VIDEO | New Guinness record: She cooked for more than 100 hours without a break
Nigerian Chef Hilda Effiong Bassey became a national sensation after cooking non-stop for 100 hours in an attempt to set a new world record, he reported CNN.
The cook, known on social networks as Hilda Bachi (Hilda Baci), started cooking on Thursday and continued until Monday, creating more than 55 recipes and over 100 meals designed to showcase the best of Nigerian cuisine in the marathon cooking session.
The World Records Board of Guinness He is yet to confirm if all their criteria are met and if Basi will stand up new record holder.
The previous record to be broken, 87 hours and 45 minutes, was set in 2019 by Indian chef Lata Tondon, who posted a message of support for Bassey during her attempt.
Bassey told CNN that she was motivated to attempt the record because she wanted to promote Nigerian food.
"Nigerian cuisine is the best," she said. "The more recipes are promoted, the more people will be willing to try them. Nigerian food is food you feel comfortable with,” she added.
Despite the lack of sleep during her cookout in Lagos, Bassey remained in high spirits, dancing and waving to her fans, who turned out in droves to support her.
One man, Uduak Obong, told CNN that he traveled by bus hundreds of kilometers overnight to arrive in Lagos to support Bassi.
"I drove 12 hours to be here and support my sister, my friend. She is simply amazing," he said.
Enyioluwa Adeoluwa, a media personality, told CNN: “When a Nigerian does something, we all come out to show support… We're super excited. "She does such an amazing job."
Celebrities including Nigerian musician Tiwa Savage and local politicians visited Bassi during the cooking challenge.
Bassey told CNN that she almost gave up on the first day, but after beating her previous record, she decided to aim for 100 hours.
"The first day was the hardest. I was ready to give up after 6 hours. I feel like a miracle happened and somehow I made it this far. "The support was incredible," Bassi said.