Hilda Baci, a well-known chef, has come under fire when it was reported that she charged N25,000 for meet-and-greet sessions in Abuja.
On May 15, 2023, Hilda Baci allegedly broke the record for the longest cooking marathon, making headlines. Chef Lata Tondon from Rewa, India, held the record before her, coming in at 87 hours and 45 minutes in 2019.
Despite her outstanding achievement, the Guinness World Records has not yet formally recognized Baci as the new record holder for the longest cooking marathon.
The chef from Akwa Ibom has engaged in a number of controversial activities that have drawn criticism from Nigerians.*
Recent sources claim that Hilda Baci charges a considerable sum of N25,000 for exclusive meet-ups in Abuja. On June 24, 2023, it is rumored that people will have to pay this sum in order to have a brief contact with her.
Many Nigerians have expressed their dissatisfaction and worry over what they perceive to be an excessive charge to see a chef, despite the fact that Hilda Baci has not publicly addressed these complaints.
See some of the reactions culled below:
@esther__111 reacted: “25k to see Hilda Baci ke As you Dey cook-a-thon, how much you pay people wey come support you?”
@Mayorstilldey4u said; “Lagos people see Hilda Baci for free. E reach Abuja people turn, e turn 25k.”
“25k to watch Hilda baci cook? Wetin my babe dey do for free.”
@fineboytunde_ said: “25k to see hilda Baci, how much be some mentors Forex class? God Abeg.”
@yitsugee reacted: “Meet and greet with Hilda Baci for 25k??? wow.”
@Batopy1234 said: “25k to see Hilda Baci? Na bread of life she wan bake?”