Who is Hilda Baci?
Hilda Baci is a Nigerian chef, restaurant owner, actress and the current holder of the Guinness World Record for the longest cooking marathon by an individual after cooking for 93 hours and 11 minutes.
Hilda Baci’s real name is Hilda Effiong Bassey. She was born on September 20, 1996, in Akwa Ibom, Nigeria to her mother, Lynda Ndukwe. As of June 2023, Hilda Baci is 26 years old.
About Hilda Baci’s parents
Not much information is currently available about Hilda Baci’s father. However, it is known that her mother, Lynda Ndukwe, is a culinary chef as well. Hilda Baci’s mother is the owner of a restaurant called Calabar Pot which serves different kinds of Nigerian meals and offers both indoor and outdoor catering services.
About Hilda Baci’s siblings
As of the time of publishing this article (June 2023), information about Hilda Baci’s siblings is still scarce and it is not known if she has any blood siblings or not.
Hilda Baci’s Wiki profile
|Full Name||Hilda Effiong Bassey|
|Place of Birth||Akwa Ibom, Nigeria|
|Date of Birth||September 20, 1996|
|Age||26 years old|
|Occupation||Chef, restaurant owner and actress|
|Alma mater||Madonna University|
How Hilda Baci started her career
Hilda Baci’s interest in cooking was inspired by her mother, Lynda Ndukwe. In 2016, she graduated with a degree in Sociology from Madonna University. Upon her graduation, Hilda Baci pursued a career in media and culinary arts. She then went to a culinary school where she trained to perfect her culinary skills.
She previously worked as a host on the Pop Central TV show, “Dine on a Budget.” Hilda Baci is also popular on YouTube where she shares recipes of different Nigerian foods.
In August 2021, she won the maiden edition of the “Jollof Faceoff” competition in Lagos and received a cash reward of $5,000.
As of June 2023, Hilda Baci holds the world record for the longest cooking marathon by an individual.
About Hilda Baci’s marriage and wedding
As of June 2023, Hilda Baci is unmarried and has no husband. She is rumoured to be in a relationship with a man known as Chef Cupid. However, the real status of their relationship is yet to be determined.
List of men Hilda Baci has dated
As of the time of writing, Hilda Baci has not been associated with any other man other than Chef Cupid who is currently rumoured to be her boyfriend.
About Hilda Baci’s relationship with Chef Cupid
In May 2023, a video of Hilda Baci kissing a man identified as Chef Cupid surfaced online. In the clip, Cupid held Hilda by her waist as she cooked. Next, Hilda Baci delivered food to Cupid who then kissed her on the lips. After taking a bite of the food, Cupid kissed Hilda Baci on the forehead. While some argued that Baci and Cupid were in a relationship, others believed that the video was for a commercial. However, the true nature of Hilda Baci’s relationship with Chef Cupid is currently unknown.
About Hilda Baci’s Guinness World Record in cooking
In March 2023, Hilda Baci announced that she would be attempting to break the record for the longest cooking marathon. The record was previously held by Indian chef, Lata Tondon who cooked for 87 hours and 45 minutes in 2019. Hilda Baci started her cooking marathon on 11th May 2023. Baci was originally set to cook for 96 hours but she later extended it to a hundred.
During her cook-a-thon, Hilda Baci received tremendous support from Nigerians. She cooked for four days, preparing over 200 meals served to over 4,000 people. On Tuesday, June 13, 2023, Guinness World Record officially acknowledged Baci’s efforts, naming her the new world record holder for the longest cooking marathon by an individual.
However, Guinness World Records reduced Hilda Baci’s cooking time from 100 to 93 hours and 11 minutes (short of about 7 hours) due to miscalculations made by Baci during her breaks.
Who is Ekiti chef, Chef Dammy?
Chef Dammy is a Nigerian chef who also attempted to break Hilda Baci’s record. Based in Ekiti state, Nigeria, Chef Dammy aimed to cook for 120 hours to surpass Hilda Baci’s record. Chef Dammy was heavily criticized by Nigerians for the ill timing of her world record attempt and lack of preparation.
Several Nigerian social media users including celebrities like Ruth Kadiri and popular content creator, Layi Wasabi called her out for attempting to break Baci’s record even before she was announced as the official record holder. Interestingly, a few Nigerians including social media comedian Maraji supported Chef Dammy and applauded her for making the attempt.
About Hilda Baci’s kids
As of the time of publishing this article, Hilda Baci does not have any children. She has not expressed any interest in having them either.
Hilda Baci’s net worth
Hilda Baci’s estimated net worth is currently unknown. However, she makes a sizeable income from her YouTube channel and her career as a chef and an aspiring actress. Also, Hilda Baci’s net worth is expected to shoot up following her new Guinness World Record title.