Chukwuebuka Ezugha: The Architect of Dreams Behind 18 Guinness World Records

Chukwuebuka Ezugha, hailing from the vibrant state of Anambra in Nigeria, has not just etched his name in the Guinness World Records but has also transformed the lives of numerous young talents through his ventures, Chukwuebuka Freestyle Entertainment & Chukwuebuka Academy.

Since 2019, Ezugha’s commitment to grassroots sports development has propelled 18 individuals to Guinness World Records glory, setting a new standard for excellence in the realm of freestyle football. His portfolio, boasting a degree in Library & Information Science/Technology from Federal Polytechnic Oko, Anambra State, reflects not only personal accomplishments but a profound dedication to nurturing talents and offering opportunities to underprivileged youth.

At the core of his initiatives lies the “Chukwuebuka School Freestyle Football Training Program,” a transformative project launched in 2019. This program has crisscrossed numerous schools, imparting the art of freestyle football and kindling passion among budding talents. Ezugha’s vision extends beyond skill development, emphasizing a harmonious blend of academic excellence and sporting prowess. This vision materializes annually in the Chukwuebuka School Competition, rewarding outstanding students with cash prizes and year-long academic scholarships, underscoring the importance of holistic growth.

Five exceptional individuals—Victor Richard Kipo, Chinonso Miracle Eche, Vincent Okezie, Confidence Kipo, and Miracle Ngozi—stand as living testaments to Ezugha’s mentorship. Their feats, documented in the Guinness World Records for consecutive years (2021, 2022, 2023), range from consecutive football touches to contortion arm passes.

Ezugha’s global recognition soared as he journeyed to Milan, Italy, an invitation extended by Banijay Italia and Guinness World Records. His tireless efforts haven’t gone unnoticed, drawing commendations from dignitaries, including the Governor and First Lady of Anambra State, Prof Charles Chukwuma Soludo and Chief Mrs Healthy Living With Nonye Soludo.

Reflecting on his journey, Ezugha expressed his joy and pride, not just for personal accomplishments but for using his talent to inspire and position Anambra State on the global map. In his own words, “I’m also happy because with this, I’ll be encouraging people living with disabilities especially my disabled students at Basden Memorial Special Education Center… that freestyle football is a sport for everyone and can be played not just with the feet but with every other part of the body.”

Recently securing his fifth Guinness World Record for the Most contortion arm passes while balancing a football on the head in 30 seconds and Most football touches with the abdomen in one minute, Ezugha continues to elevate both his own status and that of his state globally.