Will Smith surprises a man who crossed Africa on a bicycle to go to university | Lifestyle

Will Smith sent his support in a surprise video call to a Guinean student who crossed Africa by bicycle to study at a top university.

Mamadou Safaiou Barry made headlines in 2023 for his determination to study Islamic theology at an elite school.

Since he couldn’t afford a flight to Egypt from Guinea, he drew a map of Africa in his notebook and set off on a second-hand mountain bike.

The 25-year-old cycled thousands of kilometers across the continent in the hope of securing a place and finding a way to finance it.

Four months and seven countries later, he received a full scholarship to Al-Azhar University in Cairo.

His incredible story caught the attention of Smith, who sat down to chat with Barry on a video call.

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