By: AMAWU Cletus Albert Amawu.
Nigerian Chef, Hilda Bassey Effiong, popularly known as Hilda Buci has broken the Guinness World Record for longest cooking hours. Hilda broke the record which was previously held by Indian chef, Lata Tondon on Monday morning at 7:45 am. Tondon had made meals for 87 hours, 45 minutes and 00 seconds
Hilda Effiong Bassey, the Nigerian chef, who is now popularly known as Hilda Baci, has made history. She has broken the Guinness World Record for the “longest cooking marathon by an individual”. The chef, on Monday morning, smashed the 87 hours 45 minutes record set by the current Guinness World Record holder, Lata Tondon.
Hilda launched into the competition on Thursday at exactly 4pm when she put on her cooker. Hilda carries on despite having broken the record as she aims to cook for 96 hours, setting a new world record as the first human on earth to spend such an amount of time cooking.
The restaurant has continued to receive a wave of support from government officials, celebrities, clerics, and other well-meaning Nigerians. This is even as Nigerians stood by her despite a heavy downpour in the wee hours of Monday morning. Earlier, Chef Tondon who previously held the record for the ‘longest cooking time’ had sent her congratulatory wishes to Hilda.