The London to Lagos Biker, Kunle Adeyanju has been installed as Aare Aniyikaye of Offa, Kwara State.
Kunle Adeyanju was honored by his Royal Highness, Oba Muhammed Mufutau Gbadamosi Ajagungbade l Esuwoye ll, the Olofa of Offa for his charity ride from London to Lagos in a bid to end polio in the world.
The Offa-born biker arrived his hometown on Sunday, June 12, 2022, to visit the royal father and his people after his mission was accomplished.
Earlier, Kunle Adeyanju visited his Alma Mata, Oyun Baptist High School Ijagbo to associate with the school alumni association and encourage students to be focused on their set goals and objectives.
The Oyun Baptist High School Alumni Association congratulated Adeyanju on his achievement and commended him for coming to share his greatness with the students as a means of encouragement.
Kunle Adeyanju left London on April 19 with a simple goal in mind, to reach Lagos and raise funds to support the fight against polio. He passed through 13 countries and covered 13,000 kilometers distance, Nigerian-born Kunle Adeyanju crossed the Benin-Nigeria border after a 41-day journey on his motorcycle.
At the Seme-Krake border post entering Nigeria from Benin, Adeyanju received yet a new stamp on his passport to prove the 13 countries he crossed. The funds generated from his adventure will go to charity with 20% dedicated to the End polio now campaign.
According to him” If you look at the issue of polio, we need to get rid of it, Adeyanju said. We have the technology, we have the vaccine, so we can do it. The point is, why are people not doing it, why have we not been able to do it? It is all about awareness. “
The rider has been documenting his adventures online and became a sensation.
Speaking about his next adventure, he said ” I will be riding from Lagos to Israel, then through Asia, basically I will be heading to the Tibetan Plateau. Then there I am going to ride to Everest Base Camp, then when I get to Everest Base Camp, I wanna attempt to climb Mount Everest .”
He however urged the Africans to tell their stories to the world, “My discovery, my one take-home from this ride, is the story of African people, I discovered that African people are nice people, African people are hospitable people. Africa is a land of diversity, it is a land where everywhere step you go through, you discover something new, something interesting. It is totally different from what I read about Africa in the media. “