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Guinness World Records: Hilda Baci Hits 88 Cooking hours


Nigerian Female Chef Hits 88 Cooking Hours To Break World Record For The Longest Cooking Time Of 87 hours, 45 Minutes Initially Held By Lata Tondon.

— Reactions As President Buhari Congratulates Chef Hilda.

Hilda Baci achieved her five-year-long dream of breaking the Guinness World Records for the longest cooking time by an individual.

On Monday morning, Hilda Effiong Bassey, aka Hilda Baci, surpassed chef Lata Tondon’s world record for the longest cooking time (87 hours, 45 minutes) by an individual. 

The chef hit 88-hour cooking time with less than seven hours to finish the Cook-a-thon which started around 4:00 p.m. on Thursday in Amore Gardens, Lekki Lagos. 

She hit the record hours at 7:45 a.m. on Monday, with eyes on setting a new record for 90 hours by 10:00 a.m. 

The 27-year-old chef finally achieved her five-year-long dream of embarking on the longest cooking run by an individual. 

Meanwhile, Ms Bassey has received several congratulatory messages from chefs, celebrities, politicians and well-meaning Nigerians. 

Ms Bassey officially announced this in an Instagram post on April 2, where she said she would make her five-year-long dream a reality, stating that she would cook for four days and four nights to break the 87 hours, 45 minutes set in 2019.

President Muhammadu Buhari has taken to his official social media handles to congratulate Hilda. His message has however generated reactions from Nigerians especially the youth demography. 

See some of the reactions below: 

The world awaits patiently the official declaration of Chef Hilda as the new record holder. 

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