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.
5. Lifelong value
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.
Why we deducted almost 6 hours from Hilda Baci’s time, Guinness World records gives reason for action
Meanwhile, Fedpolygist earlier reported that Guinness World Records has explained why it deducted over six hours from Hilda Baci’s official final total.
Hilda had done 100 hours of cooking at her May 2023 cook-a-thon but was recently awarded for 93 hours and 11 minutes by GWR. Hilda attempted to set a record of 100 hours, however, almost seven hours were deducted from her final total because she mistakenly took extra minutes for one of her rest breaks early on in the attempt.
Nigerian man living abroad returns home, transforms friend’s dilapidated living conditions
A young Nigerian man living abroad has gone above and beyond to improve the living conditions of his friend and his family.
Roger Stone, known on social media as @rogerstone3350, was shocked and deeply moved by the dire state of his friend’s living situation upon his return to Nigeria.
After receiving a distressing phone call from his friend, whose identity remains undisclosed, Roger Stone decided to document the appalling conditions in a video.
The footage showed a cramped and dilapidated apartment where his friend’s family was struggling to make ends meet. Determined to make a difference, Roger Stone took it upon himself to initiate a transformation that would improve his friend’s life.
Filming the entire process, Roger Stone can be seen emptying the apartment of its meager belongings and embarking on a renovation project. He repainted the walls, providing a fresh and uplifting atmosphere for his friend’s family.
Additionally, he purchased a new mattress, ensuring a comfortable sleeping arrangement, and provided new flooring to replace the worn-out surfaces.
Moved by his friend’s plight, Roger Stone expressed his commitment to do even more to uplift his friend’s living conditions
@NjikeNjike said; “I scattered my friend house rebuild it within 3month to do his mother burial. you did well.”
@Elha_ayirebi said; “God richly bless you.
@Richie said; “Bro you really tried you good friend.”
@lady koi koi said; “U are doing well, may God bless you richly.”
@Sandy’s Home Essentials said; “God bless you, you really did well.”
@brisl_service_company said; “You did well….God will never forget you.”
@yankybf said; “Bro abeg arrange better money for him to start better business.”
@joyimade739 said; “God bless you for doing this may God send you help and helpers when you need help in Jesus mighty name amen.”
17-year-old Nigerian boy defies UTME failure, makes N14.5m from comic books he writes
A Nigerian boy who faced disappointment after failing Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) twice has found immense success by tapping into his talent as a comic book writer.
The inspiring story, which went viral on Twitter thanks to user Dev Tobs, sheds light on the young boy’s journey to financial prosperity and academic pursuits.
According to the Twitter thread, the unnamed boy attempted the UTME twice but did not achieve the desired results.
However, his family recognized his gift for writing and encouraged him to explore it further.
In a fortuitous twist, his brother, a close friend of Dev Tobs and a software engineer, advised him to publish his comic books on popular platforms like Amazon, Etsy, and others.
The boy channeled his efforts into his newfound passion and began publishing his comic books on the online platforms. The response was overwhelming, with readers appreciating his creative storytelling and unique artistic style.
As a result, his comic books started gaining significant traction and popularity, leading to substantial financial success.
The Twitter thread revealed that the talented writer amassed an astonishing sum of N14.5 million (approximately $19,000) within a span of two years.
Overwhelmed by his success, the boy made a life-changing decision to pursue his dreams further by relocating to Canada to pursue a bachelor’s degree.
“He wrote JAMB twice with no major headway, but his folks noticed he had a flair for writing, hence his brother who’s my close pal, also a software Engineer, advised he starts hoisting the comic books he writes on this Amazon thingy, Etsy and one other one.” He has made so much money from it.
“Yes, you didn’t misread, he made $19k (N14.5 million). Two years down the line today, I got news he’s moved up to Canada for his bachelor’s and I couldn’t stop but feel happier.”
@thefavourigwe said; “The Amazon thingy is called Amazon KDP and yes people make a whole lot of money uploading comics, novels, activity books (coloring, puzzles) etc… Different kinds of books basically.”
@ebenofere commented; “This is beautiful. You can make anything out of yourself if you really want it. Where there is a will, there is a way.”
In 2021, I met this 17 year old Nigerian lad that had made $19,000. Yes , you didn’t misread, $19k 😭.
He wrote JAMB twice with no major headway but His folks noticed he had flair for writing, hence his brother who’s my close pal, also a software Engineer advised he starts…
— Dev.tobs🇳🇬🇺🇸|MDsc. EMCDs. (@DevTobs) July 8, 2023
“E no balance”-Netizens react as Bobrisky shows off new shape days after surgery
After calling for prayers as he underwent surgery for yet another BBL to accentuate his hips and bum, Bobrisky, the self-described “Mummy of Lagos,” has become one of the topics of discussion online.
A few days ago, Bobrisky announced that his BBL surgery had been successful and, consequently, exposed it to the public, noting that he had received several bruises.
” Got myself a new bum, 😍 I pray all my bruises clear ASAP”
To show that he is still in pain from the BBL surgery, Bobrisky shared a new video of himself at the clinic being tied in a wrapper and limping while working.
Check out the video below to see how the internet reacts to crossdresser Bobrisky showing off her newly developed backside following a successful second BBL procedure;
smarty.lee: Dem no suppose arrest this man so burst dat he yansh wit pin. How man go dey do yansh 😢.
shinejohanna_: Our problem in Nigeria is letter B Buhari, Bobrisky, Blessing CEO, Boko Haram, BBnNaija, Bet9ja, Bestie & Bola T 🤦🏼♀️😂😂.
paulagram__: Nigerians problem start with letter “B” 😂Bob Risky , BetNaija, Bola Tinubu , blessing CEO , BBL , Bumbum , Boko Haram , BBNaija, Daniel Regha, Portable , Uche ,
storm001__: Do you guys still remember that he’s still a man ?
adenugayetundewalimot: It’s well, it’s how this man is always misleading young youths 😔.
awele231: Wetin be dis 😂😂 senior man dey waka like lady wey just come out for labour room 🤣🤣 I don die.
_toby_loba: At this rate Bob fit go win Miss Nigeria o😂😂.
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