Nigerian chef, Hilda Effiong Bassey, better 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, at Amore Gardens in Lekki, Lagos State. The Nigerian Jollof Queen 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.
This is even as Nigerians including celebrities stood by her despite a heavy downpour in the wee hours of Monday.
The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has shown his support for Hilda Baci.
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.
The actress and TV producer who has shown her culinary skills on various Television Cook shows won the maiden edition of the Jollof Face-off Competition in 2021, pocketing a grand prize of $5000.