Hilda Effiong Bassey, a Nigerian chef popularly known as Hilda Baci, was born on September 20, 1996. She is the executive officer of Hilda Foods.

Hilda Baci has broken the Guinness World Record for the longest cooking marathon by an individual.

Hilda Baci officially announced this competition in an Instagram post on April 2nd, where she said she was going to make her five-year-long dream come true.

This event was scheduled to begin on April 28th but had to be moved to May 11th at Amore Gardens, Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria, to cater for the needs and requirements of the extra people who registered to be in attendance.

The cooking competition is scheduled to last 90 hours, starting on Thursday, May 11 and will end this morning, Monday, May 15, 2023.

The Guinness Book of World Records is a reference book containing natural and human world records.

The latest record for the longest cooking marathon run by an individual is 87 hours 45 minutes set by Lata Tondon, an Indian from Rewa, India, on September 7, 2019.

Hilda Baci also broke the record, when she won the first edition of “Jollof Faceoff” held in August 2021.

She entered the competition on Thursday at 4 pm. When she turned on the stove.

This Monday morning, May 15, 2023, the chef broke the record of 87 hours and 45 minutes set by the current Guinness World Record holder, Indian chef Lata Tondon.

Hilda kept going despite breaking records by setting a goal of cooking for 96 hours, which she did, and also added 4 hours more, totalling 100 hours, setting a new world record for being the first person on earth to spend that long cooking time.

Also, Chef Tondon, who previously held the record for the longest cooking time, sent her best wishes.

Furthermore, her Governor, Udom Emmanuel, Governor of Akwa-Ibom State, phoned Hilda Baci on Sunday night and praised her for representing the best features of the state’s Dakkada philosophy.

However, the President-elect, Bola Tinubu, the former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, and the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, among others, identified with her.

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  • Enlightening and inspiring.

    • Thanks, dear.

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