Pelumi Nubi, the Nigerian travel content creator driving from London to Lagos, says she has been denied entry at the Sierra Leonian border.


In a post via her Instagram page on Tuesday, Pelumi could be seen shedding tears while saying she was “exhausted and tired”.

She disclosed that they do not believe she is “driving from London” and that “right-handed drives” are not allowed in Sierra Leone.

“They said access was denied so close to the finish line and I am facing a tide of challenges that feels relentless. Each border crossing, a battle against multiple red tapes. This time Sierra Leone, they don’t want my ‘right-hand’ drive car to come into their country,” she wrote.


“It feels like every step forward, I’m pushed three steps back. I am quickly reminded that I’m not on a physical journey but a spiritual one too, so turning to prayer when the weight feels too heavy to bear alone. This is a call to all of you, my virtual family, to send your words of hope and encouragement.

“Because, hmm, do I have stories for days? Your support truly means so much to me, and I really hope they let me and the car into Sierra Leone soon. For now we are here waiting for some good news.”


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In November, Nubi announced her intention to embark on a solo trip from London to Lagos.


She commenced the trip in a car on January 30.

Pelumi recently announced that she is scheduled to arrive in Lagos on March 23 — after driving for nearly two months.

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