Hilda Baci is not just a Nigerian chef. She is a record-breaker, a culture ambassador, and a role model for millions of people. She has achieved what no one else has done before: cooking for about 100 hours straight. She has smashed the Guinness World Record for the longest cook-a-thon by an individual, beating the previous record of 87 hours and 45 minutes by more than 12 hours.
But Hilda Baci did not cook for fame or glory. She cooked for love and passion. She cooked to celebrate and share the amazing diversity and richness of Nigerian cuisine. She cooked to showcase the beauty and potential of Nigeria as a tourist destination. She cooked to empower and inspire young girls and women to follow their dreams and passions.
Hilda Baci, also known as the Nigerian Jollof Queen, cooked over 300 dishes during her epic cook-a-thon, ranging from traditional Nigerian delicacies such as jollof rice, egusi soup, pounded yam, suya, akara, moi moi, pepper soup, plantain porridge, and many more, to international favorites such as pizza, pasta, burgers, sushi, and pancakes. She used locally sourced ingredients and spices to create her delicious and nutritious meals.
Hilda Baci’s cook-a-thon was a global sensation that attracted a lot of attention and support from Nigerians and people around the world. She received messages of encouragement and congratulations from celebrities, politicians, media personalities, and ordinary citizens. Some of the notable figures who praised her achievement include President Muhammadu Buhari, President-Elect Bola Tinubu, Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, former record holder Lata Tondon, singer Tiwa Savage, comedian Basketmouth, actress Genevieve Nnaji, and blogger Linda Ikeji.
Hilda Baci’s cook-a-thon is now awaiting the final approval from the Guinness World Records officials who will check all the proofs and announce if she is the new record holder. Hilda Baci said she is positive that she has followed all the rules and standards for the record and expects to get the official confirmation soon.
Hilda Baci is an extraordinary chef who has displayed amazing endurance, innovation, and love for cooking. She has done Nigeria proud by breaking a new world record and displaying the country’s culinary diversity. She has also motivated millions of people with her resolve and bravery to chase her dream. Hilda Baci is a genuine Nigerian hero who deserves all the praise and applause for her incredible achievement.