A reference book called The Guinness Book of Records contains natural and human records.
One of the most well-known and widely used reference books in the world, it was first published in 1955 by the Irish Guinness Brewery.
To be considered for a world record listing, individuals or groups must provide documentation to the Guinness World Records team and go through a verification process.
Guinness World Records has developed into a mark of quality and inspiration, honoring the extraordinary talents and successes of people, groups, and organizations around the world. It demonstrates the boundless potential of human progress and the strength of pushing past preconceived boundaries.
Nigeria, a vibrant and diverse country located in West Africa, is home to a multitude of talented individuals who have made their mark on the world stage. From extraordinary athletic achievements to remarkable feats of creativity and innovation, Nigerians have continually pushed boundaries and set new records. In this article, we will delve into the stories of 10 remarkable Nigerians who have etched their names into the prestigious Guinness World Records.
List of 16 Nigerians on Guinness World Record
- Wizkid on One Dance – First Song to Hit 1 Billion Spotify Streams
- Gbenga Ezekiel – Record for the most skips in a minute on one leg. (February 2023)
- Rema – Record for ‘Calm Down’ as the first No.1 Hit on The Official MENA Chart, the world’s first regional streaming chart. (May 2023)
- Bose Omolayo – The heaviest para power lift by a female in the -79 kg category with 144 kg (December 2021)
- Chukwuebuka Ezugha and Victor Richard Kipo – The most consecutive football passes with the soles (team of two). (December 2021)
- Folashade Oluwafemiayo – The heaviest power lift by a female in the -86 kg category with 152.5 kg (December 2021)
- Chinonso Eche – The most football headers in a prone position in one minute, which is 23. (October 2021)
- Vincent Okezie – The most consecutive backward handsprings with a football (soccer ball) between the legs. (March 2022)
- Haruna Abdulazeez – The most American football touches with the feet in one minute (October 2020)
- Peter Aho – Record for six wickets for five runs in 3.4 overs against Sierra Leone. (October 2021)
- Victor Richard Kipo – 8 Freestyle Football World Records
- Bayo Omoboriowo – The largest photo book, which was measured at 60.84 m² (654 ft² 87 in²). (September 2021)
- Team Joshua Usoro – Longest Dance Marathon Relay (53 hours)
- Wizkid – Most AFRIMA Awards
- Wizkid – Most AFRIMA Artiste of the Year (3)
Nigerians’ inclusion in the Guinness World Records is evidence of the extraordinary talent, tenacity, and creativity present in the country. Nigerians have continuously pushed limits and shattered expectations in a variety of fields, including sports, science, entrepreneurship, the arts, and culture, creating an enduring impression on the world stage.
In addition to breaking records, these extraordinary Nigerians have motivated many people—both inside and outside of Nigeria—to aim high and pursue greatness. Their accomplishments show that everything is possible if one is dedicated, persistent, and confident in one’s talents.
Through their record-breaking feats, they have not only brought pride and recognition to Nigeria but have also contributed to the nation’s reputation as a breeding ground for exceptional talent and remarkable achievements. They serve as role models for aspiring individuals, encouraging them to pursue their passions, embrace their unique abilities, and strive for greatness in their respective fields.
Nigeria’s presence in the Guinness World Records will undoubtedly increase as the country continues to develop and honor its many talents. The lives of these 16 outstanding Nigerians serve as shining examples of the country’s enormous potential and serve to reaffirm the notion that greatness has no bounds or restrictions.
Let us be motivated by their experiences as we commemorate their successes and work to build a culture that encourages and supports the pursuit of excellence. Nigeria can continue to generate record-breakers that change the world and contribute to a brighter and more amazing future for all by recognizing and fostering the talents within our communities.