Nigerian Chef and the current holder of the Guinness World Record for marathon cooking, Hilda Effiong Bassey, popularly known as Hilda Baci, has revealed that she feels like a trailblazer for inspiring the trend among Nigerians to break Guinness World Records.
In a recent interview with CNN, the Nigerian chef stated that she did not only inspire Nigerians attempting to break Guinness World Record in cooking, but she has also motivated those in other industries.
In her words,
“I feel I started a trend or like I am pretty much a trailblazer because only a trailblazer will start something and other people will want to do it. It is because it was successful. It was properly done. And just seeing how good it is, people are now inspired to say, I wanna try this as well. It just means that I’ve inspired something.
“On social media and in the news, everyone is just seeing people that are trying to break Guinness Records. Other people are trying to break barriers in their lives and businesses as well. So, I think I have inspired a lot of people to push through their own limitations.”
After Hilda broke the Guinness World Record for marathon cooking with 93 hours 11 minutes, setting a new record after surpassing Indian chef Lata Tondon’s 87 hours, 45 minutes cooking marathon, some Nigerians have also attempted to break the Guinness World Record in different areas.
Hilda’s feat is awe-inspiring, and she has shown that with hard work and determination, one can achieve whatever they set their mind to accomplish. In Nigeria especially, she is a strong and rare inspiration to the country’s energetic and resilient youths.