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Ibadan Chef Peniel Idowu Attempts To Break Hilda Baci’s Cooking Record

Peniel Idowu, a Nigerian chef, is seeking to break the Guinness World Record (GWR) for the longest cooking marathon by an individual.

The Ibadan-based chef announced the endeavor with a flier on her Instagram feed.

Peniel, who is helped by another chef, did not specify how long she intends to cook.

She also didn’t say whether she received permission from the GWR before starting her cooking job.

The cooking marathon began on Thursday at Omooke Hotels Apartments and Events Centre in the Kuola neighborhood of Ibadan, Oyo state.

As of the time of this report, Peniel has surpassed 29 hours of cooking.

“Neat and Highly cautious. Peniel has been preparing for a long time,” she wrote in one of her posts.

The current record holder for the world’s longest cooking marathon by an individual is Hilda Baci from Akwa Ibom state.

In June, the GWR certified Baci after her 93 hours and 11 minutes cooking stint.

Peniel’s cooking attempt joins the ranks of other local and foreign chefs attempting to break Baci’s record.

Damilola Adeparusi, an Ekiti-based chef, said in June that she would cook for 150 hours to set a new record.

Adeparusi had previously performed a 120-hour cooking marathon, but the GWR had not recognized the achievement.

Adeyeye Adeola, a Nigerian chef, tried a 150-hour cook-a-thon in July.

Maliha Mohammed, a Kenyan chef, declared last month that she had broken Baci’s record for the longest cooking marathon.

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