Nigerian chef, Hilda Baci breaks world record for marathon cooking

NIGERIAN chef, Hilda Baci, on Monday, May 15, broke the world record for marathon cooking by an individual, setting a new Guinness World Record in the process.

At the time of filing this report, Baci, 27, had already surpassed the time set by the former holder of the record, Indian chef, Lata Tondon, by 15 minutes.

Tondon’s previous record stood at 87 hours, 45 minutes.

The moment Hilda Baci hit 88 hours
The moment Hilda Baci hit 88 hours
Source: Instagram

Baci’s new record time is still counting as she is set to cook for 96 hours. She will set a new Guinness World Record for marathon cooking at the end of the event.

Baci, whose original name is Hilda Bassey Effiong, hails from Akwa Ibom State and owns a food brand in Lagos called ‘My Food by Hilda’.

Tinubu supports Hilda
Tinubu supports Hilda

The cookathon which is still ongoing at Amore Gardens, Lekki, Lagos State, Nigeria has had Baci cooking round the clock with a break of 5 minutes each hour making it a total of 1 hour rest every 12 hours.

The World Record title is about cooking within a time frame, not about what is cooked. As long as she is cooking, she is on track.



    Meanwhile, Nigerians have come out in their numbers to support and cheer her up both at the venue and on different social media platforms.

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    She has also received support from top Nigerian government officials including Vice President Yemi Osinbanjo, the President-elect, Bola Tinubu, former governor of Akwa Ibom State, Godswill Akpabio, and Lagos State governor Babajise Sanwa-Olu, who was present at the venue on Sunday, May 14.

    H for Hilda, Uyo support group. Source: Instagram
    H for Hilda, Uyo support group. Source: Instagram

    The wife of the Labour Party presidential candidate, Margaret Obi, was also among those who were at the venue to encourage Baci.

    Also, she had support from A-list celebrities in the country including Tiwa Savage, Wizkid, among others. Other organisations in the country has shown support in different ways including a support group in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state.


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