The Guinness Book of Records is a collection of records set by individuals or teams in various fields all over the world.
Have you thought of whether Nigerians have broken any of these records? If you have not, then let’s break the good news to you, yes, some Nigerians are involved in some records in the Guinness Book of Records and today, we highlight a few of these records as published on the official website of Guinness Book Of Records.
#1. Largest Football Shirt
The largest football shirt measures 73.55 m (241 ft 3 in) wide and 89.67 m (294 ft 2 in) long and was created by Guinness Nigeria Plc (Nigeria) in Surulere, Lagos, Nigeria, on 25 January 2013.
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#2. Most People Crocheting Simultaneously
The most people crocheting simultaneously is 485 and was achieved by American University of Nigeria (Nigeria) in Yola, Nigeria, on 24 April 2015.
#3. Most Chartered Accountants In One Family
Three sons and two daughters of Senator David Omueya and Cynthia Esella Dafinone of Lagos, Nigeria, all qualified as members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales between 1986 and 1999. Their father had also become a member of the same institution in 1963. Igho Omueya Dafinone, Ede Omueya Dafinone, and Duvie Omueya Dafinone are currently working within the firm of D O Dafinone Co. Chartered Accontants in Lagos. Daphne Omueya Dafinone and Joy Ufuoma Dafinone live in London.
#4. Most People Washing Their Hands
The most people washing their hands is 37,809 at an event organised by Lifebuoy Team and the federal government of Nigeria at TBS Onikan in Lagos, Nigeria on 14 October 2011. The record was held to encourage children to wash their hands with soap and water to defeat diarrhea.
The largest Ludo board game measured 9.65 m (31 ft 7 in) long and 9.65 m (31 ft 7 in) wide. It was created by Adesoye College Offa (Nigeria) and was presented and measured in Offa, Nigeria, on 3 July 2012.
#6. Largest Internet Cafe
The largest Internet café is ChamsCity Digital Mall with facilities in Lagos and Abuja, Nigeria, offering each 1,027 computer terminals, as verified in November 2008. There are two facilities one in Lagos and one in Abuja and they both hold the record as they have the same number of internet positions.
#7. Longest Home Unbeaten Streak by a Nigerian Premier League Team
The longest home unbeaten streak by a Nigerian Premier League team is 202 games, achieved by Kano Pillars F.C. (Nigeria), at the Sani Abacha Stadium, in Kano, Nigeria, on 23 August 2015. Kano Pillars unbeaten home run began after a 2-1 defeat against Julius Berger (now Bridge FC) on 21 June 2003. They then did not lose a home game for 12 years 63 days until their 2-1 defeat to Nasarawa United.
#8. Youngest person to win the African Cup of Nation as a player and a coach
The youngest person to win the Africa Cup of Nations as a player and coach is Stephen Keshi (b. 31 January 1961, Nigeria) who was 52 years and 10 days old when he won the tournament as head coach of Nigeria at the FNB Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa, on 10 February 2013. Keshi was captain of the Nigeria national team when he won the tournament as a player in 1994, beating Zambia 2-1 in the final. As a manager Keshi lead his team to glory after a 1-0 win over Burkina Faso in the final.
#9. Fastest Time To Complete A Half Marathon On Each Continent And The North Pole Marathon (Female)
The fastest time to run a half marathon on each continent and the North Pole (female) is 62 days 12 hr 58 min 49 sec and was achieved by Tuedon Morgan (Nigeria), from 8 February 2015 to 12 April 2015.
#10. Largest Group Of Carol Singers
The largest group of carol singers was 25,272 by Godswill Akpabio unity choir (Nigeria) at the Uyo Township Stadium, Akwa Ibom,Nigeria, on 13 December 2014. The choir sang a medley of The First Noel, Joy To The World, O Christmas Tree, Hark The Herald Sing, Once In Royal Davids City and O Come All Ye Faithful.