From AY racking in about N182 million at the box office for his “30 Days in Atlanta” movie to DJ Obi deejaying his way into the books, this year has seen two Nigerian celebrities make it into the Guinness Book of World Records for great accomplishments.
And we are so happy! Not only is this an amazing feat, it also means Nigerians can overcome even when challenges like economic recession arises.
Below are Nigerians that made it into the Guinness Book of World Records
1. Ayo Makun
AY Makun’s movie “30 Days in Atlanta” earned him a coveted spot in the Guinness world records.
The 2014 hit comedy raked in about N182 million at the box office earning it the highest-grossing Nollywood movie.
It 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.
Note that 30 Days in Atlanta became the first Nollywood movie to be featured in that category.
2. Obi Ajuonuma a.k.a DJ Obi
One of Nigeria’s foremost DJ, DJ Obi broke the Guinness World Record for the Longest DJ Set.
After grueling endless hours of sets, dancing, coverage, support, and social media dissemination, DJ Obi pulled through the mark set by Polish DJ, Norberto Loco’s 200-hour record.
At 1:28pm on Saturday, July 2, 2016, Nigeria’s DJ Obi set the new world record for Longest Marathon Club DJing previously set at 200 hours. His new record stands at 229 hours and 58 minutes of straight DJing.
3. Kafayat Shafau Ameh a.k.a Kaffy
In 2006, Kaffy danced her way into the Guinness World Record with her team, Imagneto at the Nokia Silverbird Danceathon and has since become a point of reference in the entertainment industry whenever dance is concerned.
But it only lasted for a while….. Before the mum of two could get her certificate, the record was broken by Unique Events Limited (Ireland) on 29 October 2006 at the Quay Front, Wexford.
4. Chinedu Harrison
Chinedu Harrison, a Cambodia-based footballer set a world record for the Farthest distance walked with a ball balanced on the head.
Harrison covered a distance of over 45. 64km, beginning his journey from Kilometre 46 at the RCCG Redemption Camp and ending it at the National Stadium in Surulere.
The athlete grabbed the title from NaibSubedar Azad Singh, an Indian soldier.
Meanwhile, other Nigerians have achieved one feat or the other too..
The Biggest Football Jersey
Nigeria got into the Guinness Book of World Records for having the biggest football jersey in the world. It appeared at the Teslim Balogun Stadium Surulere Lagos and the Liberation Stadium, Port Harcourt.
This thing was to encourage millions of fans of the Super Eagles. That jersey had amazing size: 241ft 3in (73.533m) in width and 294ft 2in in length (89.662m). It beat the previous records: 234ft 1in (71.349m) by 259ft 8in (79.146m) created in Turkey in 2009. Therefore, the Nigerian jersey was recorded as the largest football jersey in history.
Mass tooth brushing
300,000 students from the 600 public secondary schools in Lagos brushed their teeth simultaneously at different locations. Lagos defeated India who had set the previous tooth brushing record.
Longest Rap Freestyle
It happened in 2011 at MTV O Music Awards in Las Vegas, the U.S.A. Chiddy of Chiddy Bang freestyled for 9 hrs, 18 mins and 22 secs. He made Guiness World Record for the longest rap freestyle. Chiddera Anemege of “Chiddy Bang” officially broke the Guinness World Record for in this nomination.