THROWBACK to When Olabisi Ajala Toured Europe on his Vespa [VIDEO]

In October of 1957, Nigerian Olabisi Ajala, a famed traveller, toured Europe on his moped.

Ajala received fame for the first time in July, 1952 for travelling over 2, 200 miles from Chicago to Los Angeles on his bicycle.

Ajala poses with Jawaharlal Nehru in Delhi (Source: Ajala, An African Abroad, 1963)

Moshood Adisa Olabisi Ajala, also known as Ọlábísí Àjàlá, was a Nigerian journalist, travel writer, actor, and later Lagos socialite. He is famous for being a globe-trotter, with escapades in Israel, Egypt, Palestine, India, the United States, and elsewhere.

Upon his death this year, he was 87 years of age.

See his famous travels below:



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