I. Who is the tallest man in Nigeria?
Pause for a second and imagine what you would do if you are the tallest man in Nigeria. Would you have gone into sports or take up a job in a corporation? Whatever you do, you are bound to always stand out. It is not something you would wish for if you are the type that loves to hide away from public eyes.
The tallest man in Nigeria posing with popular blogger Linda Ikeji
Being the tallest man in the country, it’s fair to say he deserves to live in the tallest building in Nigeria. The question is: do the current occupants of Necom House have extra space for him to move in?
Nevertheless, we expect nothing less of excitement and challenges for being the tallest man in Nigeria. Let’s cut the chase and get straight to the business of why we are here. Here on Naijauto, we will be telling you about the tallest man in Nigeria, his background and the cars we believe he will fit in perfectly.
Afeez Agoro Oladimeji - Biography of the tallest man in Nigeria
Born on the 13th of December in Sabo Yaba, Lagos State, Afeez Agoro Oladimeji is the tallest man in Nigeria at 7 ft’4 inches. He is the last of three children. Afeez relocated with his family to Akoka where he spent most of his childhood. He had his secondary education at St. Finbarr’s College in Yaba, where he proceeded to the University of Lagos for his ordinary National Diploma certificate. He also attended Lagos State Polytechnic for his National Diploma certificate.
Afeez Agoro was diagnosed with gigantism as the time when he was 19 years of age
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Afeez Agoro is an actor, a journey he began during his mandatory National Youth Service Corps in Kolokuma Local Government Area of Bayelsa State in Nigeria. He also starred in his reality TV Show ‘I Am Agoro’, which is centred on his life story and challenges as the tallest man in Nigeria.
Agoro spotted with the tallest model in Nigeria
At age 19, Agoro was diagnosed with Gigantism, also known in the medical field as Acromegaly. This ailment made him grow vertically at an exponential rate. He was unable to cure the ailment, which put his height at 7’4”. Agoro is also considered one of the tallest people in Africa.
The tallest man in Nigeria is measured at 7 ft'4 inches tall
According to Agoro the tallest man in Nigeria, his father who is now late had to build a house that would be easy for him to move in and out. Several attempts by his parents to remedy the medical issue were to no avail. He said he was seen as alien by his friends who felt surprised by his abnormal growth.
His family has been his major support system in helping him cope with the difficulties of rheumatism. Afeez also underwent a heart correction surgery in the U.S because of his abnormal vertical growth. Because of his height, most of the things he wears are custom made while others are shipped from overseas.
Watch as Afeez Agoro took us through his journey as the tallest man in the country.
Nigeria's Tallest Man, Hafis Agoro on being A Giant As A Blessing & A Curse - GMNS
II. Best cars for the tallest man in Nigeria
Someone as tall as Afeez Agoro will need something special to drive if he intends to enjoy his experience on the road. It is easy to suggest a customized car like most of the things he uses on a daily basis. However, his financial capability might not be able to get one.
In 2008, the world’s tallest man Leonid Stadnyk was gifted a custom-made Chevrolet Tacuma by the Ukrainian president to combat the daily stress of fitting into a car. Luckily, there are many production cars now that are tailored-made by the manufacturers to accommodate people of significant height.
The Ukrainian president donated a specially made vehicle to the tallest man in the world in 2008
1. Subaru Forester
Agoro will surely need a car with ample legroom room and sufficient headroom. This is where the Subaru Forester comes in. We understand there are several Foresters out there, but we will recommend the more recent ones since they offer bigger, more functional interiors and lots of safety features.
The SUV also offers a big cargo space as much as 35.4 cubic feet, especially for the 2019 model. For the new models of Subaru Forester, drivers can get up to 41.2 inches of headroom at the front and legroom of 43.3 inches.
The Subaru Forester has enough space to accommodate someone as incredibly tall as Afeez Agoro
2. Chevrolet Colorado
If Afeez Agoro decides to go for a pickup truck, we would recommend a Chevrolet Colorado. It offers 41.1 inches of headroom at the front and legroom of 45 inches. The Chevrolet Colorado also comes fitted with a powerful engine with a big interior space. It is a perfect blend of power and luxury.
Chevrolet Colorado offers luxury, space and power
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3. Toyota Highlander
This is another SUV built for people of any size or height. It offers noteworthy space for extra passengers. Tall people will particularly enjoy the front and second row. It has front legroom of 44.2 inches and front headroom of 40.7 inches. The 2018 Toyota Highlander offers remarkable safety features like dynamic cruise control, forward collision warning and avoidance, and adaptive high beam.
The Toyota Highlander is one of the most powerful SUVs in Nigeria for its reliability, power and space
4. Chevrolet Suburban
The Chevrolet Suburban is another recommended SUV for the tallest man in Nigeria. It is a large vehicle with enough cabin room and impressive towing capacity. It gives the driver headroom of 42.8 inches and legroom of 45.3 inches. With its V8 engine, the SUV is more than ready to take Agoro all over the country.
The Suburban is another large SUV that befits the tallest man right now in Nigeria
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5. Ford Expedition
The Ford Expedition is one of the most powerful SUVs around. In recent times, the American carmaker has done a lot of welcomed adjustments in terms of overall look, functionality and safety. One reason why we actually picked this SUV for the tallest man is because of its interior space. It offers front headroom of 42 inches and front legroom of 43.9 inches.
Agoro will have a spell time driving the Expedition SUV for its impressive front headroom and legroom
We know that he is not as tall as the Turkish Sultan Kosen, who is considered by the Guinness World Record as the tallest man in the world at 8 ft. 2.82 inches. Yet, Afeez Oladimeji Agoro is the tallest man in Nigeria. If he decides to join the military tomorrow, he will become the tallest man in Nigerian army. The vehicles highlighted here are some of those capable of giving him that needed comfort on the road regardless of his incredible height.
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