Wellington Jighere News

World Scrabble champion Wellington Jighere, 33, (right) is one of Nigeria's many masters. His strategy: "When you are expecting me to do the traditional thing, I will just choose to do something that is uncharacteristic."

Fact of the Day: Nigeria is the number one scrabble nation in the world (Audio)

Nigeria is the English-speaking world’s Scrabble superpower. Africa’s most populous nation is home not only to the global Scrabble champion, but team Nigeria ranks as the world’s top Scrabble playing nation — ahead of the U.S. in second place.

Wellington Jighere beat 129 competitors to become first Nigerian to win World Scrabble Championship.

Wellington Jighere beats 129 competitors to become first Nigerian to win World Scrabble Championship

Nigerians have been congratulating countryman Wellington Jighere, who has become the first African to win the English-language World Scrabble Championship.