Hilda Baci, a 27-year-old chef, grabbed the Nigerian online world by storm when videos of her four-day ‘cook-a-thon’ at Amore Gardens, Lekki, Lagos State, went viral as she strived to earn a Guinness World Record for longest cooking duration. The event took place at Amore Gardens, Lekki, Lagos State.
The record for the longest amount of time spent cooking is currently held by Lata Tondon, who accomplished the challenge in Rewa, India, in 2019 in a time of 87 hours, 45 minutes, and 00 seconds. Hilda Baci is very close to breaking this record.
As of the time that this report was written, the cook had already logged more than 69 hours of work in the kitchen.
On April 2nd, Hilda posted on Instagram that she was going to make the goal that she had been working toward for the past five years a reality. The start date of the event was originally set for April 28; however, it had to be moved to May 11 at Amore Gardens, which is located in Lekki, Lagos, in order to accommodate the wants and requirements of the additional persons who had registered to be present.
The event’s title sponsor is GB Food, which is also responsible for producing Gino tomato paste, Ginomax, and Bama. Woodscope, Amore Gardens, Vendease, AfriGlobal, Uber, Arla Foods, CWAY, Filmhouse, ORIKI, and PowerOil are some of the other companies that have sponsored this event.
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The attempt by Hilda to break the world record went viral online, garnering the attention of members of the political elite in Nigeria. On Sunday, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the president-elect of Nigeria, responded on her Instagram live video by saying, “IDAN doesn’t break, she breaks records.
As a message of encouragement and support for the cook, “We’re rooting for you, Hilda.” The governor of the state of Lago, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who made an appearance at the location to meet with Baci, was another name on the list of her supporters. On Sunday, he informed his followers of this information via his Twitter page.
The Governor stated, “I showed up to support Chef Hilda Baci in her quest to break the Guinness World Record @GWR for the longest time spent cooking by an individual.” Chef Baci was attempting to break the record for the longest amount of time spent cooking by an individual.
Hilda Baci’s devotion, passion for cooking, and desire to put our rich culture on display to the world by not just showing our food but also the resiliency, determination, energy, and team spirit that have come to be recognized as the spirit of Lagos and indeed Nigeria are quite exceptional. Her ambition to put our beautiful culture on the map is truly remarkable.
“We are proud to have Hilda beginning this journey in our state, and we are excited to see where it takes her.” I will make it a point to stay up-to-date on the developments, and I eagerly anticipate the final declaration.”
Fas congregated in the area around the event to show their support for her.
There is a large gathering of her supporters outside the venue.
Professor Yemi Osinbajo, who is Nigeria’s vice president, called in to express his support for Hilda Baci as well. The video of the event in question was uploaded to Facebook and made publicly available online.
Baci has gained instant superstar status as a result of the widespread support she has received from Nigerians of all walks of life.