Social media users have reacted to an interview of popular Nigerian chef, Hilda Baci, where she shared that she was on her menstrual period during the cooking competition that was held in Lagos State last month.
Baci revealed in her recent interview with TV3 Ghana that throughout the four days of the cooking spree, she was uncomfortable as the period almost made her attempt to break the record futile.
She said her monthly period has always been a horrible time for her and the stress made it even worst, adding that her father was really worried.
“I was on my period the entire time and that made it extremely difficult and extra hard. What that meant was it took away from the time that I had to rest.
“I was trying to rack up because I get 5 minutes every time I completed 1 hour. So if I stand for one hour, I had 5 minutes to rest. And I still had to do my medical checks. God bless my medical team.
“They were on the ground. Because I was on my period I had to take a shower every single break I had. If I had 30 minutes I had to take a shower in that time because I had to change.
“My dad was worried because I have horrible cramps. Like really horrible cramps. So pushing through that means I can conquer things in this life.”
Recall that Hilda Baci surpassed the 96-hour target with her achieved 100-hour record time which took place on 15 May, 2023, at the Amore Gardens, Lekki, Lagos.
Irked by the revelation in her interview, social media users have dragged her for making people eat food perceived to be unhygienic.
A user, Ghana TV opined: “So the people with juju that eat her food I want to ask have Babawo called you yet?”
“Ah wey she take cook give manners. Doesn’t she know she was not supposed to do that?” Real Papaya wrote.
Hetty Akofor said: “And she couldn’t choose any other dates on her period calendar to take up this task….chai and my country is making this trend cos they hv no relevant issues in Ghana to broadcast.”
Obissyn Ceo reacted: “Why perform such a thing on your menstrual period in the first place? Or is it that she doesn’t know her cycle well or it came unexpectedly??”
“Maybe it came unexpectedly because cooking or taking a challenge like this whiles you were on ur period. wow…..and you sitting on tv telling ppl you were cooking and serving plenty ppl with that,” another user, Efya’s mother said.
Ivri on his part wrote: “So disgusting to disclose this, stupid girl, u expecting a standing up ovation for this ridiculous info nha! Get ur brain to check.”
Tyma best also weighed in, stating: “You make people chop your period.”
“But why would you choose to attempt to break a record while you’re on your period?? Y’all just be making y’all lives harder,” Mr. Debonair wrote.