“Killi-We” Nwachukwu (1932) was for more than two decades celebrated as a homegrown Nigerian “superman.” Some of his legendary feats of strength included lifting buses, having cement blocks crushed on his head, and allowing cars to drive over his body.Before the like of Micheal power ( power mike ) ,Anthony Joshua, we have had a veteran superman by name Killi-Wee Nwachukwu who was as of his time recorded as the strongest man in Nigeria.
He went from place to place to perform and showcase his acrobatics and stunts people paid to watch him. His real name is Nwozuzu Nwachukwu, he got the name “Killi We” as a nickname after a fight with a certain man,after defeating him he made the announcement that he is now ready for open fight, inviting any ready to fight fighter of which he single handedly defeated five men on the ring then the commentator said ” a great natural Superman! Nwozuzu Nwachukwu (Son of God). “Killi We” that was how he got his nickname.
Another interesting invent happened when he got into a fight with a stubborn man “Tick man” who refused to pay him his money for a truck load of goods he conveyed from the market to the man’s home. He used to push a wooden two wheel truck with which he carried goods for people. Then, truck vehicles were not around, or were not affordable. So, after dropping off the goods, the man would not pay what Nwachukwu charged claiming it was too high. He tried to walk away and Nwachukwu grabbed him by the hand insisting he must pay. A fight ensued and he pinned the man to the ground. The man’s wife ran in and came out with a wooden pestle to assist her husband. Nwachukwu snatched it from her, lifted the woman up and pinned her on top of her husband on the floor. Powerless, she started screaming, Killi We Nwachukwu, Killi we Nwanchukwu” meaning, Nwachukwu, kill us!
He existed back in eighties, said my uncle “he came to our school, we paid 50 Kobo to watch him. He carried 10 bags of cement on his stomach and toyed a 504 peugeot SR with a rope on his teeth”.