Wellington Jighere

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Wellington Jighere (born c. 1982 in Umolo-Olomu, Delta State, Nigeria), is a professional Nigerian scrabble player who won the inaugural WESPA Championship in 2015 to become the first African player to be crowned World Scrabble Champion.[1] He defeated Lewis MacKay in four straight wins.[2][3]


  • World Scrabble Championships
  • Two times African Scrabble Championship winner (2008 & 2010)


  1. ^ Wahlquist, Calla (9 November 2015). "Nigeria's Wellington Jighere almost lost for words after Scrabble world title triumph". The Guardian. Retrieved 16 December 2015.
  2. ^ Wang, Yanan (10 November 2015). "With the word 'felty,' for 36 points, Wellington Jighere becomes the first African world Scrabble champion". The Washington Post. Retrieved 16 December 2015.
  3. ^ "Nigerian man becomes first African to win the English-Language World Scrabble Championships". The Daily Telegraph. 9 November 2015. Retrieved 16 December 2015.

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