…how he became tall
Meet the Tallest #Nigerian, Afeez Agoro who stands at roughly 7 feet 4 inches tall and is unofficially considered as the country’s tallest person.
Agoro, a true giant, instantly turns heads and attracts attention whenever he walks into a room. In fact, most people don’t even come close to matching his shoulders when they stand near him. If you think you’re tall, one look at Afeez Agoro will convince you otherwise.
Afeez Agoro Oladimeji is a Nigerian citizen who was previously recognised as the tallest man in Nigeria. At 2.25 metres (7 ft 5 in), he stands shorter than his 2.41 metres (7 ft 11 in) compatriot, Abiodun Adegoke, who is likely the tallest man in Nigeria.
Afeez Agoro was born in the city of Sabo Yaba, Lagos State on 13 December 1975 as the last child of three children for his mother who was the second wife of his late father. Afeez moved with his family to Akoka Yaba where he grew up and also had his education, he attended St. Finbarr’s College, Yaba. Afeez obtained his ordinary National Diploma certificate from the University of Lagos and went further to get his Higher National Diploma certificate from the Lagos state Polytechnic.
Agoro had a normal growth until he developed an ailment at the age of nineteen and when taking to a hospital, was diagnosed with Acromegaly, known commonly as gigantism, which made him grow vertically at a very rapid rate. Agoro unsuccessfully tried to combat the ailment and currently stands at 7’5″ which makes him among the tallest people in Africa.
In 2003, upon graduating from the Lagos State Polytechnic, Afeez Agoro went for his compulsory one-year National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme in Kolokuma Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, Nigeria.
Afeez Agoro has had the opportunity to feature in movies and in August 2018, I Am Agoro a Reality TV Show centred around his life and what it feels like living as the tallest man in Nigeria started airing exclusively on Linda Ikeji TV (LITV).
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