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Nigerian Tourist Eyes World Record, Begins Tour of 54 African Countries

Ilerioluwa Babalobi, a Nigerian traveler, aims to set a Guinness World Record for the quickest time to visit all African countries and all mainland African countries.

In an Instagram post, Babalobi stated that he plans to visit all 54 African countries utilizing public transportation and not a single aircraft ride.

The 31-year-old traveler began his vacation on April 16. He stated that he would complete the voyage in nine months and spend five days in each country.

Babalobi stated that the cash earned from the tour would be donated to the Nigerian Red Cross, a nonprofit organization that helps the impoverished.

He also stated that the trip would be used to support the Borderless African Campaign, which is being led by a non-governmental organization called Africa Rising.

“More important than the record though is the fact that I get an opportunity to fulfill a long held dream of mine,” he said.

“And probably more important than even all that is an opportunity to give back to the society by fundraising for the Nigerian Red Cross throughout the trip.”

Babalobi has traveled to all 36 states in Nigeria, all 16 regions of Ghana, and more than a dozen African countries.

As of the time of writing, he had visited Benin, Togo, and Ghana.

Babalobi has joined the growing number of Nigerians attempting to achieve new world records since the beginning of 2023.

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