I attempted getting into BBNaija five times - Hilda Baci


Hilda Baci

Hilda Baci, Guinness Book of Record holder in cooking has said she failed to get into Big Brother Naija (BBN) reality show five times before the cook-a-thon.

Baci, in an interview on Tacha’s ‘The Big Friday Show,’ a radio programme, said she tried to get on Big Brother Naija for a while and was unsuccessful.

She said she auditioned for about four or five times before given up.

According to her, the plan for the cook-a-thon was still in the pipeline then, saying that her goal was to go to Big Brother and then come out and do the cook-a-thon.

Baci said she guessed “God just knew, he was like you know what, this is fine just focus on this, this is going to take a lot more from you.”

Baci is a Nigerian chef, restaurateur, actress, and the current holder of the Guinness World Record for marathon cooking (Cook-athon) with 93 hours 11 minutes, setting a new record after surpassing Indian chef Lata Tondon 87 hours, 45 minutes cooking marathon in 2023.

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To set a new record of the longest cooking marathon, Hilda was originally set to cook for 96 hours but later extended her goal to a 100 hours cooking marathon.

High profile Nigerians who visited Hilda include Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu; Lead Pastor of Harvester International, Bolaji Idowu; Nigerian award-winning singer, Tiwa Savage, Tim Godfrey, Ice Prince.

The former Vice President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo also called to cheer Hilda up during the cook-a-thon.

 Hilda received huge support fan base from Nigerians who trooped to the venue of the cooking competition, while others kept trending her name on Social Media.



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