Freetown, SIERRA LEONE – Sierra Leone’s acclaimed rap artist, Drizilik, is not only conquering the music scene but is also embarking on a unique adventure this year – the Budapest-Bamako Rally. As he travels from Europe to Africa on land, navigating through tough climate conditions and challenging terrains, Drizilik shared his thrilling experiences with Awoko newspaper.
“The driving has been easy so far,” Drizilik revealed. “We got stuck for about an hour on our first day in the dunes, but we were quickly rescued. We’ve not gone through really rough terrain for most of the trip.”
Carrying a portable fridge stocked with food and ample water, Drizilik emphasized the meticulous preparation for the demanding journey. “Europe was very cold, Morocco is just chilly but not as much as Europe. It really gets cold at night, though.”
Currently navigating the rugged paths and chilly terrains of Morocco, Drizilik, finds himself five days into the Budapest-Bamako Rally. Amidst the breathtaking landscapes and diverse climates, Drizilik shares his experiences, encapsulating the essence of this remarkable journey; offering a taste of its spectacular mountain roads and the mystical allure of the Sahara.
The Budapest-Bamako Rally, known for its demanding routes and unexpected adventures, promises an incredible journey in 2024. Starting in Budapest on January 26, teams will navigate through Europe, encountering only one extra-long marathon stage. The rally then ventures into Morocco, with its spectacular mountain roads, rocky paths, and glimpses of Sahara’s beauty.
Mauritania awaits with golden sand dunes, soft desert paths, and fast salt flats, offering a pure Saharan driving experience. Senegal welcomes participants with grassy savannas, traditional African village life, and festivals featuring local bands and DJs.
As Drizilik traverses from Europe to Africa on land, facing tough climate conditions and diverse terrains, the Budapest-Bamako Rally becomes not just a musical journey but a testament to resilience and adventure across continents. OG/2/2/2024