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Sanwo-Olu Meets Lady Who Drove From London to Lagos (Photo)

Posted by Thandiubani on Mon 08th Apr, 2024 -

Nubi, 28, said she hoped the trip inspired young women to undertake impossible challenges.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has met with the Nigerian lady who drove from London to Lagos.
The lady identified as Pelumi Nubi is a travel content creator.
She drove solo from London to Lagos in a Peugeot 107. Speaking yesterday, she said she embarked on the journey to open up West Africa to the world.
Nubi, 28, said she hoped the trip inspired young women to undertake impossible challenges.
Speaking on her arrival in Lagos, she hailed the fanfare that greeted her.
Her words: “I feel elated and amazing. I knew I would have a homecoming, but I didn’t envision this size. The journey was ‘up-and-down’, but to see the warm welcome from so many has been incredible.

“I was trying to connect the two places I consider home. I was born in Lagos and I grew up in London, so I wanted to connect both. Usually, I would fly in, but most times, I wanted to see what West Africa is like and this was an opportunity. In terms of overland travel, there was not enough representation.

“There were not enough people that looked like me. This would inspire young women that they can do daring things, they can step out of their comfort zone and change the narrative of the African continent. This journey is opening up the world to other people to visit the continent.

“It was challenging. Having to do it was challenging. However, the cheering from my online family which grew from 10,000 to more than 200,000 motivated me. I am so grateful to everyone and I do not take it all for granted.”
Nubi’s father, Prof. Nubi Gbenga, expressed thanks and gratitude to the Almighty for her daughter’s safety.
He said: “Many times, we were scared. For me, I was scared every day, particularly when she was sleeping, because she was sleeping on the roadside in this tiny car (Peugeot 107). In the desert, she slept by the roadside, and woke up in the morning in a forest. When she moved to another town, we would start praying again. For us, it’s been two months of sleepless nights.”

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