Due to fortitude and perseverance, both young and elderly Nigerians have broken Guinness World Records and are proud holders of the Records.
Anyone may strive to be listed among the Guinness World Records holders for anything, regardless of age, gender, or race, as long as they are prepared to put in the necessary effort.
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The following Nigerians are Guinness World Records Holders:
1. Davido, Wizkid, and Burna Boy’s (O2 Arena Guinness World Records)
Numerous sold-out performances at the O2 Arena represent Nigerians setting a world record.
Afrobeats enthusiasts will not soon forget Sunday, January 27th, especially the 20,000 fans who attended Davido’s sold-out performance at London’s 02 Arena.
The arena was sold out for the first time by an African performer, and Wizkid and Burna Boy performed next.
Burna Boy made his event on August 27th memorable by coming on stage in a spacecraft before presenting a spectacular performance that was the topic of social media.
Burna Boy sold out the arena despite the high price point of his tickets.
However, Wizkid’s ability to sell out the 02 Arena in only 12 minutes has turned his three-tiered tale of doing so into a legend in its own right.
The second sold out in two minutes, followed by the third in 35.
Wizkid entered an exclusive club including Spice Girls, Beyonce, Rihanna, The Rolling Stones, and a few more international megastars when he became the seventh person to sell out the 02 Arena in less than 15 minutes.
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2. Tobi Amusan (Commonwealth Guinness World Records)
She now holds the record in the 100 m hurdles events at the World, Commonwealth, and African championships.
In the 100 m hurdles, she won back-to-back Commonwealth and African championships in 2018 and 2022. She also won the race twice at the African Games.
When Amusan won the 100-meter hurdles trophy in 2021, she broke Glory Alozie’s previous African record to become the first Nigerian athlete to win a Diamond League title.
She successfully defended her title in 2022, establishing the current world record of 12.12 seconds in the semifinal and a wind-aided 12.06 seconds in the 100-meter hurdles final at the World Championships.
Her current world record serves as motivation for our country, showing us that we still have skills that can be developed.
3. Ayo Makun
The 2017 Guinness World Records has given “30 Days In Atlanta,” a comedy film made by Ay Makun, official recognition.
The film has been acknowledged as having one of the largest domestic box office receipts in the regions of Bollywood, Nollywood, and Hollywood.
The comedy film had a box office total of over 137 million Naira within seven weeks after its release, making it the highest-grossing film in the history of Nigerian cinema.
Since the publication of “Guinness World Records” in 1955, this would be the first time the Nigerian film industry, one of the biggest in the world, has ever had such incredible success.
4. Tuedon Morgan
She holds two Guinness world records that have been held for over two years, making her one of the most accomplished female Nigerian marathon runners of all time.
The quickest time for a woman to complete a half marathon on each continent (10 days, 23 hours, and 37 minutes), as well as the north pole (62 days, 12 hours, 58 minutes, and 49 seconds), is held by Morgan, who also holds the record for the fastest time for a woman to complete a full marathon.
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5. Harrison Chinedu
A professional athlete and international football player, Harrison Chinedu.
By setting the Guinness World Record for the longest distance walked while carrying a ball on his head, this gifted Nigerian football player brought honor to his nation.
On March 6, 2016, he covered a total distance of 48.04 kilometers while walking for 6 hours and 15 minutes.
5. Kafayat Oluwatoyin Shafau (Kaffy)
She is a Nigerian dancer, choreographer, dance teacher, and fitness coach better known by her stage name Kaffy.
One of Nigeria’s most well-liked dancers, Kaffy is also referred to as the choreography queen. She is one of the most well-known people on this list due to her success as a dancer.
In 2006, Kaffy and her group broke the record for the longest dance party by continuing the Nokia Silver Bird Danceathon for 52 hours and 3 minutes without pausing.
6. Dj Obi
DJ Obi, also known as Obinna Levi Ajuonuma, is the official DJ for Record and is a Nigerian disc jockey.
He started off as a radio broadcaster for the Open House Party show. He was nominated for the 2016 Future Awards Africa Prize for Creative Professional and won Best World DJ at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards in 2011.
At a Sao Café in Lekki, Lagos, in 2016, he broke the record for the longest DJ set ever, performing for more than 240 hours.
7. BOSE OMOLAYO
At the World Para Powerlifting Championships in Tbilisi, Georgia, on December 2, 2021, Bose Omolayo of Nigeria lifted 144 kg (317 lb 7 oz), which is the record weight for a girl in the -79 kg division.
8. PAUL KEHINDE
Paul Kehinde of Nigeria lifted 221 kg (487 lb 3.5 oz) in the -65 kg division at the 9th Fazza 2018 World Para Powerlifting World Cup held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on February 19, 2018.
At the World Championship in December 2017, Kehinde established a world record of 220.5 kg, which he later surpassed.
9. STEPHEN KESHI ( African Cup of Nations Guinness World Records)
Stephen Keshi (born 31 January 1961 in Nigeria) is the youngest person to have won the Africa Cup of Nations as both a player and coach.
On 10 February 2013, he led Nigeria to victory at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa, at the age of 52 years and 10 days.
When he won the competition as a player in 1994, defeating Zambia 2-1 in the championship game, Keshi served as captain of the national team.
Keshi managed his side to victory following a 1-0 victory over Burkina Faso in the championship match.
10. CHINONSO ECHE
Chinonso Eche (Nigeria) set the record for the most football (soccer ball) headers in a prone posture in a minute with 233 on October 13, 2021, at Ikot Ekpene, Nigeria.
Eche also holds the record for the quickest time to 1000 football (soccer) touches while carrying a ball on his head at Ikot Ekpene, Nigeria, on October 13, 2021, in 7 minutes and 46 seconds.
On November 14, 2019, in Warri, Nigeria, he also set the record for the most consecutive football (soccer) touches in a minute while carrying a ball on his head, with 111.
11. HARUNA ABDULAZEEZ
Haruna Abdulazeez of Nigeria, who played American football, set the record for the most foot touches in a minute (among men) on October 1, 2020, in Kano, Nigeria, with 75.
12. Peter Aho
On October 24, 2021, at the University of Lagos Cricket Oval in Nigeria, Peter Aho of Nigeria defeated Sierra Leone with six wickets for five runs in 3.4 overs.
As the visitors crumbled to 70 all out, needing 91 to win, this featured a hat-trick with the final ball of the second over and the first two balls of the fourth.
13. BAYO OMOBORIOWO
The biggest photo book was produced in Abuja, Nigeria, by TheJTAgency, Bayo Omoboriowo, and the Federal Republic of Nigeria (all of Nigeria), and was confirmed on September 30, 2021. It measures 60.84 m2 (654 ft2 87 in2).
The book is a reproduction of the Discover Nigeria photo book. Bayo Omoboriowo is the official personal photographer of President Muhammadu Buhari
14. MFON UDOH
Jude Aneke (Nigeria) established the previous record in 2010–11 with 20, but Mfon Udoh (Nigeria) broke it in 2013–14 with 23 goals for Enyimba in the Nigerian Premier League.
Udoh’s first campaign with Enyimba after joining from Akwa United FC.
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15. DAVID OMUEYA DAFINONE
Between 1986 and 1999, five members of the Senator David Omueya and Cynthia Esella Dafinone families—three sons and two daughters—graduated as members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
In 1963, their father also enrolled in the same organization. Chartered accountants D O Dafinone Co. is where Igho Omueya Dafinone, Ede Omueya Dafinone, and Duvie Omueya Dafinone are now employed.
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Hip Hop World Magazine launched The Headies (formerly known as the Hip Hop World Awards) in 2006 to recognize outstanding achievements in Nigerian music.
Rapper Modenine, whose real name is Babatunde Olusegun Adewale from Nigeria, was born in Britain.
He has received nine Headies awards, including best rap album for Malcolm IX – The Lost Sessions in 2006, best rap single for “Cry” in 2007, and seven “Lyricist on the Roll” honors from 2006 to 2013 (appropriately enough).
16. FELA KUTI
Over the course of a solo career spanning 23 years, Fela Kuti released 46 albums. The first and last solo albums were created in 1969 and 1992, respectively.
17. VINCENT OKEZIE
Vincent Okezie (Nigeria) performed 10 consecutive backward handsprings with a football (soccer ball) between his legs on March 11, 2022, at Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom.
In addition, on March 11, 2022, in Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom, Nigeria, he joined Chukwuebuka Ezugha and Victor Richard Kipo in breaking the record for the most consecutive passes of a football (soccer ball) between the head and soles while balancing on a person, which stands at 129.
18. BLESSING OKAGBARE
Between 3 July 2010 and 31 August 2018, Blessing Okagbare (Nigeria) participated in 67 Diamond League competitions in the 100-meter, 200-meter, and long-jump events.
19. LAURETTA ONYE
The longest shot put by a female F40 athlete is 8.40 meters, which was recorded by Lauritta Onye of Nigeria on September 11, 2016, at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
20. LUCY EJIKE
At the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on September 11, 2016, Lucy Ejike of Nigeria performed the highest power lift for a female competitor weighing -61 kg, lifting 142 kg.
She won gold in the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens, Greece, on September 20, and her lift of 127.5 kg in the women’s -44 kg event has stood since then as well.
21. FOLASHADE OLUWAFEMIAYO
Folashade Oluwafemiayo of Nigeria lifted 152.5 kg (336 lb 3 oz) in the -86 kg division at the World Para Powerlifting Championships in Tbilisi, Georgia, on December 3, 2021.
On September 3, 2012, at the Paralympic Games in London, United Kingdom, she finished second in the women’s -75 kg division, although earlier that day she established a record by lifting 148 kg.
23. Victor Richard Kopo and Chukwuebuka Ezugha
Chukwuebuka Ezugha and Victor Richard Kipo (both Nigerian) set the record for the most consecutive football (soccer) passes with the soles (team of two) on December 18, 2021, at Ikot Ekpene, Nigeria. Their total was 198.
Additionally, on March 11, 2022, in Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom, Nigeria, they set a record for the most consecutive passes of a football (soccer ball) between the head and soles (team of two) with a total of 252.
On March 11, 2022, in Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom, Nigeria, Vincent Okezie joined them in breaking the record for the most consecutive passes of a football (soccer ball) between the head and soles while balancing on a person, which stands at 129.
24. FLORA UGWUNWA
Flora Ugwunwa of Nigeria threw the female F54 javelin the longest, 20.25 meters, on September 13, 2016.
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26. Yakubu Adesokan
On August 30, 2012, Yakubu Adesokan of Nigeria heaved 180 kg in the men’s -48 kg powerlifting event at the Paralympic Games in London, United Kingdom.
27. Joy Onaolapo
Joy Onaolapo of Nigeria captured the women’s -52 kg gold medal with a lift of 131 kg on September 1 at the Paralympic Games in London, United Kingdom.
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28. ADEOYE AJIBOLA
On September 6, 1992, Adeoye Ajibola of Nigeria finished the men’s 100-meter race in 10.72 seconds at the Paralympic Games in Barcelona, Spain.
Ajibola participates in the T46 division, which is reserved for competitors who have a condition that affects their arms or legs, including amputees.
29 Gbenga Ezekiel
Gbenga Ezekiel, a senior secondary school student from Nigeria, set the record for the most skips in a minute on one leg.
The 16-year-old studies at Ijapo High School in Akure, the seat of government for Ondo State.
Ezekiel was able to surpass Rasel Islam of Bangladesh’s previous Guinness World Record of 262 skips in a minute with 265 skips.
As the first athlete from Ondo State to do so since the establishment of the state in 1976, Ezekiel smashed the record.
The young man also holds the record for becoming the first rope captain from either Africa or Nigeria.
The accomplishment was reported to Chubuisi Ukandu, the national rope-skipping coach for Nigeria, and it has also been updated on the Guinness World Records website.
The record for the most skips in a minute on a single leg is 265 and was set by Gbenga Ezekiel (Nigeria) on October 31, 2022, in Akure, Nigeria. The Akure stadium was the site of the attempt.
30 Sandra Ikeji
When Sandra Ikeji invited 200 bridesmaids to her wedding on January 11, 2020, she created history. The record for the most bridesmaids for one bride was broken by this.
31. Simply Tacha
She attracted attention in a variety of ways, one of which was pretending to be dead in order to promote her fledgling company, Everything Tacha.
She recently received recognition from Guinness World Records for an accomplishment that has not yet been made public.
But rumors are based on the fact that she is the only African celebrity to have trended on Twitter 60 times, making her the first and only person to do so globally.