Cook-a-thon record breaker Hilda Effiong-Bassey, popularly called Hilda Baci, has spent over N1.1 million on a lunch date with her friends.
Baci’s friend, in a video clip reposted by Instablog9ja, was heard saying that after church service on Sunday, they all visited a restaurant for lunch.
She explained that after placing their orders, the bill was N1.1 million, adding that Baci paid the money.
“Happy Sunday, guys, So today, we went to church to thank God for a successful cook-a-thon.
“After service, we decided to stop by for brunch. You guys, we ordered the world, and when our bills came in, it was N1.1m. We were like, “What did we order? But no worries, because we were with the world record breaker, so she paid the bill,” Baci’s friend said.
In the video clip, Baci is seen in the company of her friends at the restaurant. The receipt was also displayed in the video clip.
At the outset of the marathon cooking streamed on Instagram and YouTube, Baci’s goal was to outclass the Indian record holder, who cooked for 87 hours and 45 minutes in 2019, by achieving a non-stop cooking target of 96 hours.
However, with sheer determination and a boisterous crowd including celebrities cheering her up as she engaged in the cooking, Baci, after clinching the 96-hour target, went on to set a new global record of non-stop cooking for 100 hours.
Notable government officials, including President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, President-elect Bola Tinubu, presidential candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party and the Labour Party, Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi, respectively, and the governors of Lagos and Akwa-Ibom states, Sanwo-Olu and Udom Emmanuel, among others, have congratulated the chef on the new feat.