5 Ghanaians who are already Guinness World Record holders

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Five Ghanaians have secured their places in the Guinness Book of World Records for various achievements. Amidst the excitement surrounding Nigerian Hilda Baci's cookathon, many have wondered if Ghanaians have also made notable records in the past. Hilda, a Nigerian chef, drew attention to herself and the Guinness World Record project by attempting to break the record for the longest individual cooking time, currently held by Indian cook Lata Tondon, who cooked continuously for 87 hours and 45 minutes in 2019. Here is a list of Ghanaians who have achieved this remarkable feat.

Lewis Appiagyei

Lewis Appiagyei, the youngest on Forbes' 2020 '30 Under 30' Africa list, serves as the patron of Ghana's e-sports, having achieved this prestigious position at the age of 17.

Dickson Oppong

On December 6, 2012, Ghanaian Dickson Oppong, known as "Waterman," achieved the Guinness World Record for the longest continuous water spraying from his mouth, clocking in at 32.65 seconds. This feat was accomplished during a CCTV Guinness World Records special set in Beijing, China.

DanDaniel Ashitey Amarh and Richard Mensah Ofori

Daniel Ashitey Amarh and Richard Mensah Ofori, the third and fourth Ghanaians to enter the Guinness Book of World Records, achieved the fastest time to walk over ten obstacles while carrying a person on their head (standing on one foot), clocking in at 21.83 seconds on the set of Lo Show Dei Record in Milan, Italy, on April 27, 2011.



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