London to Lagos: Pelumi Nubi arrives in Nigeria after 68 days on road

Pelumi Nubi has completed a solo road trip from London to Lagos.

Nubi was received at the Nigeria-Benin Republic border on behalf of Lagos state government by Commissioner of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mrs Toke Benson-Awoyinka and the Special Adviser, Tourism, Arts and Culture, Idris Aregbe

During her solo road trip, Pelumi Nubi faced a daunting challenge in March when she survived a crash. Video footage showed severe damage to her vehicle’s front and a shattered windshield.

Nubi started from England, crossed into France, Spain and headed to Morocco then through the West Sahara Desert, Mauritania, Senegal, The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Mali, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Ghana, Togo, Benin finally  reaching Lagos.

Nubi’s passion for travel is not new. In 2022, she made headlines for having visited 77 countries by the age of 27. With her latest adventure, she has further expanded her global footprint. 

Gboyega Akosile, Special Adviser, Media and Publicity to Lagos Governor on Sunday, tweeted: “Lagos State Government gives a hero’s welcome to @peluminubi_, a Nigeria-British citizen who who did a solo drive from London to Lagos.

“Pelumi was received at the Nigeria-Benin Republic border on behalf of Lagos State Government by the Hon Commissioner of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mrs Toke Benson-Awoyinka and the Special Adviser, Tourism, Arts and Culture @IdrisConnecting.