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Ademilola Lola Odujinrin First African to fly the world solo on a single engine plane

Ademilola (Lola) Oyewale Odujinrin was born in London England to Nigerian parents (Segun and Elizabeth Odujinrin), and moved to Nigeria as a toddler. At a young age Lola became obsessed with flying; making kites and taking an interest in the mechanics of flight, knowing that he wanted to become a pilot. He studied Aerospace Engineering in Queen Mary (University of London), and currently works as an airline pilot. He is also a motivational speaker and empowers the youths to achieve greatness.

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Lola’s Blog: Taking the first step

Dreams do come true … I did it on the 29th June 2016. The first African to fly solo around the world and in an aircraft half the size of an average family car. It only washed over me once I’d finally landed. The dangers I’d faced, the challenges I overcame, the strength I found.…

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Solo pilot takes the world by storm

British Nigerian Lola Odujinrin’s successful global circumnavigation in a single-engined aircraft without conventional support is a first for an African – a feat he describes as his greatest achievement in aviation. Gruelling trip involved overcoming multiple obstacles, says Odujinrin What sparked your interest in aviation? It started at a young age and I thought it…

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Monocle Weekly Interviewed Ademilola Lola Odujinrin, Happy Listening

Monocle 24 is a round-the-clock global radio station, featuring live shows and podcasts covering news, foreign affairs, business, culture, design, urbanism, food & drink, print media and more. They also have a playlist to accompany you day and night, often augmented by live sessions hosted at Midori House. On this episode, Monocle Weekly had a…

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I’m The First African To Fly Around The World Solo – The Huffingtonpost UK

We were created for meaningful work, and one of life’s greatest pleasures is the satisfaction of a job well done. John C Maxwell. Ademilola “Lola” Odujinrin has made the HuffingtonPost Newspaper again in less than 10 months this year 2017. HuffPost (formerly The Huffington Post and sometimes abbreviated HuffPo) is a liberal American news and opinion website and blog that now has both localized and international…

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