On Monday morning, Hilda Effiong Bassey, aka Hilda Baci, surpassed chef Lata Tondon’s world record for the longest cooking time (87 hours, 45 minutes) by an individual.

The chef hit 88-hour cooking time with less than seven hours to finish the Cook-a-thon which started around 4:00 p.m. on Thursday in Amore Gardens, Lekki Lagos.

She hit the record hours at 7:45 a.m. on Monday, with eyes on setting a new record for 90 hours by 10:00 a.m.

The 27-year-old chef finally achieved her five-year-long dream of embarking on the longest cooking run by an individual.

Meanwhile, Ms Bassey has received several congratulatory messages from chefs, celebrities, politicians and well-meaning Nigerians.

Ms Bassey officially announced this in an Instagram post on April 2, where she said she would make her five-year-long dream a reality, stating that she would cook for four days and four nights to break the 87 hours, 45 minutes set in 2019.