Full List Of Nigerians Who Are Guinness World Records Winners

Full List Of Nigerians Who Are Guinness World Records Winners. Tunde Onakoya, a renowned Nigerian chess master, has etched his name in history by setting a new Guinness World Record for the longest chess marathon.

His remarkable feat took place on April 15 in Times Square, New York, where he surpassed the previous record by playing chess continuously for an impressive 60 hours.

Tunde Onakoya has made history by setting a new Guinness World Record for the longest chess marathon.

Surpassing the previous record of 56 hours and 9 minutes set by Norwegian players in 2018, Onakoya played chess continuously for an impressive 60 hours in Times Square, New York.

This achievement not only places him among the esteemed Guinness World Record holders but also highlights the immense mental and physical endurance required in competitive chess.

The Guinness Book of Records, known for its rigorous verification process, recognizes individuals who achieve extraordinary feats across various disciplines. Onakoya’s accomplishment adds to the list of Nigerians who have earned recognition in the prestigious book, showcasing the country’s diverse talents on a global scale.

His remarkable feat was witnessed by a large crowd in Times Square and celebrated by chess enthusiasts worldwide.

1. Fela Kuti’s

solo career spanned 23 years, during which he recorded 46 albums. His first solo album was released in 1969, with his final solo album coming out in 1992.

2. Adeoye Ajibola,

representing Nigeria, achieved a notable feat in the men’s 100 meters event at the Paralympic Games held in Barcelona, Spain, on September 6, 1992. Competing in the T46 classification, which includes athletes with impairments affecting their arms or legs, Ajibola completed the race in 10.72 seconds.

3. Senator David

Omueya Dafinone’s family holds a Guinness World Record for the largest number of family members in the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).

Between 1986 and 1999, three sons and two daughters of Senator David Omueya and Cynthia Esella Dafinone, based in Lagos, Nigeria, became members of the ICAEW. Their father, Senator Dafinone, had himself become a member in 1963.

Among the family members, Igho Omueya Dafinone, Ede Omueya Dafinone, and Duvie Omueya Dafinone work at D O Dafinone Co. Chartered Accountants in Lagos, while Daphne Omueya Dafinone and Joy Ufuoma Dafinone reside in London.

4. Kaffy,

Also known as Kafayat Oluwatoyin Shafau, is a renowned dancer, choreographer, dance instructor, and fitness coach.

She achieved recognition by breaking the Guinness World Record for the “Longest Dance Party” at the Nokia Silverbird Danceathon held in 2006.

5. Yakubu Adesokan

represented Nigeria in the men’s -48 kg powerlifting competition at the Paralympic Games in London, UK, on August 30, 2012. Adesokan lifted an impressive 180 kg during the competition.

6. Joy Onaolapo,

a Nigerian athlete, clinched a gold medal at the Paralympic Games in London, UK, on September 1, 2012. She achieved this feat by lifting 131 kg in the women’s -52 kg division.

7. Modenine,

also known as Babatunde Olusegun Adewale, is a British-born rapper who has made significant contributions to Nigerian music.

He has received nine Headies awards, including Best Rap Album for “Malcolm IX – The Lost Sessions” in 2006, Best Rap Single for “Cry” in 2007, and seven “Lyricist on the Roll” awards spanning from 2006 to 2013.

8. Stephen Keshi,

Stephen Keshi, born on January 31, 1961, in Nigeria, holds the record as the youngest person to win the Africa Cup of Nations both as a player and a coach.

At the age of 52 years and 10 days, Keshi achieved this feat when he led the Nigerian national team to victory as head coach at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa, on February 10, 2013.

Previously, he had won the tournament as a player in 1994, captaining the national team to victory with a 2-1 win over Zambia in the final.

9. Mfon Udoh

made history by scoring 23 goals for Enyimba in the Nigerian Premier League during the 2013–14 season, surpassing the previous record of 20 goals set by Jude Aneke in 2010–11.

This remarkable achievement occurred in Udoh’s first season with Enyimba, following his transfer from Akwa United FC.

10. Tuedon Morgan,

hailing from Nigeria, holds the record for the fastest time to run a half marathon on each continent and the North Pole among females.

She accomplished this feat in 62 days, 12 hours, 58 minutes, and 49 seconds, starting from February 8, 2015, and concluding on April 12, 2015.


The farthest shot put by a female F40 athlete is 8.40 m, achieved by Lauritta Onye (Nigeria) at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on 11 September 2016.


The heaviest powerlift for a -61 kg female athlete is 142 kg, achieved by Lucy Ejike (Nigeria) at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on 11 September 2016.

Her lift of 127.5 kg in the women’s -44 kg division has also stood since 20 September 2004, when she won gold at the Paralympic Games in Athens, Greece.


The farthest female F54 javelin throw is 20.25 metres, achieved by Flora Ugwunwa (Nigeria) on 13 September 2016.


The first track to reach one billion streams on Spotify is “One Dance” by Drake (Canada) featuring musicians Wizkid and Kyla, as of 16 December 2016.