Nigerian Biker, Kunle Adeyanju, who embarked on an adventurous trip from London to Lagos for charity, arrived in Lagos on Sunday afternoon.
Adeyanju spoke about his adventure at a reception organised in his honour by the Ikeja Rotary Club District 9110.
He extolled the beauty, cultures and hospitality of Africa, advising Africans to write their stories themselves.
The biker said there were lots of interesting discoveries as well as challenges everywhere during the 41 days bike ride from London to Lagos.
He said, “Every day you ride, every kilometre is full of challenges. I have done close to 12,000 kms, 3,000 kms was done in Europe, while the other 9,000 kilos were done in Africa.
“And these 9,000 kms took me not just to the capital, but took me to the villages, the towns, and the hinterland, the desolate place, the isolated area, the most inhospitable places.
“All through this journey through Africa, I discovered a true African story. I was able to communicate the message of polio to the people who were receptive towards me.”
He said it was fulfilling to see many people from across Africa accept the message to end polio in Africa
Adeyanju said it was fearful beginning the journey because all the intelligent reports concerning the countries of Africa, which he was to pass through, were damning.
“But after travelling over 9,000 kms to some of these isolated places, I discovered the African story and I discovered that African people are nice.
“Africa is a beautiful continent. It is a land of diversity where every kilometre, every meter you cover, you discover something interesting, something that educates you.
“I know this was like an ‘aha’ moment for me. And I said, this is not what I read about Africa,” he added.