National Champions

The first Nigerian National Scrabble tournament was played in 1986. Here is a list of all the National Champions since then, in order of their first tournament victories (the operative definition of ‘National Champion’ being ‘one who has won a National Championship or the Grandmasters’ tourney).

National Scrabble Champions

  • 1. Femi Awowade (1) 1986
  • 2. Chijioke Uzor (1) 1987
  • 3. Paulinus Ekunke (1) 1988
  • 4. Dokun Esan (1) 1988
  • 5. Azu Ogbogu (1) 1989
  • 6. Ifeanyi Onyeonwu (1) 1990
  • 7. Sammy Okosagah (1) 1990
  • 8. Debo Ajose (1) 1991
  • 9. Ayo Fasheiro (2) 1993 2003
  • 10. Chinedu Okwelogu (1) 1994
  • 11. Segun Durojaye2 (2) 1994 2001
  • 12. Moshood Sanni (1) 1995
  • 13. Lanre Oyekunle (1) 1998
  • 14. Wale Fashina (2) 1998 and 2002
  • 15. Paul Sodje (1) 1999
  • 16. Tunde Adigun (1) 2000
  • 17. Dennis Ikekeregor (1) 2002
  • 18. Oshevire Avwenagha (1) 2003
  • 19. Onota Ojiru (1) 2003
  • 20. Eta Karo 2005 NSC
  • 21. Moses Peter 2012 NSC
  • 22. Olatunde Oduwole 2016 Asaph Zadok NSC
Index
  • (x) indicates the number of GrandMaster Tournament wins . Other champions won either national opens or tourneys designated as National Championships.
  • Ayo Fasheiro is now known as Ayo Adekunle while Wale Fashina is also known as Jimoh Saheed.
  • NSC = National Scrabble Championship