Nigerian solo driver enters Africa from London

Nigerian solo driver enters Africa from London


Nigerian travel content creator Pelumi Nubi has arrived in Africa in her ambitious solo drive from London to Lagos.

Her plan includes traversing through 17 countries through a distance of more than 7,000km (4,340 miles), with the goal of reaching Lagos in just two months.

The 29-year-old avid traveller has been sharing updates from her journey, starting from Paris, France, after departing from England early this month.

On Sunday, she posted a video on Instagram of her arriving in Morocco.

“I won’t sugarcoat it – crossing into Morocco from Spain had me on edge initially,” she wrote.

Her route includes navigating through the West Sahara desert, Mauritania, Senegal, The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Mali, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, and finally, Nigeria, reaching Lagos.

Ms Nubi believes she is the first black woman to attempt this journey.

She emphasizes that her goal is not about breaking records but rather showing the world that “impossible” is just a word, as she initially announced the challenge in November.

Editorial Chief, Nigerian Bureau

Kings UBA is a Nigerian journalist and writer. I have reported for major local and international news organisations. I write satire. In 2017, I started contributing stories primarily to Discover Africa News Network. I can be reached on I currently manage Discover Africa News social media handles