Nigerian chef cooks for 100 hours in world record attempt

media as "Mama Put," began her cooking marathon on Monday in the city of Lagos. Nigerian chef Hilda Effiong Bassey has become a national sensation after cooking nonstop for 100 hours, in an attempt to set a world record.

Nigerian chef cooks for 100 hours in world record attempt


Stephanie Busari


Hilda Effiong Bassey, a Nigerian chef who was attempting to break a world record by cooking for 100 continuous hours in an effort to achieve a new national sensation.

In a marathon cooking session, the chef, also known as Hilda Baci on social media, began cooking on Thursday, and continued through Monday, creating over 55 recipes and more than 100 meals to highlight the best of Nigerian food.

Bassey's record will not be confirmed until the Guinness World Record committee confirms that all of their criteria has been met.

Indian chef Lata Todon set the record in 2019, posting a message to support Bassey before her attempt.

Bassey said to CNN that her motivation to break the record was to promote Nigerian cuisine.

She said that Nigerian cuisine was the best. The more recipes that are shared, the more people who will want to try them. She added that Nigerian food was a comfort food.

Bassey was in good spirits despite the fact that she had not slept during her cooking spree. She could be seen dancing and waving to her fans who were out in force to support her.

Uduak Oong told CNN that he traveled hundreds of kilometers by bus in the middle of the night to reach the venue.

I drove 12 hours just to be here and support my friend, my sister. He said, 'She's amazing.'

Eniola Adeoluwa is a media personality who doubled up as the MC of the cookathon. She told CNN that: "When a Nigerian does something, we all show our support...We are super excited." She is doing an incredible job.

Damilola said: 'She is opening the door to Africa's food market, and showing the youth that they can do anything if they dream.

During the challenge, celebrities including Tiwa Savage (musician) and local politicians visited Bassey.

Bassey, who spoke to CNN, said that she almost gave up the first day. But after she beat the previous record, Bassey decided to go for 100 hours.

The first day was the hardest. Six hours into the course, I was about to give up. I feel as if a miracle occurred and I somehow got here. She said that the support she received was incredible.

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