Tunde Onakoya Joins Trending List of Nigerians Who Have Won Guinness Word Record 


In recent years, Nigerians have been making waves and breaking records on the global stage. From chess masters to gourmet chefs, these individuals have showcased their talents and achieved remarkable feats. Here’s a rundown of some Nigerians who have etched their names in the Guinness World Records:

1. Hilda Baci (May 2023):

Hilda Effiong Bassey, also known as Hilda Baci, set the record for the longest cooking marathon by an individual. She cooked tirelessly for 93 hours and eleven minutes, making Nigerians proud with her culinary skills.

2. Divine Ikubor (Rema) (May 2023):

Nigerian music sensation Rema made history with his hit song ‘Calm Down,’ which topped The Official MENA Chart, becoming the first No. 1 hit on the chart. This achievement earned him a coveted spot in the Guinness World Records.

3. Gbenga Ezekiel (October 2022):

Ezekiel demonstrated exceptional skill and agility by setting two Guinness World Records for skipping. He achieved the most skips in one minute on one leg and the most double under skips in one minute on one leg, showcasing his athleticism to the world.

4. Folashade Oluwafemiayo (August 2022):

Oluwafemiayo made her mark in para powerlifting by winning a gold medal at the 2021 World Para Powerlifting Championships and setting a new world record of 152.5 kg. She continued her success by clinching another gold medal at the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

5. Chukwuebuka Ezugha and Victor Richard Kipo (March 2022):

These two talented individuals teamed up to achieve the record for the most consecutive passes of a football between the head and soles. Their impressive feat of 252 passes showcased their exceptional teamwork and coordination.

6. Vincent Okezie (March 2022):

Okezie wowed the world with his football skills by setting the record for the most football ‘around the world’ tricks with arms linked. His mesmerizing performance earned him his fifth Guinness World Record title.

7. Bose Omolayo (December 2021):

Omolayo made history by lifting the heaviest para powerlift by a female in the -79 kg category, setting a new Guinness World Record at 144 kg. Her strength and determination inspired many around the world.

8. Chinonso Miracle Eche (October 2021):

Eche showcased his exceptional football skills by achieving the fastest time to 1,000 touches while balancing another ball on his head. His impressive feat demonstrated his remarkable talent and dedication to the sport.

9. Peter Aho (October 2021):

Aho displayed his cricket prowess by taking five wickets and a hat-trick in a T20i game, setting a Guinness World Record for the best bowling figures in T20is. His stellar performance earned him recognition on the global stage.

10. Bayo Omoboriowo (September 2021):

Omoboriowo made history by creating the largest photo book, showcasing the beauty of Nigeria. His collaboration with The JT Agency and the federal government produced a monumental photo collection that captivated audiences worldwide.

11. Tunde Onakoya (April 2024):

The latest addition to the list of Guinness World Records achievers is Tunde Onakoya, who set the record for the longest chess marathon. His unprecedented 58-hour chess session in New York’s Times Square showcased his endurance and passion for the game.

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These remarkable individuals have not only made Nigeria proud but have also inspired countless others to strive for greatness and push the boundaries of what is possible. Their achievements serve as a testament to the talent, resilience, and determination of the Nigerian people on the global stage.

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