Curvaceous Hilda Baci is one of the richest chefs in Nigeria and makes millions from multiple streams of income. How big is her fortune?
Hilda Effiong Bassey popularly known as Hilda Baci is a 27-year-old Nigerian internet personality who was born on September 20, 1996, in Akwa Ibom State, South Eastern Nigeria.
She is a multi-talented Nigerian Chef, Host, YouTube content creator, TV Producer, and entrepreneur who started her journey from grass to grace.
Baci schooled at Madonna University Okija where she studied Sociology. Hilda was born to Mr. and Mrs. Effiong Bassey of Akwa Ibom.
Miss Hilda Effiong started her career as a chef in 2020 without anyone, but today, she has built a name for herself and a brand. Hilda has a degree in Sociology from Madonna University, Okija. She’s currently the Chef head and CEO of @Myfoodbyhilda. At the time she began the business, she had only one location but currently, she has several locations and branches all over the country.
Hilda’s success as an internet personality and a restauranteur always gets many to inquire about her earnings and total fortune. So, how rich is Hilda Baci and how much money does she make? Here’s everything you need to know about the influencer.
|Celebrated Name:||Hilda Baci|
|Net Worth:||$500,000 to $800,000|
|Profession:||Foodpreneur, actress, and TV presenter|
|Full Real Name:||Hilda Effiong Bassey|
|Date of birth:||September 20, 1996|
|Age:||27 years old|
|State of Origin:||Akwa Ibom State|
What is Hilda Baci’s net worth?
With interactive and interesting videos of indoor and outdoor cooking coupled with stunning food shots on her Instagram feed, and a great fashion sense, Hilda Effiong Bassey is definitely one to watch.
Young, bold, and resilient, Hilda Baci portrays the image of a determined lady showing diverse strengths and making a statement.
A multi-talented actress, TV producer, host, and Foodprenuer, Hilda is revered for its rich culture, cuisines, dressing, and folklore.
So, how rich is Hilda Baci? Hilda Baci has an estimated current net worth between $500,000 and $800,000 and she will soon be a millionaire (in dollars) after her Guinness Book of World Records journey when brands reach out to her. Her fortune is a testament to her success as a chef and entrepreneur. She has built her career from scratch, starting with a passion for cooking and a determination to share her culinary skills with the world.
How does Hilda Baci make her money? Famous celebrity chef, Hilda makes money primarily from her cooking career, which includes hosting cooking shows on different television platforms and running her own catering business. She is also a YouTuber with a self-titled YouTube channel and has built a sizable following on social media, which has helped to boost her earnings.
Hilda Baci’s cars and house
As a successful chef and entrepreneur, Hilda Baci has a passion for luxury and is known for her love of cars. She has been spotted driving a number of high-end vehicles over the years, including a Mercedes-Benz G wagon, which is a luxurious and powerful SUV that combines sportiness with elegance.
In addition to the G wagon, Hilda has also been seen behind the wheel of a Range Rover, a stylish and versatile SUV that’s perfect for both city and off-road driving.
Hilda’s taste in cars reflects her status as a successful and accomplished businesswoman. Her love of luxury and her appreciation for high-end vehicles are a reflection of her hard work and dedication to her craft.
Whether she’s driving around town or heading to a catering event, Hilda Baci’s cars are a symbol of her success and her commitment to living life to the fullest.
Hilda Baci has had an impressive career as a chef; from a rough start to becoming a CEO and owning a popular restaurant
Though a woman of many parts, interestingly, however, her love for cooking was all she needed to get going. Her cooking prowess is a skill that runs through the family. After spending hours with her mother, who also owns a restaurant, preparing various recipes, Hilda and her brother would later start a food business called ‘My Food.’ That was during her days as a student of Sociology at Madonna University, Okija. From being a Manager at Breaking King, a breakfast company, she learned further about the requirements of operating a restaurant.
Growing up for Hilda was delightful as she opened up opportunities to use her talent and efficiently express herself through various platforms that have gradually put her in the spotlight. Her story reveals that one can always get steps closer to achieving their dreams with utter purpose. At an early age, she was self-aware of her capabilities and the resolve to make an impact. More importantly, there was the instinct for her to embark on an entrepreneurial journey, although she was unsure where to start.
Armed with the vision to run a restaurant and food delivery, Hilda spends time on set as an actress or presenter. She starred in a couple of movies playing the supporting lead role in Dreamchaser, nominated for best film in the Multichoice factory for the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA). She also featured in prominent movies and soap operas, including Sideways, Flatmates, A Walk on the Water, and Mr. & Mrs. Robert. In 2020, sharing the stage with Tobi Bakare, former Big Brother Naija housemate, Hilda co-hosted Y’ello Star, a music reality project by MTN to discover, nurture, expose, and launch music talents in young Nigerians.
Consistency is one of the factors that has kept Hilda going. Hilda nurtured her sojourn in cooking and built the insight to be a Foodpreneur by being a TV favorite on cook shows. From the ‘In my Kitchen’ segment on Rave TV’s flagship breakfast show, Morning Rave, to being the host of ‘Dine on A Budget’ on Pop Central TV, she showcased various recipes to the audience’s delight.
Her cooking talent was further showcased in 2021 when she emerged winner of the Jollof Faceoff Competition challenge in Ghana, going home with a $5,000 winning prize.
She recalls the journey to starting the restaurant and her consistency despite the challenges:
‘‘At a certain point, it was obvious to me that I wanted to specialize in cooking because I enjoyed every experience I had preparing delicacies. The joy of watching people eat meals I prepared with positive comments was encouraging. So I set out to start ‘ My Food by Hilda from a tiny apartment in Ikate, where I made home meals and delivered them to people. The increase in requests validated our capacity. At the time, I had less than a handful of people on my team, but we went the extra mile to ensure we met customer demands’’.
Today, Hilda runs ‘My Food by Hilda, ’ an excellent restaurant and food delivery service in the heart of Lekki, Lagos. But it was not all smooth from the beginning. The sprawling restaurant finally opened in June 2022, resulting from the resilience of a bold and tenacious woman determined to keep her vision. Before then, she operated ‘My Food by Hilda’ from a tiny apartment for the first two years while pushing most of her sales through delivery.
While on this milestone, Hilda sets the pace by preparing youngsters interested in culinary. She teaches culinary lessons online and physically; the results have been worthwhile.
‘‘My first class was held in February 2021 with 30 students on Zoom. From the success record of the teachings, I was inspired and encouraged to do more, especially as more requests kept coming from people willing to join the classes. My latest class has 1989 students, and I am teaching 120 recipes, the highest number to be taught in an online cooking class.’’
Guinness World Record finally confirms chef Hilda Baci’s record for the longest cooking marathon by an individual
On Tuesday, June 13, 2023, the Guinness World Records officially certified and awarded Hilda Baci as the new record holder for the “Longest Cooking Marathon” by an individual.
She cooked for four days for 100 hours but according to the GWR, almost seven hours were not counted because she mistakenly took extra minutes for one of her rest breaks and hence her record set was 93 hr 11 min.
Hilda cooked 100 pots of food over four days and the food was donated to a local charity in Nigeria.
She dubbed her journey “Cook-ah-thon“, it began on May 11 and ended on May 15. It featured a live-streamed show on multiple social media channels where Hilda made over 250 recipes.
Prior to her journey, she revealed her inspiration behind it by saying;
The journey to the cook-a-thon started five years ago. It is one of my biggest aspirations and I am glad that I took the bold step to embark on this adventure. I have taken time to prepare for this psychologically and I am proud to finally take on this challenge.
The cook-a-thon is also an opportunity to tell some of the positive stories that come from Africa through the meals that we make.
This attempt is also proof of the strength young people can exhibit with the right platform and support. I look forward to receiving support from people across the world to achieve this feat.
Lata Tondon who previously held the record used 87 hours, 45 minutes, and 00 seconds cooking in Rewa, India, in 2019.
The internet personality and chef has received a lot of support from Nigerians during and after her journey, including some prominent figures in the country. Like, the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo called her via a phone call to cheer her up. The governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo Olu went to Amore Garden, Lekki, Lagos where Hilda’s cook-a-thon is taking place to encourage her.