Renowned Superbiker Ogbonnaya ‘FD’ Kanu Goes #BreakingLimits Again with his North American Tour
In 2012, Kanu made history as the first Nigerian motorcyclist to ride solo to Europe and back, covering a total distance of over 16,000km. In 2014, in the midst of the Ebola crisis, he rode from the Southernmost tip of the African continent to Lagos – braving the risk of being turned back at some of the African countries’ borders due to the Ebola epidemic.
This year, FD, as he is known in the biking community has embarked on a North American Tour, also in a bid to attain the Triple Crown Award – only ten to fifteen riders achieve this riding milestone in a typical year. It is a tough and unique standard that is accomplished by tough and unique riders.
In order to qualify for the Triple Crown, FD will have to participate in three different tours – The 3Flags Classic (which involves a cross country ride into the countries of USA, Canada and Mexico); The USA Four Corners tour – an intensive, high endurance ride to the four corners of the USA, and lastly the California Missions Tour. All the rides are organized by the Southern California Motorcycling Association.
An interesting feature of this year’s motorcycling adventure, was that his wife, Eseohe Kanu, accompanied him on the 3Flags Classic. “This has been my fantasy trip. A cross country motorcycle ride..from warm (hot actually) Houston, Texas to cold Kimberly, Canada…7 days, beautiful scenery, lovely towns, old towns and extreme weather with my motorcycle family and the love of my life, my husband. We went through some pretty amazing roads, curvy and roller coaster-like, through and up the mountains, in sun, heavy winds, rain and snow. We spent nights at amazing places, good food and lovely company,” she said.
At the heart of his passion for riding is his service to financially disadvantaged orphans and fatherless children, by providing them with scholarships from primary to first degree level via the Fotodadi Foundation (FD Foundation), of which he is a co-founder.
The proceeds from the sales of his books (FD Breaking Limits:Road to Europe) about his motorcycling adventures are also channeled to the foundation.
The FD Foundation currently sponsors the education of 40 children, and is aided by the support of individuals and organizations. Interested sponsors/supporters may visit the foundation’s website at www.fdfoundation.org.
To Follow FD on his adventure, connect with him at
Facebook: @FDBreakingLimits and @FD247
FD’s YouTube channel has a collection of short clips, where he highlights contrasts between the western world and Nigeria, sometimes in a humorous way.