The now famous Nigerian chef, Hilda Bassey
is the founder of the culinary service and premium restaurant “myfoodbyhilda“.
the young multi talented caterer, host, and content creator
“Hilda baci” full name “Hilda Effiong Bassey”
hails from Akwa Ibom state, Nigeria
and has catering roots, as her mother
Mrs Lynda Ndukwe, is the founder and CEO of Calabar pot.
a Resturant and catering service in lagos, Nigeria.
what did Hilda do and why is her name on so many lips?
here’s everything we know about Hilda Baci and her record breaking feat
The 26 year old “foodprenuer” was born on the 20th of September 1996.
and is a graduate of sociology from Madonna university
in anambara state, Nigeria.
Hilda’s true passion however, is cooking.
inspired by her mother’s culinary technniques
Hilda took her cooking on air
with a segment on Rave TV’s breakfast show titled “in my kitchen”.
She was also the host of “Dine on A Budget” on Pop Central TV.
Hilda has recieved accolades for her efforts in cooking and acting
in 2021 she was crowned the winner of the JollofFaceoff.
she also starred in the movie “Dream chaser”
that was nominated for Best Movie at the African Magic Viewers Choice Awards(AMVCA).
Hilda also has a history of humanitarian efforts
During the Covid-19 pandemic, she provided over 3,000 meals to less privileged communities
She has also trained over 2,500 students in the culinary arts
giving prizes and incentives to the best-performing students.
on the 11th of may 2023
Hilda embarked on a 4-day cooking Marthon
to end on the 15th of may.
the challenge was an attempt to break the guiness world record
for longest solo cooking marathon
which was previously set by indian chef Lata Tandon
at 87 hours 45 minutes.
on Monday afternoon the 15th of may
hilda broke the record after she had spent 88 hours cooking non-stop
The most intriguing part of hilda’s record breaking story
is the immense support she has recived so far.
Fans, well wishers, celebrities, entertainers, and politicans.
namely the governor of Lagos state, Babjide sanwo-olu
president Muhammadu Buhari and the president elect
Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Celebrities like Tiwa savage, Spyro, Banky-W and others
visited the venue physically to show their support.
other stars like Wizkid and Burna boy showed support online
for this truly astonishing feat,
after surpassing the record, she went on to set and extended record
of 100 hours and some minutes, for the longest solo cooking Marathon ever.
However, The Guinness world record will need to
review all the evidence before officially confirming the record.
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