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10 Records Held By Nigerians In The Guinness World Records

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Guinness World Records is the world’s most famous record book. It was first published in 1955 and has become a global institution.

Nigeria is the home of many Guinness World Records holders. The country has produced the most number of Guinness World Record holders in Africa, with a total of 26 Nigerian record holders to date.

In this article, we will be highlighting some of the significant records held by Nigerians including some very recent accomplishments.

WIZKID

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Wizkid became the first Afrobeats artist to appear in the 2018 Guinness World Records for his contribution to “One Dance” which reached 1 billion streams on Spotify. His song “Soco” became his first Afrobeats single to be certified Gold in Canada.

KAFFY

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Kaffy broke the Guinness record in 2006. The Nigerian dancer and her group made the country proud in 2006 when they broke the Guinness Book of Record for Longest Dance Party which took place for 55 hours and 40 minutes. 

STEPHEN KESHI

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The youngest person to win the Africa Cup of Nations as a player and coach is Stephen Keshi (b. 31 January 1961, Nigeria). He was 52 years and 10 days old when he won the tournament as head coach of Nigeria at the FNB Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa, on 10 February 2013.

BLESSING OKAGBARE

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She is an Olympic and World Championships medalist in the long jump and a world medalist in the 200 meters. She also holds the Women’s 100 meters Commonwealth Games record for the fastest time at 10.85 seconds.

FELA KUTI

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On 15 May 2017 Femi Anikulapo Kuti was referred to in the Guinness world records under the catalog of a single note held on a sax in a method called circular breathing. He set the records at 51 min 35 seconds.

HARUNA ABDULAZEEZ

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Olorisupergal reports that Haruna Abdulazeez set a new record for the highest tennis ball hits with a racket handle in one minute. The professional athlete achieved this in 2018 with 187 hits.

TOBI AMUSAN

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Amusan caused a stir after smashing a world record in the women’s 100-meter hurdles in the semifinals at the World Athletics Championship on Sunday, when she returned a record time of 12.12 seconds, beating Kendra Harrison’s 2016 record of 12.20 by 0.8 seconds.

ADETUNWASE ADENLE

He is the only Nigerian citizen who has four Guinness World Records to his name. The teacher and artist holds records in different categories. According to the BBC, he holds the record for the biggest painting painted by the largest number of people

OLAWUNMI BAYODE

Nigeria’s Olawunmi Bayode broke the World Record, setting a new Guinness Record in the ‘Longest Marathon Reading Aloud’ category. Bayode read for over 120 hours starting from Monday to Saturday.

HARRISON CHINEDU

He walked a total distance of 48.08km for 6 hours and 15 minutes while balancing a football on his head
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