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Meet Tonye Solomon, The Latest Nigerian To Set Guinness World Record

Tonye Solomon guinness record

According to Guinness World Records, Tonye Solomon, a Nigerian from Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, has established a record for the most steps (150) ascended on a ladder while balancing a football (soccer ball) on the head. Solomon set the record on August 10, according to Guinness World Records.

“Tonye attempted this record to challenge himself and to inspire others to do great things. He spent 2 months training for the attempt until he was confident he could achieve the record,” the site wrote.

The Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State, Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, praised Solomon for the feat. “Such a great feat is inspiring, and it’s worth celebrating. We are proud of you Champ!” Ewhrudjakpo said on X (formerly Twitter) on Thursday.

Tonye Solomon

Solomon’s record comes amid a flurry of Guinness World Record attempts from Nigeria, following the breakage of the record for the longest cooking marathon (individual) by Nigerian chef Hilda Bassey. The cook, also known as Hilda Baci, became famous on social media in May when she sought to break the record previously held by India’s Lata Tondon.

HowNG earlier reported that a Nigerian woman fell last month while attempting to break the Guinness World Record for longest massage. Joyce Ijeoma had hoped to do a 72-hour body massage on folks, however she fell during her live coverage at the venue in Lagos State, Nigeria.

The Guinness Book of World feats has acted as an authoritative source for evaluating human feats and achievements since its debut in 1955, and many people today actively want to have their names added into the record book.

Other Nigerians, in addition to Baci and Solomon, have achieved extraordinary exploits and made the list of Guinness World Record holders. Kafayat Oluwatoyin Shafau, a Nigerian dancer, dance instructor, fitness coach, and choreographer, set the Guinness World Record for “Longest Dance Party” in 2006 during the Nokia Silverbird Danceathon.

In October 2021, Nigerian Disc Jockey Oyinka Asu-Johnson, professionally known as DJ Yin, broke the record for the longest DJ set. DJ Yin set a new record at The Grill by Yanna in Ikoyi, Lagos, by running her set for 243 hours and 30 minutes.

Phillip Solomon, a 17-year-old student, set the official Guinness World Record for the most skips on one foot in 30 seconds in May.


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