Hilda Effiong Bassey, popularly known as Hilda Baci, has made history by breaking the Guinness World Record for the longest cooking marathon by an individual. 

The record was officially certified by Guinness World Record after Hilda cooked non-stop for an astonishing 100 hours, surpassing the previous record of 87 hours and 45 minutes held by India’s Lata Tondon.

Guinness World Record took to Twitter to announce Hilda’s achievement, stating, “After reviewing all the footage, we’re delighted to announce that Hilda Baci is the new record holder for the longest cooking marathon (individual). Watch the video to find out the official time we’ve awarded Hilda and read the full explanation below.”

Hilda Baci, a Nigerian chef and entrepreneur, has been garnering global admiration and applause for her remarkable feat. Her journey to this milestone is filled with noteworthy accomplishments:

Educational Background

Hilda graduated with a degree in Sociology from Madonna University, Okija.

Culinary Entrepreneur

At the age of 27, Hilda co-founded ‘My Food by Hilda,’ a renowned food brand in Lagos, alongside her brother during their time in school.

Inspired by her Mother

Hilda’s culinary passion was kindled by her mother’s techniques, motivating her to pursue a career as a chef.

Rising Star

Hilda showcased her talent in the entertainment industry as a supporting lead character in the movie “Dream Chaser,” directed by students of the MultiChoice Talent Factory. The film received a nomination for Best Movie at the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA).

Empowering Talents

Hilda co-hosted the reality music project “MTN Y’ello Star” in 2020, aimed at building the capacities of young Nigerian talents and granting them international recognition.

Champion of Jollof

Representing Nigeria in the Jollof Faceoff Competition in 2021, Hilda emerged victorious, further fueling her entrepreneurial vision.

Humanitarian Spirit

Hilda is a passionate humanitarian who believes that everyone deserves to enjoy well-prepared meals.

Hilda Bacci’s certification by Guinness World Records is a testament to her exceptional skills, unwavering dedication, and pursuit of culinary excellence. Her achievements serve as an inspiration to aspiring chefs and entrepreneurs worldwide.

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