Guinness World Record holder, for longest cooking Marathon, Hilda Baci, will be showcasing her talents in Lagos on July 14th in order to raise funds for a widow.
Organized by Joseph Edgar, also known as The Duke of Shomolu, the initiative is aimed at empowering widows and help them become self-reliant. Edgar, the CEO of Duke of Shomolu Productions, revealed this information to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday.
Baci’s captivating skills, which recently led to her breaking the Guinness World Record, will be on display as she aims to raise one million naira for the widow, an initiative that has been running for the past three years and has already raised more than ten million naira for deserving widows.
According to the Edgar, “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 who also nominates some of the widows to be helped said Hilda’s cooking will be tasted by 10 people at the Ivy Hotel at Emerald in Ikeja GRA, Lagos, whose donation of a million naira will be donated to a widow she chooses.