27-year-old Nigerian chef, Hilda Effiong Bassey, better known as Hilda Baci, has broken the record for the longest cooking time by an individual.
Hilda Baci, a renowned restaurateur and food blogger, has cooked continuously for an astounding 88 hours, surpassing the previous record of 87 hours and 45 minutes set by an Indian chef.
This incredible feat was accomplished on Monday morning, May 15, 2023, when Hilda reached the 88-hour mark, surpassing the achievement of Lata Tondon, the Indian chef who set the record in 2019.
Hilda Baci commenced her remarkable cooking marathon on Thursday at precisely 4 PM, as she turned on her cooker at Amore Gardens in Lekki, Lagos State.
Her achievement has garnered widespread attention and celebration across the country, with Nigerians applauding her dedication, culinary skills, and unwavering determination.
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Hilda Baci has broken the current record! pic.twitter.com/nARtUfHWBt
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Meanwhile, Hilda Baci, apparently underwent a rigorous physical and mental preparation to be fit to cook for hours.
A throwback video of Hilda showing off her remarkable transformation through her weight loss journey has surfaced on the internet.
Hilda, who has demonstrated an admirable level of strength and resilience since she started the 4-day cooking marathon on Friday, revealed that she used to weigh 110kg but has successfully reached a current weight of 81kg.
She also blamed her unhealthy eating habit for her excessive weigh gain and said she has be cautious to maintain her current weight.
“Some of you that just followed me don’t know this but used to be me at a point, I was weighing 110 kg and this is me today at 81 kg. It took me two years to get here; losing weight and getting my desired body wasn’t easy. It took a lot of steps, and now that I have lost weight I have to maintain it so I don’t go back to where I was coming from,” she said.
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