[BIO & PROFILING]-Who Is Hilda Baci ?

Hilda Effiong Bassey popularly known as Hilda Baci is a Nigerian chef, restuaranter, actress and the current holder of Guinness World Record for marathon cooking. In August 2021, she won the “Jollof Faceoff’ competition”.

In March 2023, Hilda announced she would be attempting the record for the longest cooking marathon. The record was previously held by Lata Tondon whose cooking marathon lasted for 87 hours, 45 minutes in 2019. On 11 May 2023, she started her record attempt titled “Cook-a-thon”. She broke the record on 15 May.

On Monday May 15, 2023 at exactly 7:45 am, Hilda broke the record for longest cooking marathon by any individual hitting 87 hours 50 minutes- 5 minutes above the previous record holder in 2019.

To set a new record of the longest cooking marathon, Hilda was originally set to cook for 96hrs, but later extended her goal to a 100 hours cooking marathon.
High profile Nigerians who visited Hilda include, Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu; Lead Pastor of Harvester International, Bolaji Idowu; Nigerian award-winning singer, Tiwa Savage, Tim Godfrey, Ice Prince.

The Vice President of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo also called to cheer Hilda up during the cookathon. Hilda received huge support fan base from Nigerians who trooped to the venue of the cookathon while others keep trending her name on Social Media.

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