Nigeria’s Towering Figure, Afeez Agoro Is Dead

The Life and Legacy of Nigeria's Tallest Man

Afeez Agoro Oladimeji, a prominent figure in the Nigerian film industry and widely recognized as one of the country’s tallest men, has passed away. His demise has left a significant void in the entertainment industry and the hearts of many Nigerians.

Agoro, who stood at an impressive height of 2.25 meters (7 ft 4 in), was born in Sabo Yaba, Lagos State. His growth was normal until the age of nineteen when he was diagnosed with Acromegaly, a condition commonly known as gigantism. This led to a rapid vertical growth spurt, making him one of the tallest people in Africa.

Despite the challenges posed by his condition, Agoro carved out a successful career in the entertainment industry. After graduating from the Lagos State Polytechnic in 2003, he completed his compulsory one-year National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme in Kolokuma Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, Nigeria.

His towering presence caught the attention of many, and he soon found opportunities in the film industry. In August 2018, he starred in “I Am Agoro,” a reality TV show that aired exclusively on Linda Ikeji TV. The show offered viewers a glimpse into his life and the unique experiences of living as one of the tallest men in Nigeria.

Agoro’s passing was confirmed by a close female relative in a phone conversation with Daily Trust. The news has been met with an outpouring of condolences from fans and members of the Akoka/Bariga community, where he was a well-known figure.

Agoro passed away at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital on Wednesday evening after a prolonged battle with his condition. His death is a significant loss to the Nigerian entertainment industry, and he will be remembered for his contributions to film and television.

As preparations for his burial commence, the nation mourns the loss of a man who, despite his physical stature, was known for his humility and kindness. Afeez Agoro Oladimeji’s legacy will continue to inspire many, reminding us that even in the face of adversity, one can rise to great heights.

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