A female House of Representatives member, Tolulope Akande-Sadipe, has commended Hilda Bassey, popularly known as Hilda Baci, a Nigerian chef, who has set her eyes on breaking the Guinness World Record of longest cooking time.
Bassey targets 93 hours cooking marathon after spending over 83 hours showcasing her culinary skills before a live audience.
Akande-Sadipe, a federal lawmaker representing Oluyole Federal Constituency in Oyo State, took to her social media handles to cheer the “foodpreneur“ and actress, describing her as a brave champion.
Akande-Sadipe, showcasing her unwavering support for the brave chef, said her determination and incredible endurance were a testament to the remarkable strength and resilience that women possess.
“You have become a shining example of what women are truly capable of achieving.
“Your dedication to this extraordinary challenge inspires us all and reminds us that there are no limits to what we can accomplish when we set our minds to it.
“Your commitment to pushing boundaries and surpassing expectations is truly commendable”, she said.
Akande-Sadipe urged women to continue cheering Bassey and wish her success.
“I take this moment of Bassey’s determination to encourage every woman out there to celebrate and uplift her pursuit of this world record”.
“Let us join together in recognising her remarkable achievements and the milestones she has already conquered.
“Bassey’s journey is not only about breaking records but also about empowering women across the globe, showcasing our talents, prowess, strength and resilience,’’ Akande-Sadipe said.
She affirmed her support for Bassey, saying she was proud to see a woman making a significant impact in society.
“As a woman myself and in my capacity as a member of parliament and the chairman of the House Committee on Diaspora, I stand firmly behind you.
“I am proud to see a fellow Nigerian woman making such a significant impact. Your determination serves as an inspiration to countless others, demonstrating that with dedication and perseverance, dreams become reality.
“Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you every step of the way as you continue this incredible feat.
“May your spirit remain strong, and may you find renewed energy during your well-deserved six-hour break”, she said.
She expressed hopes that the chef will make more history and achieve her dream of setting a new Guinness record.
Hilda Bassey: Guinness World Record Holder
“Once again, I celebrate you, Bassey. Your journey is a beacon of hope and empowerment for women everywhere. Keep pushing boundaries, inspiring others, and reminding the world of the incredible power we possess”.
In a related development, Rep. Muktar Betara (APC-Borno) also congratulated Nigerian chef, Ms. Hilda Bassey for setting a new Guinness World Record for the longest cooking marathon by an individual.
In a statement on Monday, Betara, a leading aspirant for the Speaker of the 10th Assembly said, Bassey, popularly known as Hilda Baci, demonstrated the Nigerian spirit.
The chef had on Monday, smashed the 87 hours 45 minutes record set by now-former Guinness World Record holder, Ms Lata Tondon.
Betara rejoiced with the new champion for the courage to aspire and to put Nigeria on the global map for the right reasons.
“The true Nigerian spirit is always seen in our passion, determination and quest to be positively outstanding in our fields of endeavors.
“I celebrate Hilda Baci for such courage to pick up the challenge to break the Guinness World Record for the longest cooking marathon by an individual,” he said.