I drove from London to Lagos to inspire the next generation – Pelumi Nubi

Nigerian content creator, Pelumi Nubi has shared the reason she embarked on a trip from London in the United Kingdom, to Lagos, Nigeria by road.

The travel enthusiast, who arrived Lagos on Sunday, April 7, 2024, said she wanted to motivate other women to leave their comfort zones and engage in challenging activities.

I drove from London to Lagos to inspire the next generation - Pelumi Nubi

Nubi revealed that she encountered numerous challenges while driving but she continued the journey and posted it on social media in order to ‘inspire the next generation.’

She said; “I wanted to inspire more women to step out of their comfort zones and do things that were challenging for them. I wanted to explore the two places I consider home— London and Lagos; as well as tour West African countries, because not much is known about such places. It was important for me to do this and inspire other travellers, that they can step out of their comfort zones too.

“The most difficult border to cross was the longest one I stayed at, and that was Liberia. I stayed there for two nights. Other challenges I faced included navigating it all on my own as a woman.

“I did not have a team, so I had to wear multiple hats and do it all flawlessly. I had to constantly keep people updated on social media, which was also a very important part of the trip, so as to inspire the next generation.”

Asked about her future plans, Nubi said; “I have always been a traveller, and I have been to over 80 countries. It is something I will definitely continue to do, especially as regards the educational service and policy changes in border control. We need to do better to make sure it is freer to travel around Africa.”

The newly appointed Lagos state Tourism Ambassador stated that she never entertained the thought of quitting, despite the ghastly accident she was involved in during the trip.