Nigerian chef cooks for 100 hours non-stop

STORY: This Nigerian chef cooked non-stop for 100 hours

Location: Lagos, Nigeria

aiming to set a Guinness World Record for the longest ever cooking session by an individual

(Hilda Bassey, Chef)

‘’It’s either I achieve it and I feel good about it, or I don’t and I feel depressed about it, so obviously I chose the route of achieving it. So I feel a bit of relief, I am very happy and I am very proud.’’

The current record is held by Indian chef Lata Tondon

who set a time in 2019 of 87 hours and 45 minutes

(Anita Okiri, Hilda Bassey fan)

‘’No woman just stands up one day and says, 'I wanna cook for 100 hours'. Even 50 hours is mind blowing, so yes, it is a good one and I am so proud of her, like, I am speechless.’’

(Hilda Bassey, Chef)

“I just knew that, okay, I need to do something that is basically out of the ordinary to put myself on the map, to put Nigeria on the map, to put young African women on the map. And just also, you know, it’s almost like to set a precedent for the generation that is to come after me.’’