See Nigerian Celebrities With Guinness World Record Titles
Beyond our population, beyond the peculiarities the world associates with being Nigerian (not all of them are good), Nigeria is slowly but surely rising among the committee of nations, breaking boundaries and conquering territories.
This year, Nigerian celebrities made it into the Guinness Book of World Records for music and movies which is amazing. The Arts is looking like our biggest export at the moment
These seemingly small victories in the midst of our current challenges are worthy of note. Hence, we bring you a list of Nigerians who have smashed world records in different fields.
Kafayat ‘Kaffy’ Shafau Ameh
36-year-old Kaffy smashed the Guinness World Record for Longest Dance Party in 2006 at the Nokia Silverbird Danceathon.
The mother of 2 who is the number one choreographer in Nigeria owns the Imagneto Dance company and also serves as a fitness coach, dance instructor and events planner.
Kaffy shot into the limelight after debuting on Ruggedman’s Baraje video becoming the toast of music video sets. She has worked with Ciara and was also the dance instructor on MTN musical singing competition Project Fame up until 2015.
Ayo ‘AY’ Makun
AY Makun’s debut movie production flick-30 Days in Atlanta, earned him a coveted spot on our list. The 2014 hit comedy raked about N182 million at the box office sealing its place as the highest grossing Nollywood movie.
The movie was officially recognized by the 2017 Guinness World Records as one of the films with the highest domestic gross in the territories of Bollywood, Nollywood and Hollywood. 30 Days in Atlanta became the first Nollywood movie to be featured in that category.
Obi Ajuonuma a.k.a DJ OBI
Syndik8 records official DJ, DJ Obi had Nigerians beyond excited when he set out to become a world record title holder. But that didn’t compare to the euphoria after he completed 229 hours and 58 minutes of straight DJ-ing on 02 July 2016.
Obi Ajuonuma was hoping to have a 40-hour difference over Polish DJ, Norberto Loco, who previously held the record with 200 hours since 2011 but had to stop earlier than planned due to medical advisement.
Cambodia based footballer, Chinedu Harrison set a world record for the Farthest distance walked with a ball balanced on the head.
He covered a distance of over 45. 64km, beginning his journey from Kilometre 46 at the RCCG Redemption Camp and ending it at the the National Stadium in Surulere without the ball touching the ground.
The incredible athlete who confessed he almost gave at Berger Bus stop during the event due to muscle strain clinched the title from NaibSubedar Azad Singh, an Indian soldier.
Three Gbosas for Nigerians setting world records in diverse fields!
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