Nigeria is the most populous African country with more than 150m people, and a lot of Nigerians feel very proud of the abundance of talent in the country. However, young people try to find their path in life as they grow up, and when they find something they’re really good at and enjoy doing, they try to develop it on their own but due to some circumstances, they seem not to be recognized.
This constitutes a very huge limitation for many young, gifted Nigerians on a global scale. Many countries in the world take talent discovery and development very seriously, and they have strong programs and institutions that create opportunities to prepare young talents for the top level regardless of whatever industry they find themselves in.
However, there aren’t as many adequate platforms, programs, and institutions for young people in Nigeria aspiring to be the best in the world through using their talent. A consequence of all these systemic problems is that Nigeria is lagging far behind on a global level in nearly every field despite its enormous potential, and some people are concerned that this trend might continue for a long time.
Nigerians are taking their talents into different dimensions and taking part in multiple record holder platforms like the Guinness World Record and this is why in this article today we will be taking a look at the most recent top 10 Nigerians who are Guinness world record Holders.
What is Guinness World Record? According to Wikipedia, Guinness World Records, known from its inception in 1955 until 1999 as The Guinness Book of Records and in previous United States editions as The Guinness Book of World Records, is a British reference book published annually, listing world records both of human achievements and the extremes of the natural world.
Does Guinness Pay Their Record Holders? Being a Guinness World Record holder does not have any monetary benefits, but it may have some other benefits such as:
Recognition: The Guinness World Record certificate is accepted globally and the holders of this certificate are known all around the world, This means that holders can attain fame and publicity for their achievements.
Inspiration: The Guinness World Records represent the best of the best and can inspire ordinary people to pursue their dreams and passions. The holders can also motivate others to challenge themselves and break new records.
Entertainment: The Guinness World Records can be fun and interesting to watch or read about. The holders can also enjoy the thrill and excitement of attempting or breaking a record.
10 most recent Nigerian Guinness World Record holders
Hilda Effiong Bassey, popularly known as Hilda Baci, is a Nigerian chef and YouTube content creator, host, TV producer, and food entrepreneur. She hails from the South Eastern of Nigeria Akwa Ibom State.
Hilda started her career as a chef in 2020, and today she has built a name for herself and a brand. She has a degree in Sociology from Madonna University, Okija, and is currently the chef head and CEO of @Myfoodbyhilda, with several locations and branches all over Nigeria.
A Nigerian chef, Hilda Bassey Effiong, popularly known as Hilda Buci has broken the Guinness World Record for longest cooking hours for93 hours, 45 minutes, and 00 seconds. (May 2023)
Bayo Omoboriowo is a Nigerian-born photojournalist and photographer, he is the official photographer of Nigeria’s President Muhammad Buhari. He graduated from the University of Lagos bagging a Bsc degree in pure and Applied Chemistry.
In 2012, Omoboriowo led the team that won the MTN Afrinolly film competition, in Nigeria, and the Sundance Institute Film Award, in the USA. The same year, he won the NACCP Climate Change Photo Contest and The Future Awards for the Most Creative Artist of the Year in Nigeria.
Bayo Omoboriowo has been officially named ‘The Guinness World Record’s largest photobook. The largest photo book, which was measured at 60.84 m² (654 ft² 87 in²). (September 2021)
Haruna Abdulazeez is a Nigerian professional athlete. He has the most alternate hits with a tennis racket in one minute and most rugby ball touches with the feet in one minute in the male category. Abdulazeez also made the Guinness Book of Records with the most American football touches with the feet in one minute. Most American football touches with the feet in one minute. He made this achievement in Kano, Nigeria, on 1 October 2020.
Vincent Okezie was born to the family of Mr. and Mrs. Okezie Paul of Obekwesu Village Mbutu Ngwa Ancient Kingdom. He lost his father at a tender age and have to work out his salvation by embarking on an occupational migration of labor to the commercial nerve center of Abia State, Aba the Enyimba city in search of greener pastures which led him to become apprentice in motor mechanic.
– The most consecutive backward handsprings with a football (soccer ball) between the legs. (March 2022).
Chinonso was born in Warri, Delta State, but originally from Anambra State, Nigeria, and was nicknamed “Amazing Kid Eche.” He first became interested in soccer when he was four years old when he was playing with a ball around the house.
– The most football headers in a prone position in one minute, which is 23. (October 2021)
Folashade Alice Oluwafemiayo claimed Nigeria’s third gold medal in powerlifting in the women’s 86 kg category with new World and Paralympics records.
She also broke her former world record set in Manchester on March 28, 2021, with her second lift of 151 kg. Oluwafemiayo then went on to set a new Paralympic record after lifting 152 kg on August 30, 2021.
She is a Nigerian Paralympic athlete and a three-time world champion and gold medalist. She was given a two-year suspension in 2013 during a World Championship in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, where she tested positive for the illegal masking substance furosemide. She lost her gold medal in the 79 kg division of the competition, and her 125 kg world record lift was also nullified. From April 2013 until April 2015, the suspension was in place.
– The heaviest power lift by a female in the -86 kg category with 152.5 kg (December 2021)
Victor Richard Kipo
Victor Kipo and his younger brother Confidence, hail from Akwa-Ibom state. Victor holds 8 Guinness World Records, while Confidence holds 2 Guinness World Records, both in football freestyling.
Both boys are students of Chukwuebuka School of Football Freestyling produced by Chinonso Eche, the Anambra-born indigene, who also holds 4 Guinness World Records.
– The most consecutive football passes with the soles (team of two). (December 2021)
Bose Patricia Omolayo
Bose Patricia Omolayo is a Nigerian powerlifter who has represented Nigeria in both national and international events. She has won three gold and one silver for Nigeria at international events.
– The heaviest para power lift by a female in the -79 kg category with 144 kg (December 2021)
Divine Ikubor, professionally known by his stage name Rema, is a Nigerian rapper, musician, and performing artist. He signed a record deal with Jonzing World, a subsidiary of Mavin Records. Rema released a single titled “Calm Down” on February 11, 2022. This song has gained ground, has over 28 million views on YouTube, and has become the most-played music in radio airplay.
Divine Ikubor aka Rema holds the record for ‘Calm Down’ becoming the first No. 1 Hit on The Official MENA Chart, the first regional streaming chart in the history of the world. (May 2023)
Ezekiel Gbenga is a 16-year-old pupil of Ijapo High School in Akure, Ondo State, who currently holds the World Record for most skips on one leg in one minute.
In February 2023, Gbenga erased Bangladesh’s Rasel Islam’s record of 262 skips in one minute on one foot to set a new Guinness World Record with 265 skips.
– Record the most skips in a minute on one leg. (February 2023).
In conclusion, Auchijeffblog has been able to put above Nigerians who have been able to break records. If you think we didn’t add any to the list feel free to drop comments below.
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