guinness World Record when he emerged as the youngest person to win the Africa Cup of Nations as a player and also as a coach. Stephen Keshi was the captain of the Nigerian national team (Super Eagles) when he won the Africa Cup of Nations tournament as a player in 1994. Also Stephen Keshi was the head coach of the Nigerian national team (Super Eagles) that won the Africa Cup of Nations title in Johannesburg, South Africa in February 2013. He broke the Guinness World Records in 2013 before his death.
Kafayat Oluwatoyin Shafau popularly known by her stage name Kaffy is a Nigerian dancer, choreographer, dance instructor and fitness coach. She is also the founder and owner of Imagneto Dance Company. Kaffy whose real name is Kafayat Shafu is another Nigerian who has broken the Guinness World Records. Kaffy is definitely one of the most popular dancers in Nigeria and also known as the queen of chorography. She is one of the popular face on this list as she has gone ahead to make a feat as a dancer. Kaffy alongside with her team set the record for the longest dance at the time which she danced for 52 hours and 3 minutes without stopping in 2006. Kaffy has been regarded as the best dancer in Africa. She is also regarded as the queen of break dance, the queen of chorography and the queen of all kinds of dance moves. He broke the Guinness World Records in 2006
3. Adetunwase Adenle
Adetunwase Adenle is another remarkable Nigerian on this list because unlike everyone else he has four different records. Adetunwase Adenle who is a classroom teacher and artist hold the record in different categories. He holds the record of the biggest painting that has been painted by the largest number of people and this painting is as big as a football field. It measures about 63.5 meters and 49.3 meters and it was painted by 350 volunteers and this painting represents the map of Nigeria. He also holds the record for the biggest football jersey in the world and also has 300,000 students from 600 public schools in Lagos whom he trains to brush their teeth simultaneously at different locations. He broke the Guinness World Records in December 2018.
4. Tuedon Morgan
Tuedon Morgan is a professional athlete. Apparently, a number of Nigerians on this list have excelled and made records in sports. Tuedon Morgan holds the record of the fastest time to run a half marathon on each continent and the North Pole. The record elapsed 62 days, 12 hours, 58 minutes and 49 seconds and we Nigerians are proud of her amazing records. She broke the Guinness World Records in 2015.
5. Haruna Abdulazeez
Haruna Abdulazeez is a professional athlete. He is another Nigerian who has made it to the Guinness World Records book. He made an incredible record in the sports category. He has the most hits of a tennis ball with a tennis racket handle in one minute. In just one minutes he records about 187 hits of a tennis ball with a tennis racket handle. He broke the Guinness World Records in December 2018.
6. Olawunmi Treasures Bayode
Olawunmi Treasures Bayode is another Guinness World Record holder who has managed to make an exceptional record for himself in surprisingly the reading category. He holds the record for the Longest Marathon Reading Aloud category and made this feat over the course of 120 hours. He broke the Guinness World Records in 2018.
7. Chidera Anemege
Chidera Anemege is Nigerian music star and rapper based in the United States of America. This talented Nigerian hip hop rapper decided to make use of his rap career and set an amazing record in freestyling by getting his name in the Guinness World Records. He set the record in the longest rap freestyle by an individual category which took place at the MTV O Music Awards which was held in Las Vegas in the United States of America. Chidera Anemege set this record over a period of 9 hours. He broke the Guinness World Records in 2011.
8. Harrison Chinedu
Harrison Chinedu is an international footballer and a professional athlete. Most of the people who made it to this record list have excelled in sports and here is another Nigerian talent who goes by the name Harrison Chinedu. This talented Nigerian footballer made the Guinness World Record for the farthest distance walk with a ball on his head. He walked a total distance of 48.04 kilometres in 6 hours and 15 minutes on the 6th of March 2016. He broke the Guinness World Records on 6th March 2016.
9. Obi Ajuonuma
Obi Ajuonuma is a popular Nigerian disk jockey (DJ). He is popularly known as DJ Obi and has made it to the Guinness World Record in his chosen profession as a DJ. He broke the world record for the longest ever DJ set. He achieved this feat over a period of 240 hours at a Café in Lagos, Nigeria. He broke the Guinness World Records in 2016.
10. David Omueya Dafinone
David Omueya Dafinone is a Nigerian chartered accountant. He is the first incredible Guinness World Record holder in this category in Nigeria. David Omueya Dafinone is known for having the highest number of chartered accountants in a family in the world. He broke the Guinness World Records in 1999.