Nigeria’s Film Industry Mourns the Loss of Prominent Figure Afeez Agoro Oladimeji

Nigeria’s Film Industry Mourns the Loss of Prominent Figure Afeez Agoro Oladimeji

…By Alan Peterson for TDPel Media. Afeez Agoro Oladimeji, a renowned personality in the Nigerian film industry and recognized as one of the country’s tallest men, has sadly passed away.


His demise has created a profound void in the entertainment industry and has left many Nigerians grieving the loss of an exceptional individual.

From Normal Growth to Acromegaly: Afeez Agoro Oladimeji’s Extraordinary Journey

Agoro, born in Sabo Yaba, Lagos State, experienced normal growth until the age of nineteen when he was diagnosed with Acromegaly, also known as gigantism.

This condition triggered a rapid vertical growth spurt, propelling him to become one of Africa’s tallest individuals, standing at an impressive height of 2.25 meters (7 ft 4 in).

A Successful Career in the Entertainment Industry Despite Challenges

Despite the challenges posed by his condition, Agoro forged a successful career in the Nigerian entertainment industry.

After graduating from the Lagos State Polytechnic in 2003, he completed his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme in Kolokuma Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, Nigeria.


His towering presence caught the attention of many, leading to opportunities in the film industry.

In August 2018, he became the star of the reality TV show “I Am Agoro,” which aired exclusively on Linda Ikeji TV.

The show provided viewers with a glimpse into his life and the unique experiences of living as one of Nigeria’s tallest men.

Afeez Agoro Oladimeji’s Passing Leaves a Void in the Entertainment Industry

A close female relative confirmed Agoro’s passing in a phone conversation with Daily Trust.

The news has triggered an outpouring of condolences from fans and the Akoka/Bariga community, where he was a well-known figure.

Agoro passed away at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital on Wednesday evening after a prolonged battle with his condition.

His death represents a significant loss to the Nigerian entertainment industry, and his contributions to film and television will be remembered.

A Legacy of Humility and Inspiration

As preparations for his burial are underway, the nation mourns the loss of a man who, despite his towering physical stature, was admired for his humility and kindness.


Afeez Agoro Oladimeji’s legacy will continue to inspire many, serving as a reminder that even in the face of adversity, one can rise to great heights.

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