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′.
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…
Luol Deng of the Minnesota Timberwolves is originally from Wau in South Sudan (Height: 6ft. 9 inches).
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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.”
Famous NBA Player Michael Jordan is 6′ 6′
Bob-Manuel Udokwu is a Nollywood actor, director, producer and politician. He is 6′ 0” tall.
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?
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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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…
Kwame aged 14 is believed to be the tallest student from Agona Swedru in the Central Region of Ghana. He is 6′ 7”
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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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
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…