Hilda Baci’s Guinness World Records tweet becomes the most-viewed tweet in the account’s history


Nigerian chef, Hilda Effiong Bassey, popularly known as Hilda Baci keeps breaking records and making new ones and the latest is her latest Twitter record on the Guinness World Record account.

The Guinness World Record confirming Baci with the record for the longest cooking marathon by an individual has broken a new record on Twitter.

The video tweet, posted on the Guinness World Records’ Twitter page, has currently amassed over 25 million views, becoming the most-viewed tweet in the account’s history.

Hilda’s record was announced by the Guinness World Record Team in a video tweet on Tuesday, June 13, 2023, surpassing the previous record held by Indian chef Lata Tondon.

“After reviewing all the footage, we’re delighted to announce that Hilda Baci is the new record holder for the longest cooking marathon (individual) ???? Watch the video to find out the official time we’ve awarded Hilda and read the full explanation below ????,” the official account posted.

Baci, 26, a restauranteur based in Lagos cooked for an impressive duration, surpassing the previous record of 87 hours and 50 minutes.

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Guinness World Records took to Twitter to announce the news, stating, “Yeah, so this is our best-performing tweet of all time with nearly 25 million news feeds reached.”

The tweet garnered immense attention and engagement, capturing the fascination of people worldwide.


Hilda also broke another record with the official GWR website with her ‘cook-a-thon  being so popular that their website crashed for two days due to the immense volume of traffic they received from her legion of loyal fans.”

Hilda’s record attempt took the world of social media by storm, with millions in Nigeria and beyond following her progress via an Instagram live stream.

Motivated by her desire to showcase the richness of Nigerian culinary traditions, Hilda embarked on this extraordinary journey with a mission in mind. “I wanted to put Nigerian cuisine on the map,” she shared, radiating determination. “I also decided to break this record to truly push my limits and test my abilities.”

The award-winning chef in an exclusive interview with TV3, revealed that she faced several challenges during her extraordinary journey to the cooking feat that lasted for 100 hours.

According to Hilda who spoke to AJ Sarpong, the stress associated with the marathon pushed her to experience her menstrual cycle and cramps earlier than anticipated.

Due to this, she had to take showers during her breaks to change and maintain personal hygiene.

As she, further explained, being on her period reduced the time she had for rest, complicating an already strenuous endeavour.

“I was on my period the entire time and I think that sort of made it extra hard. What that meant was it took away from the time I had to rest,” she told 3 Entertainment Correspondent AJ Sarpong.


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