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Guinness World Record: Nigerians Defy Midnight Rain To Support Hilda Baci [Video]

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Guinness World Record: Nigerians Defy Midnight Rain To Support Hilda Baci [See Video]

Hilda Baci is enjoying tremendous support from Nigerians as she attempts to break a Guinness World Record.

Newsone reports that Nigerians in Lagos State, Nigeria’s commercial city, defied the midnight rain on Monday morning, May 15, 2023, to support Nigerian Jollof Queen, Hilda Effiong Bassey popularly known as Hilda Baci, who is attempting a Guinness World Record for the longest cook-a-thon (cooking marathon).

The rain started in the Lekki area of Lagos State where Hilda is currently cooking, around 1:00 am and was still on when filling this report even as Nigerians at The Amore Gardens Lekki event center continued to chant Hilda’s name.

On Sunday, May 14, Nigerians including celebrities like Charles Okocha, turned out en-masse to motivate the Nigerian Jollof Queen. The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and Magaret Peter Obi, the wife of the former governor of Anambra State and Labour Party Presidential candidate, Peter Obi were at the venue to support Miss Bassey.

Guinness World Record: Nigerians Defy Midnight Rain To Support Hilda Baci [Video]

Hilda Baci and Governor Sanwo-Olu.

She also received a call from the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo the same day. Senate President aspirant, Godswill Akpabio, a former governor of Akwa Ibom State where Hilda hails from, has also visited the venue to support the Nigerian chef.

Watch the moment Nigerians defied midnight rain to support Hilda Baci below…


Meanwhile, Newsone Nigeria reports that the Cook-a-thon (Cooking Marathon) is an attempt by Hilda, who has shown her culinary skills on various Television Cook shows and represented Nigeria at the Jollof Faceoff Competition in 2021, emerging as the winner.

Guinness World Record: Nigerians Defy Midnight Rain To Support Hilda Baci [See Video]

This time, the Nigerian foodpreneur aims to break the Guinness World record of 87 hours, 45 minutes, and 00 seconds set by Chef Lata Tondon in Rewa, India, in 2019. The Amore Gardens, Lekki event showcased Hilda’s culinary skills using various local and intercontinental recipes to put Nigeria on the global culinary map.

The four-day cooking marathon, which began on Thursday at 4 p.m., features celebrity visitations, networking, games, and brand activations. The attempt will see Hilda Baci take an hour break in-between every 12 hours of cooking.

The Cook-a-thon is an attempt by the actress and TV producer who has shown her culinary skills on various Television Cook shows and represented Nigeria at the Jollof Faceoff Competition in 2021, emerging as the winner.

Guinness World Record: Nigerians Defy Midnight Rain To Support Hilda Baci [See Video]

Hilda Baci, who targets a 93 hours cooking marathon, has spent at least 80 hours showcasing her culinary skills using various local and intercontinental recipes to put Nigeria on the global culinary map. Hilda Baci Cooking Marathon will end later today.