Guinness World Record holder, Hilda Effiong Bassey, aka Hilda Baci, has claimed that she started the trend of Nigerians attempting to break Guinness World Records.
Despite not being Nigeria’s first Guinness World Record holder in Nigeria, Hilda insisted that she is a “trailblazer”, adding that she fuelled the trend of Guinness World Record attempts in the country.
She made the claim in a recent interview with CNN.
The Guinness world’s longest cooking marathon record holder said she did not only inspire Nigerians attempting to break Guinness records, but also motivated those in other sectors.
She said, “I feel I started a trend or like I am pretty much a trailblazer because only a trailblazer will start something and other people will want to do it.
“It is because it was successful. It was properly done. And just seeing how good it is, people are now inspired to say, I wanna try this as well. It just means that I’ve inspired something.
“On social media and in the news, everyone is just seeing people that are trying to break Guinness Records. Other people are trying to break barriers in their lives and businesses as well. So, I think I have inspired a lot of people to push through their own limitations.”
Newsmen recalls that Hilda Baci in May, staged a famous Cook-a-thon challenge in Lagos in a bid to break the Guinness World Record for the longest cooking marathon by an individual.
She was officially certified by the record body as the new record holder in June, displacing India’s Lata Tondon.