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Hilda Baci breaks Guinness world record for longest cooking time

 Hilda Baci breaks Guinness world record for longest cooking time

Hilda Buci, also known as Hilda Bassey Effiong, a Nigerian chef, has broken the Guinness World Record for the longest cooking hours previously held by Indian chef Lata Tondon.

The record was broken on Monday morning at 7:45 am, after Tondon had cooked for 87 hours, 45 minutes, and 00 seconds. Hilda has now cooked for 88 hours and 19 minutes, and she aims to cook for 96 hours, with completion expected at 5 pm on Monday. The chef has received massive support, particularly from Nigerians, celebrities, and politicians.

Notably, Nollywood actor Charles Okocha, actress Kate Henshaw, singer Tiwa Savage, and media personality Enioluwa, among others, appeared at the event. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu also visited the venue on Sunday to cheer up Baci.

Hilda has previously participated in the maiden edition of the Jollof Face-off Competition in 2021, where she made Nigeria proud by winning the competition and receiving a grand prize of $5000.

The remarkable dedication and talent displayed by Hilda Buci in her cooking endeavors have garnered widespread admiration. As she continues her quest to reach the impressive milestone of 96 hours of continuous cooking, her determination has captivated the hearts of not only her fellow Nigerians but also individuals from various walks of life.


The support for Hilda has been overwhelming, with Nigerians rallying behind her, proud to witness one of their own achieving such an extraordinary feat. Celebrities, politicians, and notable figures from the entertainment industry have shown their solidarity by attending the event.

The presence of Nollywood actor Charles Okocha, renowned actress Kate Henshaw, and sensational singer Tiwa Savage has added an extra layer of excitement and encouragement to the atmosphere. Alongside them, media personality Enioluwa and many others have joined the crowd, fueling Hilda’s determination with their presence.


Furthermore, the notable visit of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to the venue on Sunday served as a significant morale boost for Hilda. His words of encouragement and support resonated throughout the cooking space, motivating her to push forward with unwavering resolve.

The governor’s visit not only highlighted the impact of Hilda’s achievement but also showcased the unity and pride of the Nigerian community.


Hilda’s incredible journey in the culinary world did not start with the Guinness World Record attempt. She had previously showcased her skills in the inaugural edition of the Jollof Face-off Competition in 2021.

With her exceptional culinary prowess, Hilda emerged victorious, bringing glory to Nigeria and securing the coveted grand prize of $5000. This achievement further cemented her reputation as a formidable chef, paving the way for her current pursuit of a new record-breaking milestone.


As the clock ticks closer to the anticipated completion time of 5 pm on Monday, an air of anticipation fills the venue. The captivating aroma of Hilda’s creations lingers, tantalizing the senses of all present. With each passing hour, her dedication and endurance continue to inspire those around her.


The world watches with bated breath as Hilda Buci fearlessly carves her name into the annals of culinary history. Her unwavering spirit and unyielding passion serve as a testament to the power of perseverance and the pursuit of excellence.

And as the final hours approach, it becomes clear that Hilda’s remarkable achievement extends beyond the breaking of records—it embodies the spirit of unity, pride, and the indomitable human spirit.



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My name is Ernest Arthur, a writer for MyNewsAfrica under the stage name Ernest East. I was born and raised in Dunkwa-On-Offin, a small town in the central Region of Ghana. As a journalist, I hold myself to high standards of accuracy, fairness, and integrity in my reporting. I'm committed to upholding the principles of journalism and to bringing transparency and truth to the news. Today, I stand tall as one of Ghana's most respected journalists, and I'm proud to have contributed to the growth and development of the country's media landscape. I'm excited about the future and can't wait to continue sharing stories and making a difference through my work. Email: Watsap:+233553678245