6 Nigerian Women Whose Names Are In The Guinness Book Of Records

Nigerian Women Guinness World Record

Guinness World Records is the ultimate global authority on record-breaking activities undertaken by individuals. Over the years, this incredible fate achieved by world record holders has inspired people, individuals, families, and countries.

Some Nigerian women have proved that there is no limitation to success whatsoever and they have gone ahead to etch their names in the Guinness Book of Records.

Here are six of them.

1. Kafayat Shafau

Nigerian Women Guinness World Record

Kafayat Shafau popularly known as Kaffy broke the world record for the longest dance with a time of 52 hours and 3 minutes in 2006.

She did this with her team, Imagneto, at the Nokia Silverbird Danceathon. The renowned fitness and dance instructor, Kaffy has her own dance school.

2. Tuedon Omatsola Morgan

Nigerian Women Guinness World Record

Tuedon Omatsola Morgan is a Nigerian-British woman who received the Guinness World Records title for the fastest time to complete a half marathon on each continent and the North Pole in 62 days 12 hr 58 min 49 sec. She achieved this at 42.

Married with four kids, Tuedon started her journey with a desire to change her unhealthy lifestyle.

3. Odumewu Debbie Sunmisola

On Thursday, November 24, 2017, Odumewu Debbie also known as Pinki Debbie not only broke a Guinness World Record but set a new record for the longest dancing marathon by an individual.

Debbie commonly known by her nickname is a dancer, choreographer, aspiring actress, and presenter. She broke the record of an Indian woman, Kalamandalam Hemaletha who danced for 123 hours 15 minutes.

She succeeded in beating the record but didn’t meet her intended target of 150 hours which is 7 days. She instead attained 137 hours which is almost 6 days of consistent dancing.

4. Blessing Okagbare

Nigerian athlete, Okagbare holds the Guinness World Record for the most appearances in Diamond League Meetings, making a total of 67 appearances between the 3rd of July 2010 and 31 August 2018.

5. Tobi Amusan

Nigerian Women Guinness World Record

Amusan became the first ever Nigerian world champion and world record holder in an athletics event when she won the 2022 World Championships 100 m hurdles gold medal, setting the current world record of 12.12 seconds in the semi-final.

6. Hilda Baci

Nigerian Women Guinness World Record

On Monday, May 15th, 2023, Nigerian chef, Hilda Baci put her name in the Record books when she broke the Guinness World record for the longest cooking time of 87 hours, 45 minutes, and 00 seconds set by Chef Lata Tondon in Rewa, India, in 2019.

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