I used to be homeless – Hilda Baci reflects on life before fame

Popular Nigerian chef, Hilda Baci, who is on her way to being a Guinness World Record holder, has recounted her past struggles.

She revealed that there was a time she was homeless but many people think her current life of stardom came to her easily.

Hilda opened up during a recent interview with TVC, and noted that she passed through a phase before getting to the point many people now know her.

The 26-year-old culinary expert also talked about using her cook-a-thon as a source of motivation to others so that they can know that it’s possible to achieve anything.

Speaking on her recent rise to fame, the chef said; “A lot of people see this buzz now, and most of them think I dropped from the sky. They don’t know I was homeless at some point. There’s an entire phase and journey that got me here, and I’m not even done.

“This is still part of a journey. I’m still on a path, and I’m still going. It’s not always going to be rosy. It’s not always going to be easy. But we need more examples like this so people can say, ‘Hilda did it, so I can do it as well.”

On Monday, 15th of May, Baci surpassed the Guinness World Record for the longest cooking time, which was previously completed by Indian chef, Lata Tondon in 2019.

The native of Akwa Ibom State commenced a four-day ‘cook-a-thon’ on Thursday, May 11 at Amore Gardens, Lekki, Lagos State and surpassed the world record of 87 hours, 45 minutes, for the world’s longest cooking marathon.