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Nigeria’s Hilda Baci Breaks Guinness World Record for Longest Cooking Marathon


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Nigerian chef, Hilda Effiong Bassey, popularly known as Hilda Baci, has officially surpassed the current Guinness World Record for the longest cooking marathon by an individual.

With her determination and passion for culinary excellence, Baci cooked for an astounding 87 hours and 45 minutes, breaking the previous record set by India’s Lata Tondon in 2019. However, she is not stopping there—Baci has set her sights on reaching an impressive 96 hours of continuous cooking, and she plans to keep going until 4 pm today.

Nigeria’s Hilda Baci Breaks Guinness World Record for Longest Cooking Marathon

Baci, who gained recognition after winning the inaugural ‘Jollof Faceoff’ competition in August 2021, is no stranger to breaking records. Her skills in the kitchen have captivated audiences and earned her a reputation as an exceptional chef.

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The previous record holder, Lata Tondon, achieved the world’s longest cooking marathon by cooking for 87 hours, 45 minutes, and 00 seconds in Rewa, India. Now, Baci is poised to surpass that milestone with her ambitious four-day cooking marathon challenge, which began on May 11th at Amore Gardens.

Nigeria’s Hilda Baci Breaks Guinness World Record for Longest Cooking Marathon

Currently, the 27-year-old chef has successfully completed over 80 hours, 45 minutes, surpassing Tondon. As she finally approached the finish line, Baci continues to inspire with her unwavering dedication to her craft and her determination to leave her mark on the culinary world.

The achievement of Hilda Baci not only highlights her remarkable talent but also brings pride to Nigeria and serves as an inspiration to aspiring chefs worldwide.


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