Breaking: Nigerian chef, Hilda Baci breaks Guinness World Record for ‘longest cooking time’

Nigerian chef, Hilda Effiong Bassey, popularly known as Hilda Baci, has broken the Guinness World Record for the “longest cooking marathon by an individual”.
The chef, on Monday morning, smashed the 87 hours 45 minutes record set by now-former Guinness World Record holder, Lata Tondon.

Hilda launched into the competition on Thursday at exactly 4pm when she put on her cooker.

Hilda carries on despite having broken the record as she aims to cook for 96 hours, setting a new world record as the first human on earth to spend such an amount of time cooking.

The restuarer has continued to receive a wave of support from government officials, celebrities, clerics, and other well-meaning Nigerians.

Popular Nigerian chef Hilda Buci has broken the old longest cooking hours previously held by Indian Chef Lata Tondon who made meals for 87 hours, 45 minutes and 00 seconds.

The chef at the time of writing this report, had cooked for 87 hours and 50 minutes and still cooking.

The restaurateur began the competition on Thursday after she turned on her cooker at 4pm and surpassed the current world record holder on Monday morning.

As the famous chef goes about her activities, Nigerians are still gathered around to support her at Amore Gardens in Lekki, Lagos State.

This is even as Nigerians stood by her, despite a heavy downpour in the early hours of Monday.

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    In the few days that Hilda Baci has come to limelight because of her 4 day Guinness World Record Cook – a – thon, I have seen different groups of people identifying with her.

    People from her gender are saying: “Women to the World”.

    People from her State are saying: “Akwa Ibom to the World”.

    People from her Alma Mater are saying: “Madonna University to the World”.

    People from her country are saying: “Nigeria to the World”.

    Even our neighbourly rivals, Ghana are claiming her on Twitter, for fun.

    The fact is that all these groups are identifying with her, not because she is an attractive young lady or an incredible chef but because she has gotten famous for doing something worthy of global acclaim. I am sure that an overwhelming majority of those who are now identifying with her, never knew of who she was and most of those who did, were not on first name basis with her, prior to the cook – a – thon. That is one of the side effects of Fame. It compels people to recognize you for your value, making them want to associate with you on the basis of that recognition.




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