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6 incredible Guinness World Records set by Ghanaians that put the country in the spotlight


Earlier this week, Nigerian chef, Hilda Baci in a remarkable feat was announced by the Guinness World Records for the longest cooking marathon by an individual.

Surpassing the previous record set in 2019, Hilda cooked tirelessly for an astonishing duration, aiming to elevate Nigerian cuisine and inspire young African women to pursue their dreams.

With the recent announcement, Hilda Baci has gone down in history as one of the 45 Nigerians who are in the Guinness World Records for various achievements.

On the other hand, Ghana, Nigeria’s fiercest revivals has also produced exceptional individuals who have etched their names in the Guinness World Records.

From impressive athletic achievements to unique skills, Ghanaians have left their mark on the global stage.

Producer, Appietus is also planning to outdo Kitagawa who holds the record for Music Producer with the most hit songs with 232 songs.

Appietus in a post on Facebook on Wednesday, June 14, claimed he now has 228 from his update.

Let’s explore six remarkable Guinness World Records set by Ghanaians and celebrate their extraordinary accomplishments.

READ MORE: I was on my period the entire time of my 100-hour cooking marathon which made it extra hard – Hilda Baci


Ferdie Ato Adoboe: A Sprinting Sensation

Ghanaian athlete, Ferdie Ato Adoboe on July 25, 1991, at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, lazed his way into the record books by running backwards.

Adoboe’s lightning-fast speed allowed him to complete the 100-meter race in a remarkable 13.6 seconds  (or 100 yards in 12.7 seconds).

His remarkable feat showcased Ghana’s prowess in sprinting and highlighted Adoboe’s exceptional talent on an international stage


Daniel Ashitey Amarh and Richard Mensah Ofori: Balancing Act Extraordinaire


Ghanaian duo, Daniel Ashitey Amarh and Richard Mensah Ofori left spectators in awe with their incredible balancing skills in Milan, Italy on April 27, 2011.

The duo achieved the Guinness World Record for the fastest time to walk over ten obstacles while carrying a person on their heads, all while standing on one foot.

With exceptional agility and impeccable balance, Amarh and Ofori completed the challenge in a breathtaking 21.83 seconds.


Dickson Oppong: The Waterman’s Unique Talent

Dickson Oppong, also known as Waterman, held the Guinness World Record for the longest time to spray water uninterruptedly from his mouth, lasting 32.65 seconds.

He achieved this feat on the set of a CCTV Guinness World Records Special in Beijing, China, on December 6, 2012.

However, his record was later surpassed by Kirubel Yilma from Ethiopia, who sprayed water continuously for an impressive 56.36 seconds.

Oppong passed away at age 54 years old on October 11th, 2021 after a bicycle accident in Düren, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.


Jerome Boateng and Kevin-Prince Boateng: Brothers in FIFA World Cup History

Kevin-Prince Boateng (Ghana) and Jerome Boateng (Germany) made history as the first brothers to play against each other in a FIFA World Cup match.

The momentous occasion took place during the Ghana vs. Germany match in Johannesburg, South Africa, on June 23, 2010.

Despite sharing a Ghanaian father, the brothers were raised by separate mothers in Berlin and decided to represent different nationalities at the highest level of football.

Ghana’s World-Record Dinner Table

Ghana also holds the record for the longest dinner table, further demonstrating our ability to create grand spectacles.

The event, organized by Promasidor Ghana Limited, the makers of ONGA food seasoning, took place at Independence (Black Stars) Square in Accra.

The Guinness World Records certified the feat, recognizing the table’s impressive length of 1,928 meters (6,325 feet and 5 inches). Previously, this record was held by Saudi Arabia’s Afia International.

To celebrate its 5th anniversary, Promasidor Ghana constructed the remarkable table, which hosted nearly 3,000 guests for a memorable feast. It was a moment where Ghanaians came together to celebrate and enjoy the rich flavours of our cuisine.

Lewis Appiagyei

At just 10 years old, Lewis Appiagyei achieved his first Guinness World Record for the fastest lap driven on the Laguna Seca Circuit in virtual racing on PlayStation 3.

Appiagyei’s record-breaking lap remains unbeaten. Inspired by racing legend Lewis Hamilton, Appiagyei said he aspires to become Africa’s first Formula One world champion, aiming to seize the opportunity available to African racing drivers.


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