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 😊
Dikembe ((Height: 7′ 2″) is a retired basketball player who use to play for the Houston Rockets of the NBA….
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…
Elizabeth Cambage is currently the WNBA single-game scoring record with her 53 point…
To find out more Elizabeth Cambage please visit: @ecambage
Luol Deng of the Minnesota Timberwolves is originally from Wau in South Sudan (Height: 6ft. 9 inches).
”Luol was drafted into the NBA at only 19 years of age as the seventh overall pick for the Chicago Bulls where he played a pivotal part in the teams return to the playoffs for the first time since 1998…” To find out more about Luol Deng please visit: luoldeng.com
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…
Meet Guinness records holder Ekaterina Lisina,(Height: 6′ 9″) the woman with the World’s Longest Legs (52.2in)
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)
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.”
Boris Kodjoe (Height 6′ 4”) was born on born March 8, 1973 to Ursula Kodjoe, a German psychologist and a Ghanaian professor and physician father Eric Kodjoe. He grew up in Germany and moved to America at the Age of 19… The TV and movie star has starred in various movies including: Love & Basketball, Brown Sugar, Soul Food, Medea’s Family Reunion, Addicted, Baggage claim, Whatever She Does, All about Us, Second Time Around, Real Husbands of Hollywood and more….Boris has also luxury and affordable clothing line called ‘ALFA’ Boris Kodjoe gives back…
Boris Kodjoe gives back to the community through the Sophie’s Voice Foundation that he founded with wife Nicole Ari Parker in 2008, in honour of their daughter Sophie who was diagnosed with Spina Bifida at birth. By dedicating themselves to a healthy lifestyle they found ways to address not only their daughters mental, physical and medical needs but also the needs of their entire family. Boris and Nicole have committed their resources and celebrity to educating multicultural communities worldwide on the importance of families working together to build healthy lifestyles one day at a time…..
Chinenye Ogwumike (6.3ft) is an WNBA player and the president of the WNBPA
Nneka Ogwumike plays for the Los Angeles Sparks (6.2ft)
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…
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.
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Don't expend energy fighting "haters" and "enemies", rather walk in the light of God's word and watch your "enemies" fall over themselves for your attention. #RMDsaysso "When a man's ways pleases the Lord, he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him." Proverbs 16:7 #Godfirst #Godsword #beatpeacewithallmen #walkwithGod #walkinlove. Photo Glam&Essence magazine. Design by Bobos Clothing
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…
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…