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Hilda Baci: 10 Nigerians that’ve broken Guinness World Records in the last 10 years

May 15, 2023

Nigerians on social media are currently celebrating the feat achieved by compatriot chef, Hilda Effiong Bassey, popularly known as Hilda Baci, who on Monday broke the Guinness World Record for the “longest cooking marathon by an individual”.

When Hilda Baci hit the 87 hours 50 minutes mark, she surpassed the current record holder Lata Tandon, who set the 87 hours 45 minutes record in India in 2021. Before Tandon, the world record for the longest cooking marathon previously belonged to Rickey Lumpkin from Los Angeles, California, USA, at 68 hours, 30 minutes, and 1 second.

The Nigerian chef aims to cook for 96 hours and will complete the task at 5 pm on Monday.

Many Nigerians, including former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, have been congratulating Hilda Baci since the feat was achieved.

Here are some other Guinness World Records set by Nigerians in the last few years:

1. Gbenga Ezekiel – Record for the most skips in a minute on one leg. (February 2023)

2. Divine Ikubor aka Rema – Record for ‘Calm Down’ as the first No.1 Hit on The Official MENA Chart, the world’s first regional streaming chart. (May 2023)

3. Bose Omolayo – The heaviest para power lift by a female in the -79 kg category with 144 kg (December 2021)

4. Chukwuebuka Ezugha and Victor Richard Kipo – The most consecutive football passes with the soles (team of two). (December 2021)

Folashade Oluwafemiayo – The heaviest power lift by a female in the -86 kg category with 152.5 kg (December 2021)

6. Chinonso Eche – The most football headers in a prone position in one minute, which is 23. (October 2021)

7. Vincent Okezie – The most consecutive backward handsprings with a football (soccer ball) between the legs. (March 2022)

8. Haruna Abdulazeez – The most American football touches with the feet in one minute (October 2020)

9. Peter Aho – Record for six wickets for five runs in 3.4 overs against Sierra Leone. (October 2021)

10. Bayo Omoboriowo – The largest photo book, which was measured at 60.84 m² (654 ft² 87 in²). (September 2021). (The Herald)

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