[PHOTOS]:7 Nigerian Guinness World Record Holders You Never Knew

When it comes to extraordinary achievements, Nigerians have continually made their mark on the world stage.

From astonishing feats of strength to incredible displays of talent and ingenuity, Nigerian Guinness World Record holders have inspired awe and pride from 1980 to 2024. This post celebrates these remarkable individuals and their unbreakable records:

1. Chinedu Harrison (2016)- Longest distance ever walked with a ball balanced on the head.

2. Stephen Keshi (2013): holds the record for being the youngest person to win the Africa Cup of Nations both as a player and as a coach.

3. Gbenga Ezekiel (2023): Record for the most skips in a minute on one leg.

4. Yakubu Adesokan(2012):Yakubu Adesokan lifted 180 kg in the men’s -48 kg powerlifting competition at the Paralympic Games in London, UK, on 30 August 2012.

5.Kaffy (2013):Kafayat Oluwatoyin Shafau, better known as Kaffy, is renowned as a dancer, choreographer, dance instructor, and fitness coach. She set the Guinness World Record for the “Longest Dance Party” during the Nokia Silverbird Danceathon in 2006.

6. Hilda Baci (2023): On May 15, 2023, Nigerian chef Hilda Baci surpassed the previous Guinness World Record for the longest cooking marathon. She broke the record by cooking non-stop for over 87 hours and 45 minutes, a benchmark previously held by Chef Lata Tondon from Rewa, India, since 2019.

7. Tunde Onokoya (2024): Nigerian chess master, Tunde Onakoya, has shattered the world record for the longest chess marathon.

The event took place under the vibrant lights of Times Square in New York, where Onakoya played chess continuously for 58 hours.


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