Nigerian chef Hilda Effiong Bassey cooked for 100 hours non-stop to set a new world record.
The goal of the chef, known on social media as Hilda Baci, was beat the existing Guinness World Record of Lata Tondon (India) with a time of 87 hours and 45 minutes.
Baci, 27 years old cooked for more than four days in a rowfrom last Thursday, to Monday of this week. The challenge took place in a kitchen located in a shopping center in Lagos, Nigeria.
The chef worked on 55 different recipes, preparing 100 meals of different Nigerian dishes, such as soups, rice, akara and Jollof rice, one of West Africa’s most iconic dishes.
Our records team is looking forward to reviewing the evidence from Hilda’s epic cooking marathon.https://t.co/fzRlNpqU8e
— Guinness World Records (@GWR) May 16, 2023
Baci was accompanied by Thousands of people gathered at the venue to support her. and that they even sang a few minutes after he stopped singing. She responded by being lively, cooking, dancing, and greeting people.
According to the BBC, the Nigerian chef initially planned to cook for 96 hours, but people encouraged her to go to 100 hours.
Guinness World Records announced that officials from its records team will review the evidence. and they hope to be able to verify Hilda’s efforts as a new record very soon.
A Guinness World Records spokesperson said: “We are aware of the record attempt and look forward to receiving the evidence for our record management team to review, before we can confirm the record is official.”
The Nigerian challenge was a task of resistance. To meet Guinness World Records requirements, only allowed him a five-minute break every hour, or could take an hour break after working non-stop for 12 hours for bathing, medical check-ups and rest.
Once Baci surpassed the record, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari congratulated her via Twitter. “I share the immense joy of all Nigerians when Hilda Bassey Effiong (Hilda Baci) makes history by breaking the world record for the longest cooking marathon,” the president shared.
“A great day for Nigeria. We are all very proud of what she has personally accomplished and of placing Nigeria in the global spotlight,” Buhari added.
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