- Hilda Baci is hours shy away from putting her name in the Guinness Book of Records for longest cooking by a person
- Among numerous Nigerians who have drummed support for the 27-year-old chef is Lagos governor, Babajide Sanwolu
- A video shows the governor at the event cheering her on and even going ahead to eat from some of the food made
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Baci, a Lagos-based restauranteur, has taken on the challenge to break the world record which requires her to cook for about 96 hours with a one-hour break every 12 hours.
Sanwolu showed up to join others in cheering the chef on as she carried out the daring task which appears to already be taking its toll on her.
"This girl is blown": Governor Sanwo-Olu eats sumptuous meal at Hilda Baci's cooking location, hails chef in video
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Social media users react
"I love the support she’s getting. Nigerians are amazing people."
"Atleast even after winning, he still came out ...Make we appreciate person way do something good."
"I have been expecting him since yesterday"
"Make we forget, Nigerians dey very supportive me sef dey go there like this."
"One thing about my country people they can be mad people o but they’ll surely support one of their own."
"One Werey say “If na election period him for help her wash plate”
"I am Ghanaian seeing all the support Nigerians are giving this lady is soo heart warming indeed Nigerians support their own irrespective of tribes ,,,, congratulations."
"She's taking a risk": Hilda Baci rushes out of kitchen after getting 30 minutes break from cooking, vows to break record
"What a time to be Nigerian."
"She deserves all the love and support."
"I love how Nigerians support eachother sha, it’s beautiful tbh."
Hilda Baci: The journey so far in breaking Guiness record
The much-anticipated cookathon began at exactly 4:pm on Thursday, May 11, 2023, when the multi-talented actress turned on the cooker and the event, which is expected to end on Monday, May 15, is being streamed live on multiple social media channels.
Baci has, so far, served 2,795 people, 64 hours into the cook-a-thon, marking a significant milestone in her journey to break the Guinness World Record.
As at the time of this report, she has been cooking for over 68 hours.
"IDAN doesn't break": Tinubu backs Hilda Baci set to break Guinness World record for ‘longest cooking time’
President-elect Bola Tinubu has encouraged Nigerian chef Hilda Baci as she attempts to break the Guinness World Record for the longest cooking time.
Encouraging Hilda, Tinubu joined her Instagram live video on Sunday, May 14, and commented:
"IDAN doesn't break, she breaks records. We're rooting for you, Hilda."