A Nigerian pilot who works for Air Djibouti, Ademola Odujinrin has become the first African to fly solo around the world.

In a statement released by Odujinrin’s foundation, Transcend, the 38-year-old left Washington in September last year in a Cirrus SR22 and stopped over in more than 15 countries .

He landed at his starting point at Duller Airport just outside the American Capital on March 29.

A commercial airline pilot since 2011, Odujinrin has been listed by Earthrounders, an aviation cum navigation website, as the first African to have flown around the world alone. He is now counted among 120 pilots in the world to have achieved the rare feat, the first being an  American, Wiley Post in 1933.