Hilda Bassey Biography, Age, Family, Career And Net Worth

Hilda Bassey is a popular Nigerian chef, foodprenuer, actress, TV producer, host and the COO of MyFood delivery services.

Bassey has been on the news after it was announced that she\’d be embarking on a four-day cooking marathon at Amore Gardens in Lekki, Lagos, with the ambitious goal of breaking the existing Guinness World Record for the longest cooking marathon.

To achieve this, she\’s going to be surpassing the 2019 record set by set by Chef Lata London of Rewa, India, which stands at an impressive 87 hours, 45 minutes, and 00 seconds.

The event has attracted countless supporters across various social media platforms are lending their virtual support, plus multitudes of well-wishers and fellow influencers present at the venue, including Banky W, Enioluwa, Elozonam, Seyi Awolowo and others.

While waiting for the D-day, we\’d be bringing you some amazing facts you\’d love to know about Hilda Bassey; from her biography to career and even more.

Hilda Baci Profile

Before we proceed, let’s explore Hilda Bassey’s profile and a few facts you’d love to know about her:
Full name: Hilda Effiong-Bassey
Professional name: Hilda Baci
Date of birth: 20th September 1996
Age: 27 years (2023)
Nationality: Nigerian
Occupation: Foodprenuer
Education: Madonna University, Okija
Residence: Lagos, Nigeria
Net worth: $250,000

Hilda Bassey Biography and Educational Background

Hilda Bassey was born on the 20th of September, 1996 in Nigeria. She originally hails from Akwa Ibom, a state in the southern part of Nigeria. Akwa Ibom is a coastal state known for its rich cultural heritage, beautiful beaches, and unique cuisine. It is also home to several tourist attractions such as the Ibom Connection, Ibeno Beach, and Akwa Ibom State University, amongst others.

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Not much is known about Hilda Baci\’s family, but in an interview with sunnewsonline, she revealed that she learned how to cook by spending time with her mum who also owns a restaurant.

After completing her primary and secondary education, in 2011, Bassey secured admission to study at the prestigious Madonna University, Okija. She graduated in 2015 with a second-class Lower division in Sociology.


In an interview, Hilda Baci revealed that she got her cooking prowess through her family; apparently, her mum also owns a restaurant. While in the higher institution, she, alongside her brother started a food business called My Food. She learnt about the requirements of running a restaurant from being a manager at Breaking King, a breakfast company. She currently runs My Food by Hilda.

Asides from being a chef, Bassey is also active in the entertainment industry and has starred in a couple of movies, including \’Dreamchaser\’ where she played the supporting lead role. \’Dreamchaser\’ was nominated for the best film category in the MultiChoice factory for the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA).

She also featured in prominent movies and soap operas, including \’Mr. & Mrs. Robert\’, \’Flatmates\’, \’Sideways\’ and \’A Walk on the Water\’.

In 2020, Hilda Baci shared the stage with Tobi Bakare, former Big Brother Naija housemate, co-hosting Y’ello Star, a music reality project by telecom company, MTN. The show focuses on discovering, nurturing, exposing, and launching music talents in young Nigerians.

She also teaches culinary lessons both online and physically and has appeared on several top cooking shows, from the \’In my Kitchen\’ segment on Rave TV’s, Morning Rave breakfast show, to  \’Dine on A Budget\’ on Pop Central TV where she was the host.

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Cook-A-Thon | Guinness World Record for Longest Cooking Marathon

Hilda Baci is set to break the Guinness Book of Records World’s longest cooking marathon. The 27-year-old foodpreneur started her 4-day cooking marathon challenge on the 11th of May and once successful, she\’d be breaking the record of 87 hours, 45 minutes, and 00 seconds set by Chef Lata London in Rewa, India in 2019.

The event which is held at Amore Gardens in Lekki, Lagos, has friends and fellow influencers like Elozonam, Seyi Awolowo and Enioluwa present at the venue to support their own. It is also getting massive love and support on various social networking platforms.

The cook-a-thon is sponsored by GB Food, Gino tomato paste, Bama and Ginomax. Additional sponsors include Amore Gardens, Arla Foods, AfriGlobal, CWAY, Filmhouse, ORIKI, PowerOil, Uber, Vendease and Woodscope.

Personal Life

Not much is known about Hilda Baci\’s personal life or relationship status, but she has in some of her Instagram videos, shared loved-up video moments with the guy. Keep tuned on this post as we\’d be updating it with her personal info as soon as we get any.

She is a devoted Christain.

Awards and Recognition

In 2021, Hilda Baci emerged winner of the Jollof Faceoff Competition challenge in Ghana. She competed with contestants from other West African countries and won, going home with the $5,000 winning prize.

In 2020, \’Dreamchaser\’, a movie she played a supporting role in was nominated for best film in the MultiChoice factory for the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA).

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Hilda Baci Net Worth

Hilda Baci is one of the most popular chefs in Nigeria with more than 500,000 followers on Instagram alone. She earns from direct adverts on her social media pages, endorsement deals, her cooking shows and of course, her business My Food by Hilda.

According to mayortunes, she has an estimated net worth of $250,000.

Social Media Handles

You can connect with Hilda Baci on:

Instagram @HildaBaci

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