Nigerian on the Guinness Book of World Records and they made it happen (photos)
By Rita Chioma
So far, only Nigerians in Africa have made it into the Guinness Book of World Records. 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, and Kaffy dancing round the clock to have her named inked in the famous book, they have all made great accomplishments.
Below are Nigerians, who have made it into the Guinness Book of World Records:
1. Ayo Makun a.k.a AY
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 mentioned.
But it only lasted for a while….. even 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.