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. He defeated Lewis MacKay in four straight wins.
- World Scrabble Championships
- Two times African Scrabble Championship winner (2008 & 2010)
- Wahlquist, Calla (9 November 2015). "Nigeria's Wellington Jighere almost lost for words after Scrabble world title triumph". The Guardian. Retrieved 16 December 2015.
- 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.
- "Nigerian man becomes first African to win the English-Language World Scrabble Championships". The Daily Telegraph. 9 November 2015. Retrieved 16 December 2015.