Hilda Bassey Effiong, 27, known as "Hilda Baci" on social media in Nigeria, broke a world record by cooking for 100 hours in a cooking marathon that started in Lagos on Thursday, May 11.
Hilda Baci, who cooked dozens of Nigerian dishes from soup to stew and Jollof rice, one of West Africa's most famous dishes, said she was on a mission to highlight Nigerian cuisine, Ihlas News Agency reported.
"The more recipes spread, the more people will be willing to try them," Baci said.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, in a post on his social media account after Hilda Baci broke the record on Monday, stated that it was a great day for Nigeria and said, "Hilda's desire, ambition and resilience have brought great attention to Nigerian food."
A statement from Guinness World Records said, "We are aware of the record attempt. We look forward to receiving the evidence for our Records Management Team to review before we can officially confirm it."
The last world record belongs to Indian chef Lata Tondon. In 2019, Tondon broke the Guinness World Record by cooking for 87 hours and 45 minutes.
Source: Ihlas News Agency