10 Nigerians Who Are Guinness Book Of World Record Holders

The Guinness Book Of World Records is a fascinating collection of the most impressive, odd, or downright funny achievements of humans around the world. There are also plenty of Nigerians who had the honour of being included in the Guinness Book, and here are 10 of our most impressive achievements.

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1. Kaffy

Kaffy is an acclaimed Nigerian dancer who many regard as the most talented dancer in Africa. In 2006, Kaffy set a world record for the longest consecutive dance, having danced without breaks for 52 hours and 3 minutes.

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2. Haruna Abdulazeez

Haruna Abdulazeez is an acclaimed Nigerian athlete. In 2017, he was added to the World book of records for achieving the longest contact between a tennis ball and a racket with 1 hour and 52 seconds of constant hitting.

3. Fela Kuti

There is probably not a single Nigerian music fan who doesn’t know Fela Kuti, but few people know that he actually holds the world for the biggest number of studio albums with 46 albums in 23 years.

4. Tuedon Morgan

In early 2015, Tuedon Morgan became the fastest person to run half-marathons on every continent and the North Pole. In just a little over two months, she successfully competed in 8 half-marathons.

5. Chidera Anemege

Chidera Anemege is a US-based rapper with Nigerian roots. In 2011, his musical talent allowed him to make it into the book of world records for the longest consecutive rap freestyle that lasted for 9 hours.

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6. Stephen Keshi

Stephen Keshi achieved fame as a famed football player and the Nigerian Eagles football coach, and became the youngest person to win the Africa Cup of Nations as a player and as a coach. This is exactly what won the late football star a place in the Guinness book of records.

7. Obi Ajuonuma

Obi Ajuonuma is best known to Lagos-based partygoers as a DJ who works under the name of DJ Obi. In 2016, DJ Obi won the record for the longest consecutive DJ set that went on for 240 hours in Lagos.

8. Olawunmi Treasures Bayode

There are people who see reading as their passion, and then there is Olawunmi Treasures Bayode. This Nigerian book aficionado set the world record in 2018 for the longest reading marathon, where he read aloud for 120 consecutive hours.

9. Harrison Chinedu

Harrison Chinedu is another Nigerian athlete whose sporting achievements helped put his home country on the Guinness world record map. In 2016, Harrison walked a distance of over 48 kilometers in 6 hours and 15 minutes with a football on his head.

10. Adetunwase Adenle

Adetunwase Adenle may be unknown to the general public, but this person has 4 world records. His two most famous records are the biggest football jersey in the world and the biggest painting painted by a group of people, which was the size of a football field.

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