BREAKING: President-elect Tinubu congratulates Hilda Baci for Breaking Guinness World Record

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President-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has congratulated chef Hilda Baci for breaking the Guinness World Record for the ‘longest cooking time’.

Tinubu who had earlier thrown his weight behind her quest sends the congratulatory message on his Twitter handle on Monday, May 15, 2023.

“I congratulate Hilda Effiong Bassey on her record-breaking achievement. It was a remarkable display of the Nigerian can-do attitude and the spirit of excellence that lies within. We are all deeply proud of her,” he tweeted.

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Recall that Baci in a quest to achieve the record began a four-day ‘cook-a-thon’ at Amore Gardens, Lekki, Lagos state on Thursday, May 11, 2023.

She launched into the competition on Thursday at exactly 4pm when she put on her cooker.

The chef, on Monday morning, smashed the 87 hours 45 minutes record set by now-former Guinness World Record holder, Lata Tondon.

The chef won the maiden edition of the Jollof Face-off Competition in 2021, pocketing a grand prize of $5000.

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The Guinness Book of Records is a reference book that contains human and natural world records.

It was first published in 1955 by the Guinness Brewery in Ireland and has since become one of the world’s most well-known and frequently read reference books.

Individuals or groups must submit proof to the Guinness World Records team and go through a verification process to qualify for a world record listing.


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Here is the list of Nigerians that have broken the Guinness World Records in recent times:

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1. Gbenga Ezekiel – Record for the most skips in a minute on one leg. (February 2023)

2. Divine Ikubor aka Rema – Record for ‘Calm Down’ as the first No.1 Hit on The Official MENA Chart, the world’s first regional streaming chart. (May 2023)

3. Bose Omolayo – The heaviest para power lift by a female in the -79 kg category with 144 kg (December 2021)

4. Chukwuebuka Ezugha and Victor Richard Kipo – The most consecutive football passes with the soles (team of two). (December 2021)

5. Folashade Oluwafemiayo – The heaviest power lift by a female in the -86 kg category with 152.5 kg (December 2021)

6. Chinonso Eche – The most football headers in a prone position in one minute, which is 23. (October 2021)

7. Vincent Okezie – The most consecutive backward handsprings with a football (soccer ball) between the legs. (March 2022)

8. Haruna Abdulazeez – The most American football touches with the feet in one minute (October 2020)

9. Peter Aho – Record for six wickets for five runs in 3.4 overs against Sierra Leone. (October 2021)

10. Bayo Omoboriowo – The largest photo book, which was measured at 60.84 m² (654 ft² 87 in²). (September 2021)

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