Nigerian biker, Ogbonnaya Kanu or Foto Dadi, as he is fondly called, is one biker who has broken several records and done the country proud in his chosen past time.
In 2012, Kanu became the first Nigerian biker to ride solo from Lagos, Nigeria to Austria, riding through France, Germany, Austria, and Italy.
His latest feat, which began in October 2014, has seen him ride his way from South Africa to Lagos, breaking another record by becoming the first Nigerian biker to be admitted to the Iron Butt Association, widely regarded as the world’s toughest motorcycle riders for riding over 1,600 kilometers in 24 hours.
A chemical engineer and entrepreneur, Kanu has ridden motorcycles in twenty six countries; in twenty three of these countries, he rode his Nigerian-registered motorcycle.
For Kanu, riding has turned out to be not just a hobby for adventure and thrill-seeking, but his prolific riding record has served to repaint the image of Nigerians perceived by foreigners.
He has attained Levels 1 & 2 GS BMW Off Road Skills, Levels 1& 2 training at the California Superbike School, UK is the co-founder and member of the Board of Trustees of the Easy Riders Motorcycle Club of Nigeria – Nigeria’s first motorcycle club. He has also co-founded the Ride Easy Motorcycle Training School, Superbike Clubs Association of Nigeria, and Ride Easy Motorcycling Club of Lagos, where he also serves on the Board of Trustees.
Kano is also the first and returning vice president of the Association of Nigerian Motorcycle Clubs. He is currently on his way back to Lagos.
Below are pictures from his trip.
Join the remainder of his adventure on his Facebook pages: