The pretty Chef Baci who is an entrepreneur, a talk show host, TV presenter, actor, and founder of “My Food by Hilda” now holds a 100 hours whooping world record for the longest cooking marathon as against the previous holder’s 87 hours 45 minutes originally slated the event for the 28th of April to last through to the 1st of May
After she had announced the event on her Instagram handle, the event was rescheduled so as to be able to accommodate individuals who showed interest in attendance. The venue was also changed to A More Garden to accommodate the invited guests. It was really envisaged, and rightly so by the evidence, Nigerians turn out in numbers to gear Hilda on.
Several personalities also graced the Amore Garden, politicians and celebrities alike the venue that hosted the event played host to a host of societal persons. Chief amongst them is the Wife of the Labour Party Presidential candidate; Peter Obi.
Other politicians who were there to show support for Ákwá Ibom Chef are former Akwa Ibom State Governor, Governor God’s will Akpabio, and the Lagos State Governor, Babájídé Sanwo-Olu, the chief host also strolled in to offer his support to Hilda Baci. Several celebrities littered the place in what can be deceived as a pour of overwhelming organic support. Celebrities in their role call are Dremo, IK Osakioduwa, Tẹ́nì, Kaffydance (a Guinness World Records holder herself), Skiibii, Charles Okocha Mr. Phenomena, Pastor Bolaji, Idowu.
Old records are meant to be broken, while new ones are made. It was in this light, a 27-year-old Efik lady made history. Hilda Baci as she is fondly called undo the old Guinness World Record when she set her personal record with a 12 hours 15 minutes difference. The 87 hours and 45 old record is held by Lata Tondon the chef from an area called Rewa in India.
Hilda Baci, a beautiful 27-year-old Akwa Ibom born 20th of September, 1996 in Akwa Ibom. She completed her early education where she was raised by her parents Mr and Mrs Effiong Bassey. Hilda Bassey attended Madonna University Okija, where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in Sociology. Her mother, Mrs Lynda Effiong Bassey nee Ndukwe is mentioned to be her inspiration. “Years ago, I told my brother that I will break the current record.” her obsession with the Guinness World Record, Baci’s vow to her brother, and the savory signature of her mother is in the details.
Pastor Bolaji Idowu is the Lead Pastor of Harvesters International Christian Center, in Lagos. Spyro, Darejustified, Elonzonam, Liquorose, and Sydney Talker, were very much at the Amore Gardens on the Island, drumming supports for Baci. Borna Boy in a tweet via his official Twitter account threw his weight behind the record holder as he tweeted “Go Hilda. We are for you to break that record. And I trust say the food go sweet die.” Wizkid made his support known through a love ♥ emoji during one of the lives before she broke the record.
The presidential aspirants of the All Progressives Party and the Labour Party who could not attend in person joined in on live, and via tweet to throw their weight behind Chef Hilda. Mr. Peter Obi wrote in a tweet; “the efforts being made by Hilda Effiong Bassey (Hilda Bassey) to beat the current Guinness World Record for cooking marathon shows the true Nigerian spirit of hard work and resilience.”
Baci exemplifies and mirrors the average Nigerian youth with a dodged fighting spirit, veracious in goal-getting, and target oriented.
From nothing as a young lady, Hilda Baci relocated to Lagos in pursuit of her dream. She went mining, tilting and digging, shoring herself in preparation towards just one goal, breaking and setting a record for marathon cooking. Here she is, “Cook-a-thon”, the baby conceived many years ago is birth today.
Hilda’s success at breaking the cooking marathon couldn’t have been without Nigerians who dared the sun and rain to support her. It mirrors the unity and love that the people shared devoid of religion, ethnicity, or political ideology. Nigerians are true and true wonderful faithful people. When they commit to a course, they stay the tide till the end. Without deliberate polarization, Nigerians are good, great people. There’s so much love and unity that can bring when it is shared beyond borders.
Reported By Oluwafemi