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Unilorin student breaks Guinness World Records in fade haircut 

Unilorin student breaks Guinness World Records in fade haircut 

Mr Qudus Owoyemi, a 400-level student of the Department of Statistics, University of Ilorin has set a new world record for the fastest time devoted to completing five skin fade haircuts.

According to the University bulletin issued on Monday, the remarkable achievement was accomplished in just 14 minutes, 56 seconds, and 83 milliseconds.

It stated that the feat surpassed the previous record of 18 minutes and 57 seconds.

The publication explained that the event, which unfolded Jan. 25, 2024, at the University, is expected to make the Guinness World Records listing.

It stated that Owoyemi, with an impressive CGPA of 4.87, performed the feat to the cheers of a captivated audience.

The event, according to the statement, was witnessed by the Sub-Dean of Student Affairs, Dr Mohammed Garba, and the Students Union President, Mr Joseph Ologundudu”.

In his reaction, the Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Wahab Egbewole, SAN, lauded Owoyemi’s remarkable achievement adding that the University was very proud of his feat.

Egbewole encouraged other students to pursue their passions while assuring that the university’s management would continue to support innovation and lofty ideals that would elevate the institution’s reputation.

He observed that the achievement had further solidified the university’s commitment to excellence and innovation.

Current record holder 

According to Guinness World Records, the fastest time to complete five skin fade haircuts is 18 min 57 sec and was achieved by Enrico Springfield (South Africa), on Stumbo Record Breakers, in Johannesburg, South Africa, on 23 August 2022.

Enrico attempted the record in his own barber shop, Southside Barbershop, in Mondeor, Johannesburg.

This means that Owoyemi has not been certified yet by the Guinness World Records as of the time this story was published.


Qudus Owoyemi, Fade haircut, Unilorin, Guinness World Records
Qudus Owoyemi broke the GWR

What is fade haircut

A fade haircut is a popular men’s hairstyle that involves cutting the hair very close to the scalp at the bottom and gradually tapering it to a longer length towards the top. This results in a seamless transition from short to long hair, creating a faded effect. The fade haircut can be customized with different lengths and styles, such as high fade, low fade, skin fade, or taper fade, allowing for versatility and personalization.

The fade haircut has gained widespread popularity due to its clean and modern look. It is often paired with various hair designs, textures, and lengths to create unique and stylish appearances. This hairstyle is commonly seen in barbershops and salons, and it requires skillful precision to achieve the desired fade effect.

Types of fade haircuts

High fade: In a high fade haircut, the hair is tapered very close to the top of the head, creating a dramatic contrast between the longer hair on top and the short sides and back.

Low fade: A low fade involves gradually tapering the hair down towards the neckline, resulting in a more subtle transition from short to long hair.

Skin fade: Also known as a bald fade, this type of fade haircut involves shaving the hair down to the skin, creating a seamless blend between the hair and the skin.

Taper fade: In a taper fade, the hair gradually transitions from short to long without an abrupt line of demarcation, offering a more gradual and natural-looking fade.

Styling options

The fade haircut offers versatile styling options, allowing individuals to experiment with different lengths, textures, and designs. It can be combined with various hairstyles such as pompadours, quiffs, comb-overs, or textured crops to create unique looks that suit different preferences and occasions.


Maintaining a fade haircut typically involves regular visits to the barber or stylist for touch-ups and trims to preserve the clean and sharp appearance of the hairstyle. Additionally, proper grooming practices such as using quality hair products and maintaining a consistent hair care routine can help keep the fade haircut looking its best.

The haircut is a popular men’s hairstyle characterized by its seamless transition from short to long hair, creating a clean and modern appearance. With various types and styling options available, the fade haircut offers versatility and customization for individuals seeking a contemporary and stylish look.

NOTE: Edited to include the curent official record holder as of the time this story was published 

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