Beautiful Nigerian chef Hilda Baci has finally broken the Guinness World Record for the longest cooking time in her Hilda-A-Thon.
Hilda broke the record of 87 hours, 45 minutes, and 00 seconds set by Chef Lata Tondon in Rewa, India, in 2019, on Monday.
9News Nigeria had reported that Hilda kick-started the competition last Thursday (May 11) at exactly 4pm.
The event, which is taking place at Amore Gardens in Lekki, Lagos had many Nigerians defying the rain to cheer up the chef.
Nigerians and other observers have been asking how much she stands to get from Guinness World Record with the new title she holds.
Actor Charles Okocha; actress, Kate Henshaw; singer, Tiwa Savage; media personality, Enioluwa, and many others appeared at the event.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu also visited the venue on Sunday to cheer up Baci.
Contrary to what many people believe, entering the Guinness Book of World Records does not have any type of economic or financial compensation.
Therefore, you will not receive a single euro, pound or dollar for breaking a record. However, beyond the money, you do get a great recognition, besides the pride of being the best at something.
The institution’s own regulations specify that those who beat an existing record, as well as those who set a new record, are not paid anything.
“As the world’s foremost authority on world records, our role is to celebrate the best in the world, to inspire all people, to entertain and to inform,” state Guinness World Records.
“For those reasons, we do not pay record breakers for their achievements or for making an official record title attempt. Nor can we cover any expenses, offer sponsorship or provide equipment for the performance of any official record attempt.
“In addition, we do not make contributions to individuals, charities or companies. This is in order to maintain our impartial stance as the world authority on record title registration and to ensure the inclusion of all applicants.”
However, in the vast majority of cases, the protagonists of the records usually have advertisers or sponsors who finance their preparation.