Nigerian cook, Hilda Baci will cook to raise 1m for widows on 14 July

Hilda Baci

A Nigerian chef who recently broke the Guiness World Record for the longest cook-a-thon and is currently the world record holder, Hilda Baci, will showcase her culinary cooking skills on Friday, July 14, in Lagos to raise money for a widows.

According to The News Agency of Nigeria, a project by Joseph Edgar, The Duke of Shomolu, to support widows and empower them to be independent, will include tastings of Baci's delicacies.

Edgar, the Chief Executive Officer of Duke of Shomolu Productions, a theatrical play production company, revealed this to NAN on Sunday.

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The Duke said Hilda Baci is expected to display her“mesmerising skills which enamoured the world and saw her emerge as the Guiness record holder in a bid to raise N1 million for a widows”.

He claimed that over the last three years, the program had raised more than N10 million for worthy widows.

“The initiative involves very close friends and associates of The Duke of Shomolu, donating cash instead of gifts to mark his birthdays.

“The cash gifts are then sent to needy widows, who would have been nominated by members of the public.

“Last year, N2 million was donated to four deserving widows by the friends and associates of the Duke of Shomolu

“This year, N3 million was raised with the winner, who got N1 million, nominated by a director at Keystone Bank, Mr Yemi Odusanya, who incidentally shares same birthday with the Duke.”

Edgar selected 10 additional widows from the over 100 nominees who each received N1 million.

At the Ivy Hotel at Emerald in Ikeja GRA, Lagos, he stated that Baci would be preparing food for ten persons.

He claimed that N1 million would be given to the widow of her choice.

He declared that Grandios Pap's manufacturer, Prothrive Astute Heights Ltd., will fund the occasion as part of its social responsibility.

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