Hilda Baci has declared support for Damilola ‘Dami’ Adeparusi, an Ekiti chef attempting to break her Guinness World Record (GWR) for the longest cooking marathon by an individual.
On Friday, Adeparusi began a 120-hour cooking marathon in Ekiti, aiming to surpass Baci’s record.
Baci had previously cooked for 100 hours, surpassing the 2019 record of 87 hours + set by an Indian chef named Lata Tondon.
Adeparusi’s decision to challenge Baci’s attempt came after the GWR announced that they would assess it before any official confirmation that a record was indeed set.
There have been mixed reactions from Nigerians regarding her decision to challenge Baci’s unvetted attempt.
While some disapproved of the Ekiti chef’s move, others expressed their support for her cooking marathon.
In a tweet on Sunday, Baci said there is uniqueness in individual dreams.
She said Adeparusi’s attempt at setting a new record is a show of great courage.
Baci encouraged her to embrace the journey, learn from every experience, and continue inspiring others.
“The beauty of dreams is that they are unique to each individual,” Hilda Baci wrote.
“Dami, your boldness to take on a cooking challenge shows that passion knows no limits.
“Embrace the journey, learn from every experience, and inspire others with your unwavering spirit.”