Hilda Baci: Ooni of Ife’s congratulatory message to the longest-cooking chef gets tongues wagging hours after announcing his wedding


The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, recently congratulated Hilda Baci for her remarkable achievement as the longest-cooking chef, surpassing 100 hours.

In a gesture of support, the Ife monarch shared a photograph of the talented chef from Akwa Ibom and commended her resilient spirit, strength, and culinary expertise as a woman.

The Ooni conveyed his appreciation to Hilda Baci for setting a significant milestone, and inspiring girls from all communities to demonstrate their capabilities for excellence.

He wrote:

“Today, like millions of Nigerians, I’m intrigued by @hildabaci resilient spirit, who exemplified the toughness but special grace that our women possess. What she demonstrated to our nation and every young person out there isn’t the glitz or reward system of breaking the Guinness World Record for “longest cooking time,” but the inexhaustible perseverance that every woman possesses.

Every little girl in all our communities and local governments, like Hilda Bassey Effiong, deserves a chance to show the world her capacity to wrap us in her spirit of excellence. She has the ability to influence us, to break new grounds in the most complex environments, and to substantially contribute to our nation’s economic prosperity.

As a nation built upon family values, we must continue to recognise the significant contributions made by women throughout our country’s history. Their words and actions are cornerstones of our existence.


See reactions below:

@officialmasco_tee’s  wrote: Congratulations, Kabiyesi oo, hope is not what am thinking sir, no marry this one too abeg, orunmila

@ mhiz_olushola wrote: some people on this platform should mind their speech! Ooni deserve some respect.

@ufuomasopulu wrote: Because of social media, some people don’t av respect again. You comment on king post as he is the cause of your accenstral problems

@royaltycakes wrote: Congrats to the crown and to us Nigerians

@badboyteebest wrote: More congratulations in the house of everyone of us

@victoriaobyenweruzo Kābíyésí has spoken well,  May the crown rest Long on your head

@kashielion wrote: Hmmm make I know think go far

@europe_finest wrote: Congratulations hilda,but you all should remember the tallest man that solicited for our help,he needs to be celebrated and take him out of poverty.He is also our own national treasure,if everyone including the elites that celebrated hilda can set aside a day or two to celebrate him as welland contribute financially to his life,it will really renew his hope and longitivity.