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Nigerians hopped on Guinness World Record trend because of me – Hilda Baci

Guinness World Record holder, Hilda Effiong Bassey, popularly known as Chef Hilda Baci is definitely proud of how she has set a record-breaking trend for Nigerians.

Recall that Baci embarked on a four-day cooking marathon which was concluded at the 100th hour and she was subsequently confirmed by Guinness World Records at a record time of 93 hours and 11 minutes.

However, it appeared the support Hilda received inspired a lot of Nigerians to attempt to break several records, including the one Hilda just broke.

A number of Nigerian chefs have embarked on cooking marathons in a bid to beat Hilda’s record time of 93 hours and 11 minutes.

Speaking about how she feel on these attempts in a recent interview with CNN, she described herself as a “trailblazer”, stating that the reason people started to jump on the trend was because of how successful her cook-a-thon turned out.

The 26-year-old chef added that she did not only inspire Nigerians attempting to break Guinness records but also motivated those in other sectors.

Hilda Baci said; “I feel I started a trend or like I am pretty much a trailblazer because only a trailblazer will start something and other people will want to do it.

“It is because it was successful. It was properly done. And just seeing how good it is, people are now inspired to say, I wanna try this as well. It just means that I’ve inspired something.

“On social media and in the news, everyone is just seeing people that are trying to break Guinness Records. Other people are trying to break barriers in their lives and businesses as well. So, I think I have inspired a lot of people to push through their own limitations.”

Meanwhile, in June 2023, Guinness World Records confirmed Hilda Baci as the new record holder for longest cooking marathon by an individual, surpassing the previous record held by Indian chef Lata Tondon, who cooked for 87 hours and 45 minutes.

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