Hilda Baci, a renowned Nigerian chef also known as Hilda Effiong Bassey, has exceeded the record set by the current holder of the Guinness World Record.
She has accomplished an incredible 87 hours and 50 minutes of cooking, positioning herself to potentially break the “longest cooking marathon by an individual” Guinness World Record.
The restaurateur began the competition on Thursday after she turned on her cooker at 4pm and surpassed the current world record holder on Monday morning.
If certified by the Guinness World Record, she will be displacing the current world record holder, Lata Tondon, an Indian chef who achieved the feat in 2019 with 87 hours 45 minutes record uninterrupted cooking.
Baci’s cooking marathon is currently ongoing at Amore Gardens in Lekki, Lagos State.
In her ongoing record-breaking attempt, Nigerians, including several celebrities defied the rain to physically cheer up the visibly tired chef.
Baci hit the four-day mark on Monday morning.
The chef won the maiden edition of the Jollof Face-off Competition in 2021, pocketing a grand prize of $5000.