Guinness World Records (GWR) has confirmed Nigerian chef, Hilda Bassey aka Hilda Baci for longest cooking marathon by an individual.
“Following a thorough review of all the evidence, Guinness World Records can now confirm that Hilda Effiong Bassey, better known as Hilda Baci, has officially broken the record for the longest cooking marathon (individual), with a time of 93 hours 11 minutes,” GWR said in a statement released on Tuesday, one month after Baci’s adventurous cooking
From Thursday, May 11 to Monday, May 15, the Nigerian chef Hilda Baci, headlined the African, nay global media with her bold attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the “longest cooking marathon by an individual”.
Her four-day cook-a-thon which turned the Amore Gardens, Lekki, into a Mecca for foodies, also created much buzz on social media – within the period, her Instagram page grew from 50k followers to 1.2 million.
It was therefore, no surprise that Baci extended her kitchen stint to 100 hours after surpassing her initial 96-hour target and breaking the current world record holder, India’s Lata Tondon’s 87 hours 45 minutes record uninterrupted cooking in the process.
The attempt, which was one of the most publicised in history attracted congratulatory messages from former president Muhammadu Buhari, ex-VP Yemi Osinbajo, president Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Lagos State Governor Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and hosts of other bigwigs.