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Nigerian chef, Hilda Baci attempts to break Guinness World Record

A Nigerian chef identified as Hilda Baci, is attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the longest cooking time.

The native of Akwa Ibom State commenced a four-day ‘cook-a-thon’ on Thursday, May 11 at Amore Gardens, Lekki, Lagos State, in an effort to become a record holder.

To get recognition from the Guinness World Records and clinch the title, Hilda will have to cook multiple dishes for an expected period of time.

The 27-year-old graduate is looking to beat the current record of 87 hours, 45 minutes, and 00 secs for the world’s longest cooking marathon.

The cooking task was completed by chef Lata Tondon in Rewa, India in 2019.

In other news, Nigerian music star, Divine Ikubor, known professionally as Rema, has entered into the Guinness World Book of Records courtesy of his global hit song ‘Calm Down’.

The song made history as the first No.1 hit on the world’s first regional streaming chart and first-ever official chart in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

Guinness World Record, in a statement through its official website acknowledged Rema’s historic feat.

Rema’s ‘Calm Down’ debuted at No. 1 when the MENA Chart was launched by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) on November 29, 2022.

The statement read in part: “On 29 November 2022, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) announced that “Calm Down” by the Nigerian rapper Rema (b. Divine Ikubor) had become the first No.1 on The Official MENA Chart – the world’s first regional music streaming chart and the first-ever official chart in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

The weekly Top 20 collects data from the major streaming platforms across 13 MENA countries, covering a population of more than 300 million people combined: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and the United Arab Emirates.”

The song topped the chart for over two months.

He now joins Femi Kuti and Wizkid as Nigerian musicians with World Guinness records.