A Nigerian chef has become a national sensation after cooking non-stop for more than 96 hours and is headed to achieving a 100-hour record time in an attempt to break the world record. Supporters at the cook-a-thon competition, taking place at the Amore Gardens, Lekki, are at the moment sharing videos of themselves cheering the young chef as well as celebrating her wins.
Politicians and celebrities have been egging her on, as has the boisterous crowd watching her cook.
The current record is 87 hours and 45 minutes set in Rewa, central India in 2019 by Indian chef Lata Tondon.
Guinness World Records says it is reviewing the evidence before saying if she has broken the record.
Though no officials of the organisation are at the venue in the upmarket area of Lekki in Lagos, CCTV cameras have been installed to monitor the event.
Baci, 27, initially planned to cook for 96 hours – until 15:00GMT on Monday.
But the crowd camped outside the venue persuaded her to keep going until she hit the 100-hour mark.
She has cooked mostly Nigerian meals, such as jollof rice, as well as different types of rice and pasta, and has also made akara – a popular street food made from deep-fried mashed beans. The food is being handed out to invited guests.
She is allowed one assistant at a time, and can take a five-minute break each hour, or the equivalent over several hours.