List of Nigerians Who Have Been Named to Guinness Lists

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Consistently pushing the boundaries of human performance, Nigerians have earned their rightful position in the coveted Guinness World Records, thanks to exceptional physical feats and unparalleled intellectual prowess.

Read this article to learn about the extraordinary Nigerians whose names will go down in history books as a result of their world-changing, record-breaking accomplishments.

1. May 2023, with Hilda Baci
Hilda Effiong Bassey, better known by her stage name “Hilda Baci,” competed in a culinary marathon that she placed into the Guinness World Record book. In the 93-hour-and-eleven-minute cook-a-thon that took place in Lagos on May 15, 2023, Hilda Baci brought honor to Nigerians.

May 2023 will see Divine Ikubor (Rema)
Rema, whose real name is Divine Ikubor, is a famous Nigerian singer. She has been inducted into the Guinness Book of Records. Rema’s “Calm Down” was the first regional streaming single to reach No. 1 on The Official MENA Chart, a first of its kind.

3. By October of 2022, Gbenga Ezekiel
In one minute on one leg, Ezekiel broke his personal record of 265 skips and broke the record set by Himanshu Prajapati of India in 2021 for 132 skips. He also set a new record for double under skips in one minute on one leg, with 144.

The fourth is August 2022 with Folashade Oluwafemiayo.
At the 2021 World Para Powerlifting Championships in Tbilisi, Georgia, Folashade Oluwafemiayo took home the gold medal in her category. A new world record of 152.5 kg was also set by her during this event. She competed in the heavyweight division and took home the gold medal in 2022.

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