Since its kick-off date on August 27, 1955, the Guinness Book of Records has recognized remarkable and outstanding feats by individuals from various nationalities. Only a few boast of having their names in this popular book.
Interestingly, Nigerians are also inclusive. In fact, Nigeria has a pride of place in this renowned record-keeper owing to some mind-boggling feats achieved by individuals who have distinguished themselves in their crafts and fields.
So, we bring to you four Nigerian geniuses who have etched their names in the Guinness Book of World Records.
The Nigerian Geniuses in no particular order
Olawunmi Treasures Bayode (Longest Marathon reading aloud)
Olawunmi Treasures Bayode broke the record of the longest marathon reading aloud by doing this for 120 hours in 2018. He surpasses the record of 113 hours and 15 minutes reading aloud which Deepak Sharma Bajaan of India has since 2008 hold.
Haruna Abdulazeez (Highest tennis ball hits with a racket handle)
According to reports, Haruna Abdulazeez set a new record for the highest tennis ball hits with a racket handle in one minute. The professional athlete achieved this in 2018 with 187 hits. However, Raksha Kumar Rai from Nepal broke the record on January 21, 2021, with 218 hits. Haruna’s record stood for over 2 years.
Chidera Anemege (Longest rap freestyle)
Chidera Anemege, a United States-based Nigerian rapper holds the record for having done the longest rap freestyle. NBC reports that Chidera’s rap lasted nine hours, beating the previous holder by three minutes.
Also, The achievement of the feat was at the MTV music awards in Las Vegas in 2011.
David Omueya Dafinone (Highest number of chartered accountants in a family)
Senator David Omueya Dafinone’s family entered the Guinness Book of Records for having the highest number of chartered accountants in a family.
The family was recognized for the record in 1999.
Furthermore, His five children – three sons and two daughters – all qualified as members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales between 1986 and 1999. He would go on to also become a chartered accountant in 1963.
By Taiyelolu A