The Dinka people of South Sudan are believed to be the tallest in Africa. Today, this African race in its more or less pure form lives mainly in the southern Sudan and surrounding areas. In the case of some Sudanese tribes, a sample from the 1950s estimated the average male height to be 6ft. 4in while women of 1.8 m (6 ft). The most famous group and more racially preserved of the Sudanese race are the Nilotic tribes (from Upper Nile area).

The most famous are Maasai, Turkana, Samburu and Dinka, whose main occupation is animal husbandry.  Dinka people do not eat during daytime. In the evening, the family gathers around the fire to eat milk, fish, cooked water tubers, vegetables and rarely goat meat… 

Here are some of the few tallest people we’re constantly crushing on 😊

 Stephanie Okereke Linus, the stunning and gorgeous  multiple award winning Actress, Director, Multi-Brand Ambassador and Entrepreneur is 5′ 11′. 

 

 

Former miss earth South Sudan  Aheu Deng  is 6′ 5”

 

 

Meet Congolese American Dikembe Mutombo Mpolondo Mukamba Jean-Jacques aka  Dikembe Mutombo 

 Dikembe ((Height: 7′ 2″) is a retired basketball player who use to play for the Houston Rockets of the NBA….

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Dikembe Mutombo is a well known humanitarian in his native DR Congo. He started the Dikembe Mutombo Foundation to improve the living conditions in his country…  he received the Goodermote humanitarian Award for his relentless efforts to reduce polio globally and improve the health of the neglected and undeserved populations in his country…

 

The Stunning and gorgeous Australian female professional basketball player Elizabeth Cambage, (Height 6′ 8″)

 

 

 American professional basketball Brittney Griner is 6ft 8 

 

 

Luol Deng of the Minnesota Timberwolves is originally from Wau in South Sudan (Height: 6ft. 9 inches).  

Bakare Mubarak is the tallest male model in Nigeria is 7′ 4” 

 

American professional basketball Glory Johnson  is 6ft 3′

Cameroonian professional basketball Joel Embiid, (Height: 7′ 0″), he currently plays for the Philadelphia 76ers

To find out more about Joel Embiid please visit:  @Joelembiid

Popular South Sudanese-British model and designer Alek Wek (Height: 5′ 11″)

Alek Wek  is very famous is the world especially in the fashion industry, she has modelled for the likes of Chanel, Calvin Klein, John Galliano, Christian Dior, Donna Karan, Jasper Conran, Jean Paul Gaultier, Michael Kors, Karl Lagerfeld and more.

Her book ‘The Extraordinary Life of a Sudanese Refugee’ tells her inspiring story, from war torn zone in Sudan, how she and her family were able to escape when she was just 14 years…. Alek Wek has also appeared as a guest judge on America’s Next Top Model…

 

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Meet Amazon Amanda – International Fetish Model 

 

 

 

Meet Guinness records holder Ekaterina Lisina,(Height: 6′ 9″) the woman with the World’s Longest Legs (52.2in)

 
Award winning Nigerian born British artist, Oladapo Fagbenle, popularly known as Daps, (Height: 6′ 9″) is a former NCAA athlete, now a video director Daps is known for directing best music videos for recording artists such as Migos, Davido, Wizkid Plug Walk, Stormzy, Kendrick Lamar, Afeez Agoro of Nigeria 7ft…

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Australian-South Sudanese Dinka born supermodel Ajak Deng, (Height: 5′ 11″) Ajak has modelled for the likes of Jean Paul Gaultier, Louis Vuitton, Topshop, Chloe, Valentino, Barneys, Marc Jacobs, MAC and Levis

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Meet Sudanese Actor/Speaker/Global listener/Goodwill Ambassador, UNHCR/UN Refugees Agency Ger Duany, (Height: 6.2) 

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he is one of the celebs who give back to the community. The former child solder ”gives a voice to other refugees, especially now we have emergencies all over Africa. It is easy to forget the situation that is ongoing for a long time. He needed voice in creating awareness on refugees in Kenya and in Africa.”

 

 

Famous NBA Player Michael Jordan is  6′ 6′

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 Famous Model, activist and actor Naomi Campbell 

 

Bob-Manuel Udokwu is a Nollywood actor, director, producer and politician. He is 6′ 0” tall. 

 

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Bob-Manuel is a graduate of University of Port Harcort with a Certificate and Bachelors of Arts Degree in Theatre Arts with a MBA in Political Science….

Bob-Manuel Udokwu  first starred in the TV series  “CHECKMATE” between 1991 and 1995.. He has since featured in numerous movies… We love all his movies how about you?

What is your favourite Bob-Manuel Udokwu movies?

 

Twins: Nigerian-American Chinenye and Nneka Ogwumike. Nneka is 6.2ft tall. Chinenye is 6.3ft tall

Chinenye Ogwumike (6.3ft) is an WNBA player and  the president of the WNBPA

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Nneka Ogwumike  plays for the Los Angeles Sparks (6.2ft)

 

 

Shaquille O’Neal aka “Shaq” (Height: 7′ 1is a retired Award winning  professional basketball player

 

The stunning and gorgeous Film Producer,  Actress and Entrepreneur Yvonne Nelson, (Height 6′ 0”)

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Yvonne Nelson shot to fame after a big-screen role in Princess Tyra and Playboy. Yvonne has since become a household name in the whole of Africa and overseas. She has starred in hundreds of Ghanaian and Nigerian movies…Yvonne owns YN Productions and has produced a record breaking African movie, ‘Single & Married, her current movie Heels & Sneakers is also a hit…

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Popularly known as RMD, Richard Mofe-Damijo (Height: 6’2) was born July 6, 1961 he is a Nigerian actor and politician. In 2005 he won the African Movie Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role. Since January 2009 he is the Commissioner for Culture and Tourism in Delta State, Nigeria. Mofe-Damijo was born in Warri, Delta State, Nigeria.

He attended Midwest College, Warri and Anglican Grammar School and was a member of the Drama Club. He enrolled into the University of Benin to continue his education and studied Theatre Arts. In 1997 Mofe-Damijo returned to the university to study law at the University of Lagos and graduated in 2004…

 

 

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Kwame aged 14 is believed to be the tallest student from Agona Swedru in the Central Region of Ghana. He is 6′ 7

 

 

 

Kwame aged 14 is believed to be the tallest man from Agona Swedru in the Central Region of Ghana. He is 6′ 7”

 

Kwame aged 14 is believed to be the tallest man from Agona Swedru in the Central Region of Ghana. He is 6′ 7”

 Stunning Lebanon beauty Nadine Abdel Aziz 

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WNBA Atlanta Dream Center Star Imani McGee-Stafford 

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Bismack Biyombo is a Congolese professional basketball player, this NBA center is 6.9ft. Biyombo comes from a huge family  and has about 7 siblings (very common in Africa) he speaks more than 4 languages: Swahili, English, Spanish, French.

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Famous NBA Player Michael Jordan is  6′ 8

 

 

 The Tallest man that ever lived Robert Wadlow (USA), born in 1918. At 8 ft 11.1 

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Today we celebrate what would have been the 100th birthday of tallest man ever Robert Wadlow (USA), born on this day in 1918. At 8 ft 11.1 in (2.72 m) tall, Robert is our most iconic record holder – he has appeared in almost every Guinness World Records book. While Robert's size was unremarkable at first he rapidly started to shoot up, reaching an incredible 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in) by the age of five, and quickly had to wear clothes intended for teenagers. Aged eight, he overtook his 5 ft 11 in. tall father, Harold F Wadlow. Robert suffered from a condition that caused a hyperplasia of his pituitary gland. This resulted in an abnormally high level of the human growth hormone – he was never given any treatment to stop it. With a staggering peak daily food consumption of 8,000 calories, he actually continued to grow taller right up until his death. Sadly, it was the Robert's legs that caused his premature death, aged just 22 years old. He died at 1:30 a.m. on 15 July 1940 in a hotel in Manistee, Michigan, as a result of a septic blister on his right ankle caused by a brace, which had been poorly fitted only a week earlier. His remarkable legacy lives on as we celebrate his life today. _________________________________ Click the link in our bio for the full story and videos. Main image via @gettyimages. Colourised by PMH. __________________________________ #tallest #humanbody #officiallyamazing #guinnessworldrecords #happybirthday #anniversary

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Other Tall People in the World include: Cheo Abi Olajuwon Nigerian is 6.4ft tall WNBA Player. Aisha Mohammed, she’s 6.3ft tall, Nigerian Foluke Atinuke Akinradewo, Mari Malek, Shanelle Nyasiase, Nykhor Paul, She’s 6.2ft tall, Gabriel Estevao Monjane, Tallest African from Mozambique 8ft, Nyakim Gatwech, Adut Akech, Jackson Kipkirui Koskei, of Kenya 7ft 3 inches…

Holly Burt has the longest legs in America 6ft.5′

Now if you will excuse us, we’re off to look for some high heels we can’t afford to be left out!