Hilda Baci, a 27-year-old Nigerian chef, is currently the Guinness World Record holder for the longest cooking marathon by an individual, with a time of 93 hours and 11 minutes as confirmed on Monday.
She cooked more than 100 pots of food during her four-day stint in the kitchen, mostly Nigerian dishes such as jollof rice and akara.
Here are six benefits she might enjoy as a world record holder:
1.Highly valued certificate
She will receive a certificate from Guinness World Records to officially recognise her achievement. This will be a tangible proof of her hard work and dedication, and something she can display proudly in her restaurant or home.
2. Global visibility
She will be featured on the Guinness World Records website and social media platforms, reaching millions of people around the world. This will give her exposure and fame, and also inspire others to attempt their own records or learn more about Nigerian cuisine.
3. Source of inspiration
She will have the opportunity to inspire young African women to chase their dreams and pursue their passions. She said she attempted this record to “put young African women on the map” and to show them that anything is possible with determination and courage.
4. Monetary value
She will gain more recognition and publicity for her restaurant, My Food by Hilda, and attract more customers and fans. Her restaurant is located in Lagos, Nigeria’s largest city and commercial hub. She offers a variety of dishes from different regions of Nigeria, as well as continental and intercontinental cuisines.
Sometimes, companies want to use the names of people who have done amazing things. People like Hilda Baci with Guinness record may get offers from companies to work with them.
6. Touring around the world
People who have Guinness records are often asked to join events, meetings, and TV shows, where they can get paid for being there.
7. Monetization through authorship
Hilda Baci can also make money by telling her story in a book, or by making things that are related to her record.