Tallest Men Ever in Africa
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At 246cm, Brahim Takioullah of Morocco is the tallest man in Africa and the second–tallest living person in the world behind Sultan Kösen of Turkey. The other two tallest Africans who shared the same height as Brahim Takioullah are Gabriel Estêvão Monjane (Mozambique, 1944-1990) and Suleiman Ali Nashnush (Libya, 1943-1991).


The Big Three

Brahim Takioullah and some of the world's tallest men in Paris in 2016 (Credit: AFP)

The Big Three. Brahim Takioullah of Morocco, Suleiman Ali Nashnush of Libya, and Gabriel Estêvão Monjane of Mozambique are/were men with tallest height in the African region at 246cm. Takioullah is officially the second–tallest living person in the world behind Sultan Kösen of Turkey, and tied with Morteza Mehrzad of Iran. Brahim Takioullah also possesses the world's largest feet at 1 ft 3 in (38 cm).

Compare Brahim Takioullah with Suleiman Ali Nashnush


Gabriel Estêvão Monjane

Gabriel Estêvão Monjane as a tall teen at 16 years of age. He would later grow to 246cm  as the world's tallest human from 1988-1990.  (credit: HuntleyFilmArchives)


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  Top 15 ranks, by height in descending order ( rank and segment full dataset - 100 items )

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More on the tallest men in Africa:

Manute Bol, Sudan

One of the tallest well-known men of Africa was Sudan-born Manute Bol (1962-2010) at 231cm, who played in the NBA from 1985 to 1996. Manute Bol and Gheorghe Muresan of Romania were the two tallest men to have played in the NBA.

Compare the giants of NBA, Manute Bol with Gheorge Muresan

The Story of Manute Bol (Credit: The Big Kiwi)

Mamadou N'Diaye & Tacko Fall, Senegal

Both Mamadou N'Diaye (229cm, born 1993) and Tacko Fall (226cm, born 1995) hail from Senegal, born in the 90s, and played against each other in 2015 in the tallest tip-off and match-up in US NCAA basketball history.

Compare the tallest in NCAA - Mamadou N'Diaye with Tacko Fall

Tacko Fall Vs Mamadou Ndiaye - 7'6 vs 7'6! (Credit: Top Notch Sports Agency)

Afeez Agoro, Nigeria

Afeez Agoro Oladimeji  (1975) is a model, actor and reality TV Show Star, and also the  tallest man in Nigeria at 2.25m. In August 2018, Afeez starred in I Am Agoro a Reality TV Show centred around his life and what it feels like living as the tallest man in Nigeria started airing exclusively on Linda Ikeji TV (LITV).

Compare Afeez Agoro Oladimeji of Nigeria with Hussain Bisad of Somalia, both born in 1975.


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