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Nigerian Chef, Hilda Baci Aims To Break Guinness World Record For ‘Longest Cooking Time’



Nigerian chef, Hilda Effiong Bassey, popularly known as Hilda Baci, is attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the longest cooking time by an individual.

Nigerian Chef, Hilda Baci Aims To Break Guinness World Record For 'Longest Cooking Time'

On April 2, 2023, Hilda Baci announced via her Instagram page that she was going to make her five-year-long dream a reality, stating that she will cook for four days and four nights to break the 87 hours, 45 minutes, set by Chef Lata London in Rewa, India in 2019.

Originally scheduled to begin on April 28th, the event was moved to May 11th to accommodate the additional attendees who registered for the cook-a-thon at Amore Gardens, Lekki, Lagos.

On Sunday, May 14, the Nigerian chef replied to a tweet where Guinness World Records wrote “today is a good day to break a world record”, stating that she was “on it.”

So far, Hilda Baci has cooked over 110 meals and served 2,795 people, 64 hours into the cook-a-thon, marking a significant milestone in her journey to break the Guinness World Record.

The chef, who has been cooking for 64 hours and counting, with about 23 hours left to reach her goal, is obvious exhausted from being on her feet for three days and counting.

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Despite the long hours and hard work, Hilda’s commitment to excellence is evident as she is not compromising on the meal standard and has maintained excellence which her brand is synonymous with.

She’s receiving support from Nigerians from all walks of life including food enthusiasts, influencers, artists and celebrities alike who have flooded the venue of the cook-a-thon since Thursday.

Hilda Baci’s friend and musician, Dremo, has been a constant source of support to the chef since the first day as his musical performances have kept things lively.

Media personalities, Noble Igwe, Enioluwa; beauty enthusiasts, Beauty by AD CEO, Adeola; media personality and Hilda’s friend, Ama Reginald; medical doctor, and fashion enthusiasts, Akin Faminu; and Big Brother Titans ex-housemates, Thabang Mazibuko and Tsatsii Madiba, were also present showing their support and admiration for Baci’s attempt.

Social media has also been buzzing, with hashtags such as “Go Hilda” and “Bet on Hilda” dominating the trending topics as Nigerians continue to express their support.

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This comes barely one week after Nigerian Singer, Rema made it to the Guinness World Book of Records after his song “Calm Down” made history as the first No.1 Hit on The Official MENA Chart (the world’s first regional streaming chart).

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