Philip Solomon

Nigerian secondary school student breaks Guinness World Records


17- year-old student of the Oyemekun Grammar School Akure, in Ondo State, Philip Solomon, has been declared the Guinness World Records (GWR) holder for most skips on one foot in 30 seconds.

Philip Solomon

Solomon joins his Ijapo High school, Akure counterpart, Gbenga Ezekiel, who was in February, this year, declared the world record holder for most skips on one leg under one minute with 265 skips, to increase Nigeria’s rope skipping Guinness World Records to two.


On January 24, Solomon officially recorded 153 skips on one foot in 30 seconds to outdo former record holder Rasel Islam of Bangladesh whose record was 145.

His record was officially confirmed by the Guinness World Record, Tuesday, four months after his attempt.

“Solomon was inspired by the previous holder of this record title Rasel Islam after seeing a video of his record attempt. He has been training to achieve the record and was honoured to attend a skipping world championship,” Guinness World Record announced on its website.

The SS3 student also said he was inspired by the feat of Gbenga Ezekiel earlier this year.

The GWR is yet to certify the world record set, last week, by Nigerian chef, Hilda Effiong Bassey (Hilda Baci) for the longest cooking time by an individual of 100 hours.

The GWR explained that it is still reviewing the feat set by the Akwa Ibom-born chef.

Hours after breaking the longest cooking marathon record held by an individual previously set by Indian, Lata Tondon in 2019 for 87 hours, 45 minutes, and 00 seconds in Rewa, India, the Guinness World Records (GWR) says it is still reviewing the feat set by Bassey, popularly known as Hilda Baci, Monday, May 15.

After four days of cooking, by 11:22am, Monday, the 27-year old Hilda Baci had smashed Lata Tondon’s longest cooking record after she clocked 100 hours.

Hilda Baci started the cooking challenge on Thursday, May 11 through to early Monday, May 15.

However, in response to an inquiry over why it is yet to record the feat on its site, the Guinness Book of Records wrote on their official Twitter handle; “We’re aware of this amazing record attempt, we need to review all the evidence first before officially confirming a record.”

As it is, the current record for the world’s longest cooking marathon is still Tondon, who completed the task in 87 hours, 45 minutes, and 00 seconds in Rewa, India, in 2019.

Hilda Baci is a renowned food premier in Nigeria. She owns “Myfood by Hilda Baci,” an event catering company located in Lagos, Nigeria.


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