The 27-year-old Nigerian born chef, Hilda Effiong Bassey popularly known as Hilda Baci started cooking on May 11, 2023 and broke the Guinness World Record For longest cooking time in the world on May 15, 2023.
The previous record which was held by Lata Tondon stood at 87 and 45 minutes in India in 2019. It has now been broken by Hilda Baci. She has done over 89 hours of cooking with no sleep or rest and just only 20 mins break everyday for the last four days.
Support for Baci’s attempt to surpass Tondon’s record has erupted online and in the Amore Garden restaurant where she has been working for the past three days.
Bola Tinubu, the president-elect, as well as Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi, the rivals he defeated in the election in February, have praised her for her tenacity.
On Sunday, May 14, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the governor of Lagos State, also went to Amore Gardens to sample a dish prepared by Baci.
She has received quite an enormous support from Nigerians all over the country. We cannot wait to see Hilda Baci on the Guinness World Of Records For longest cooking time in the world.
Stephen Keshi, Vincent Okezie, Fela Kuti, Blessing Okagbere, and Wizkid are Nigerians who have achieved Guinness World Records status.
Gbenga Ezekiel, a 16-year-old Nigerian senior secondary school student, set the Guinness World Record for the most skips in a minute on one leg earlier this year in February.
In a similar vein, 23-year-old Divine Ikubor, better known as Rema, last month entered his hit song “Calm Down” into the Guinness World Records.