Meet Liberia Soccer Legend George Weah, Nigerian Chef Hilda, Other Africans In the ‘Guinness Book of World Records’

Nigerian chef Hilda Effion Bhasi, better known as Hilda Bachi, shook the African continent on Monday by breaking the Guinness World Record for longest cooking time, reaching 100 hours of cooking time.

In doing so, the 27-year-old from Akwa Ibom surpassed the record of 87:45:00 set by Indian chef Lata Thongdon in 2019.

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The event, held at Amore Gardens in Lekki, Lagos, saw thousands of Nigerians flock to cheer on the chef despite the rain.

Outgoing President Muhammadu Buhari, other prominent Nigerians and Africans across the continent have sent messages of congratulations to Hilda Bachi for her resilience and fortitude in Nigeria.

The film features a number of Africans who are on the list of Guinness World Record holders for their remarkable achievements in their respective fields.

Football legend George Money Ware

Football legend George Money Ware

The incumbent president of Liberia, George Weah, is a charismatic and talented striker who has reached unprecedented heights in his football career. In 1995, Weah became the first African player to win the prestigious FIFA World Player of the Year award.

His outstanding achievements have earned him a place in the Guinness Book of World Records and his name will forever be etched in football history. Ware’s astonishing performance captivated fans around the world and proved the immense talent of African football on the world stage.

Widely regarded as one of the greatest African players of all time, Ware was named FIFA World Player of the Year in 1995 and also won the Ballon d’Or, representing the African country internationally in these became the first and only player to win the award.

He was named African Player of the Year in 1989, 1994 and 1995, and African Player of the Century in 1996. In addition to his scoring and finishing prowess, Ware is also known for his acceleration, speed and dribbling ability, and FIFA has described him as “the pioneer of today’s multi-striker”. In 2004, he was named by Pele to the FIFA 100 list of the world’s greatest living players.

Kimani Nanga Maruge

The world’s oldest person to start elementary school was 84 years old. Kimani Ngana Maruge (Kenya) entered Standard One at Kapukenduiyo Primary School in Eldoret, Kenya on January 12, 2004.

He also wore a school uniform and hoped to reach Standard Eight. On April 6, 2004, Nga was reported to have passed his first final exam with an A in English, Swahili and Mathematics, placing in the top five students in his class. The principal, Mrs. Jane Obinchu (Kenya), appointed him as her senior principal as her reward.


Nigerian musician Wizkid

Afrobeat’s success in today’s global market is attributed to the quality of music that Nigerian artists have continued to put out for their fans. Considered by many to be an inspiration and one of the artists many classify as the first artist to break down walls and cross gaps, he is widely known as the Grammy Award-winning Nigerian singer Wizkid. Ayodej Balogun is known.

Wizkid holds the Guinness World Record for being the first artist to reach 1 billion streams on Spotify. Wizkid achieved this on December 16, 2016 at Drake’s One Dance featuring him and Kyla.

Wizkid also became the first Afrobeat artist to hold a top ten position as a lead artist on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Wiz peaked at No. 9 on the Hot 100 chart with his record-breaking remix of “Essence,” which also featured Thames and Justin Bieber.

His other astonishing records include the first African-Nigerian song to be certified platinum in the United States (“Essence”, 4 October 2021).

He has the most BET nominations (7) and is the first Nigerian African artist to be nominated for a Billboard Award. He was nominated for seven categories after collaborating with Drake on “One Dance” in 2017, and was nominated in 2022 for the song “Essence.”

Longest charting African album on the Billboard World Albums chart (“Made in Lagos” has been on the chart for over 70 weeks. Wizkid has been on the chart for 27 years with the album “Caesarea”). defeated the legendary Cesaria Evora, who held that record).

The first African to debut on Spotify’s global album chart with an album (made in Lagos). Not only did the album make its first appearance on the charts, it also debuted in the Top 10 position in just one week’s tracking from October 30, 2020 to November 3, 2020.


Nigerian musician Lemma

Another Nigerian star on the record is Lema. Signed to Nigerian record label Mavin, young rapper Rema topped charts around the world with his hit single “Calm Down.”

The singer has been steadily rising since her debut, expecting an ever-growing fan base and garnering international fame.

As of this writing, “Calm Down” has nearly 388 million streams on Spotify, and its viral remix with US artist Selena Gomez has amassed 717,512,920 streams on the same music platform. We have recorded an amazing number of streaming times.

The international hit of 2022 made history by skyrocketing to the top of the official MENA charts shortly after its launch. With this, “Calm Down” became the first ever No. 1 hit on the official MENA chart.

Wade Van Niekerk

The fastest 400 meters by a male athlete is 43.03 seconds, set by Wade van Niekerk (South Africa) at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on August 14, 2016.

The previous record was set by Michael Johnson in 1999, with Wade setting a new world record in the final and winning the gold medal in the event.

Fela Kuti

Fela Kuti recorded 46 albums as a solo artist during his 23-year solo career. Her first solo album was recorded in 1969 and her last in 1992.

Sinonso Eche

The number of consecutive touches in one minute while balancing a football on his head was 133, Chinonso Eche (Nigeria) on the set of Raw Show Day Records in Milan, Italy on February 1, 2023. ) was achieved.

Sinonso Eche hopes to break his record of 22 and one day become a professional footballer.

Stephen Poppy


The youngest player to win the Africa Cup of Nations as a player-coach was Stephen Keshi (born 31 January 1961, Nigeria), who was 52 when he won the competition as Nigeria’s head coach at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg. and 10 days. , South Africa, 10 February 2013.

Keshi entered the tournament as a player in 1994 and captained the Nigerian national team after defeating Zambia 2-1 in the final. As manager, Keshi led his team to glory in a 1-0 victory over Burkina Faso in the final.

Tudon Morgan

The fastest women’s half marathon time on each continent and at the North Pole is 62 days, 12 hours, 58 minutes and 49 seconds, achieved by Tuedong Morgan (Nigeria) between 8 February 2015 and 12 April 2015. .

Percy Mailella

The largest coffee grounds mosaic (image) is 25.96 m² (279 ft² 62 in²), achieved by BrainFarm (PTY) Ltd and Percy Maimela (both South Africa), Sandton, Gauteng, South Africa, on 12 September 2019. I was.

The image on the coffee grounds mosaic is the face of South African DJ and record producer DJ Black Coffee.

Paul Kehinde

-The heaviest men’s para powerlift in the 65 kg class is 221 kg (487 lbs 3.5 oz) and was held by Paul Kehinde ( Nigeria) achieved. February 2018. Kehinde broke his own world record of 220.5kg, which he set at the World Championships in December 2017.

Para powerlifters compete in one event, the bench press, and are classified according to their weight. Source: K News Online

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