Nollywood actress Ufuoma McDermott has extended a heartfelt apology to Indian chef Lata Tondon on behalf of Nigerians for the cyberbullying she faced during the recent cook-a-thon event organized by Hilda Baci.
Chef Lata, who was the former Guinness World Record holder for the longest cooking by an individual, faced severe online harassment from Nigerians during the event.
Taking to her Instagram page, Ufuoma expressed admiration for Chef Lata, commending her for paving the way for numerous young women to follow.
She acknowledged the torch that Chef Lata had lit, illuminating a path for others to walk on.
Although Chef Lata’s record was eventually surpassed and her crown was stripped from her, Ufuoma emphasized that her title as the first woman to hold the record will forever be recognized.
She urged Chef Lata to continue inspiring and guiding young people in pursuing their dreams.
“Today I choose to celebrate an inspiration, Chef Lata Tondon. Because she did, our awesome Hilda Baci could. Lata, you lit a torch to light a path, and now many can see on that path. Being the first woman to hold a Guinness World Record for the longest cooking by an individual is no small feat.”