Nigerian chef, Hilda Effiong Bassey, popularly 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-hour, 45 minutes record set by the current Guinness World Record holder, Chef Lata Tondon from India.
On Monday, May 15, at 7:45 am, the chef from Akwa Ibom broke the previous record.
She began cooking on May 11 and plans to continue cooking for 96 hours to break the previous record.
The project, tagged “Cook-a-thon,” gained the support of many Nigerians, including politicians and celebrities.
Earlier, Chef Tondon who previously held the record for the ‘longest cooking time’ had sent her benign wishes to Hilda.
The Vice president of Nigeria, Yemi Osinbajo, and Akwa Ibom Governor, Udom Emmanuel, had on Sunday called her on the phone to encourage her to persevere and not give up.
The Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, visited Hilda at the cooking venue to encourage her.
Presidential candidates Peter Obi and Atiku Abubakar also cheered the record-breaking chef on Twitter.
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