By Abimbola Ogunnaike
Nigerian chef, Hilda Effiong Bassey, popularly known as Hilda Baci, on the morning of Monday, 15 May, 2023 surpassed the current Guinness World Record holder in cooking marathon.
With her feat, she’s poised to break the Guinness World Record for the “longest cooking marathon by an individual” after hitting the 87 hours 50 minutes mark.
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.
If certified by the Guinness World Record, she will be displacing the current world record holder, Lata Tondon, an Indian chef who achieved the feat in 2019 with 87 hours 45 minutes record uninterrupted cooking.
Baci’s cooking marathon is currently ongoing at Amore Gardens in Lekki, Lagos State.
In her ongoing record-breaking attempt, Nigerians, including several celebrities among whom was the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, defied the rain to physically cheer up the visibly tired chef.