Guinness World Record has confirmed Nigerian chef, Hilda Effiong Bassey, popularly called Hilda Baci, as the new record holder for the longest cooking marathon.
The GWR made the announcement known in a statement released via its website on Tuesday, June 13, 2023.
From Thursday, May 11 to Monday, May 15, 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”.
The four-day cook-a-thon 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 1.2M.
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 cooking 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.
See the GWR statement below:
After reviewing all the footage, we're delighted to announce that Hilda Baci is the new record holder for the longest cooking marathon (individual) 💫— Guinness World Records (@GWR) June 13, 2023
Watch the video to find out the official time we've awarded Hilda and read the full explanation below 👇 pic.twitter.com/bf352ndxWO