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
DJ SOUL YIN
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.