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.
Hilda broke the longest cooking marathon record by an individual after over 87 hours and 50 minutes of cooking.
The Nigerian chef’s gas will keep burning till 4pm on Monday as she aims to set a new record of 96 hours for the longest cooking marathon.
Lata Tondon, an Indian chef who achieved the feat in 2019 with 87 hours 45 minutes record uninterrupted cooking.
Earlier, Tandon had taken to her official Instagram page to send Baci best wishes.
She expressed her support and anticipation of seeing Hilda on the official site of the Guinness Book of World Records soon.
She wrote, “All the best Hilda👍 Hope to see you on Official Site of Guinness Book Of World Record Soon!!”
The restaurateur began the competition on Thursday after she turned on her cooker at 4pm and surpassed the current world record holder on Monday morning.
Baci’s cooking marathon is currently ongoing at Amore Gardens in Lekki, Lagos State.
In her ongoing record-breaking attempt, Nigerians, including several celebrities defied the rain to physically cheer up the visibly tired chef.