American rap icon, Ludacris, has joined a constellation of stars in congratulating Nigerian chef, Hilda Effiong Bassey, popularly known as Hilda Baci, on her incredible achievement in the culinary world. The 27-year-old chef has etched her name into the annals of the Guinness Book of World Records for the ‘longest cooking marathon by an individual’.
On Monday, May 15, 2023, Baci undertook a phenomenal culinary marathon that lasted an unprecedented 100 hours, effortlessly eclipsing the former record of 87 hours and 45 minutes held by Indian chef Lata Tondon. As her achievement reverberated around the globe, stars from various spheres came forward to laud her feat, the most recent being Ludacris.
In a tweet posted by the rapper, he applauded the record-breaking chef saying, “Congratulations to #HildaEffiongBassey the 27-year-old chef from Nigeria who just made it into the Guinness Book of World Records for the ‘longest cooking marathon by an individual’.”
This recognition by Ludacris, a Grammy award-winning rapper and actor, underscores the universal appeal and significance of Baci’s accomplishment. It is, however, noteworthy that the Guinness World Records Organisation (GWR) has stated they need to perform a comprehensive review of all submitted evidence before officially confirming the new record.
Ludacris, who has recently been engaging with the Nigerian entertainment scene, has been showing his support for local talents. This includes collaborations with Nigerian artists like Blaqbonez and Joeboy, indicating a strengthening bond with the African music industry. On May 18, 2023, the rapper was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, reflecting his significant contributions to the entertainment industry.
As the culinary world continues to buzz with Baci’s remarkable achievement, the Nigerian chef’s milestone serves as an inspirational testament to the boundless potential of human endurance and dedication.