Tallest Man in Nigeria Afeez Agoro Is Dead, Aged 48
Reports, Afeez Agoro died today, Thursday, June 15, 2023, after a prolonged illness. Early last month, Afeez Agoro had released a video to seek financial help in order to undergo surgery due to his battle with chronic hip arthritis.
However, it was yet to be known if he was able to get help for the surgery before his demise.
Afeez Agoro who stood 7 ft 5 was previously recognized as the tallest man in Nigeria. He was shorter than his compatriot, Abiodun Adegoke who stands at 7 ft 11 in.
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.
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.
Afeez Agoro has had the opportunity to feature in movies and in August 2018, I Am Agoro a Reality TV Show centres around his life and what it feels like living as the tallest man in Nigeria started airing exclusively on Linda Ikeji TV