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Our Top 5 Nigerian Guinness world record Holders

features a list of incredible achievements

from celebrated Nigerian personalities.

several Nigerians have broken and set records over the years

so we decided to curate this list

based on popularity and significance of the record.

Since the record breaking attempt of the Nigerian culinary star, Hilda bassey

the attention of Nigerian’s has shifted

to the annual British reference book i.,e the Guinness world record

as we patiently wait for her impressive record attempt to be confirmed.

we decided to take a look at some of the previous record holders

and compile a list of our Top 5 record holders


Yeah, that’s right “Remy boy”

Divine Ikubor popularly known as Rema

is the pioneer of an Afro fusion sound called “Afro Rave”.

the mavins record signee made it into the Guinness world records in 2023

with his smash hit “calm down” featuring selena gomez

the record currently has over 700,000 streams on spotify alone

which enabled it to reach the number 1 spot on the Official Mena Chart

a new chart that captures music streaming from 13 different regions

ranging from North Africa to Asia.

calm down is the first ever song to achieve this feat.

check out the official music video for this record breaking single below


We go back in time to the father of Afro beats.

Fela Aníkúlápó Kuti is the pioneer of the afro beat sound as a whole.

the Nigerian legend made it into the Guinness world record

for having the most albums by a solo artist.

Fela recorded a total of 46 studio albums

over the course of a 23 year long solo career.

from 1969 to 1992.


Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun professionally known as wizkid

is currently one of the most influential African artist of all time.

Wizkid made it to the Guinness world record back in 2016

for being part of the artists with the first single

to reach a billion streams on Spotify.

his effort on the record breaking “one dance’ by drake featuring Kyla

saw him secure a spot in the Guinness books.

check out the official music video below


Nigerian DJ, Asu-Johnson popularly known as DJ soul yin.

broke the World Record for the longest Dj set in October 2021.

She broke the record by operating her set for 243 hours, 30 minutes, at The Grill by Yanna, Ikoyi, Lagos.

that’s over 10 days!

the record was previously set by by a fellow Nigerian, DJ Obi

when he performed for 230 hours at the Sao Café in Lagos, Nigeria.


Last but not least, our recent Guinness world record star, Hilda Bassey.

the now famous cook, made national and international buzz

with her successful attempt to break the previous record

for the longest solo cooking marathon.

set at 87 hours and 45 minutes by the Indian chef, Tata London in 2021.

although it is yet to be confirmed officially

by the Guinness world records themselves

but Hilda Bassey currently holds the record

for longest solo cooking marathon by anyone, anywhere

set at over a 100 hours.

running from the 11th of may till the 15th of may 2023.

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