Nigeria is home to many talented and determined individuals who have made their mark on the world. Some of these notable Nigerians have even earned a place in the prestigious Guinness World Records. Here are a few of them:
Hilda Baci: The Queen of Breakdancing
Hilda Baci is a Nigerian breakdancer known around the world for her impressive skills and talents. In 2011, she set the Guinness World Record for the most breakdance spins in one minute. She completed an amazing 83 spins, earning her the title of “Queen of Breakdancing.” Hilda continues to perform and teach breakdancing around the globe.
Emmanuel Ohuabunwa: The Fastest Reader
Emmanuel Ohuabunwa, from Lagos, Nigeria, read through 300 words in just 57 seconds to set a new world record for the fastest reader in 1992. This earned Emmanuel Ohuabunwa a place in the Guinness Book of Records. Emmanuel's reading speed and comprehension skills are truly remarkable. He continues to inspire young Nigerians to develop a passion for reading and learning.
Ayomide Ake: The Youngest Professional Footballer
In 2018, 11-year-old Ayomide Ake from Ogun state, Nigeria signed a professional contract with Turkish club Galatasaray, making him the youngest professional footballer in the world, according to the Guinness World Records. Ayomide's football career is off to an impressive start at such a young age. He is definitely one to watch for the future.
Nigeria is a country filled with talent, passion, and determination. Hilda Baci, Emmanuel Ohuabunwa, Ayomide Ake, and many other Nigerians have set world records and continue to inspire new generations to pursue their dreams. There is no limit to what Nigerians can achieve on the world stage.