Hilda Baci, a talented Nigerian chef, has achieved a remarkable feat by surpassing the current Guinness World Record for the longest cooking marathon by an individual.
Lata Tondon’s record of 87 hours and 45 minutes, set in India in 2019, has been overtaken by Hilda, who accomplished this incredible feat at 7:46 am on Monday, May 15, 2023, with a final time of 87 hours and 48 minutes.
Hilda embarked on this extraordinary culinary journey at 4 pm on Thursday, May 11, and remains determined to continue cooking until 4 pm today, aiming to reach a new goal of 96 hours.
While the momentum initially started slowly on Thursday, Hilda has now become a viral sensation, receiving an overwhelming wave of support from Nigerians nationwide.
The online community has expressed their well wishes, and notable figures such as politicians and celebrities have personally called or visited her at the Amore Gardens location, where she has been tirelessly cooking.
In addition to the support from individuals, various brands, including Vesti and Zaron Cosmetics, have extended their encouragement to Hilda, demonstrating the widespread admiration for her extraordinary achievement.
A live video documenting Hilda’s culinary marathon has captured the enthusiastic reactions of people, who loudly expressed their pride and support for her outstanding determination.
It is noteworthy that over the past four days, Hilda’s cooking hackathon has served as a unifying force, bringing together Nigerians from all walks of life as they congregate at her cooking station.
The Guinness Book of Records is a reference book that contains human and natural world records.