On the 11th of May, 2023 at exactly 4pm, Hilda Baci embarked on a journey of determination and resilience, the timer started counting the moment Hilda Baci turned on the cooker.
Her attempt was broadcasted live on Youtube, and Instagram live.
On the first day of the Cookathon, Hilda prepared various local recipes including Party Jollof, Coconut rice, Native Rice, Peppered Fish, Turkey Stew, and more. During this she was allowed take an hour break in between every 12 hours of cooking.
Baci’s attempt to break the Guinness World Record has been nothing but awe-inspiring to Nigerians and women around the world as this attempt has had an influx of Nigerians at the venue of the cook-a-thon to see her break this record and thousands more, following live events closely via social media.
“Growing up as a child I have always wanted to in the Guinness Book of Records and I’m excited to be inspiring so many around the world and we would achieve this together.”
At 88 hours, she broke the record previously held by Indian chef, Lata London and continued till the 96th hour on Monday 15th May, by 4 pm. After 96 hours of cooking, Hilda decided to set a clean record by extending her time till the 100th hour.
As women have always shown, we can do whatever we set our minds to achieve.