Favour Nunoo from BBC narrate how he came across the tallest man in Ghana. He is known as Awuche and his real name is, Sulemana Abdul Samed. Let’s read what Favour found out about him below.
When he met The Tallest Man In Ghana “Awuche” for the first time a few months ago in northern Ghana, where his fame had spread across the grasslands, Favour didn’t have a measuring tape with me so he couldn’t tell how tall he was.
So, to settle the matter, Favour went back to the village of Gambaga last week with a 16-foot measuring tape. The plan was to have him stand against a wall, make a mark at the top of his head, and then use the measuring tape to figure out how tall he was.
Awuche Said to Favour
“The way they measure me, I can’t say everything is perfect,” Awuche said, he is happy with her plan to get an exact measurement. He was taller than most of the houses in his neighborhood, but after some searching, we found a building with a wall that was high enough.
He took off his shoes, which were big slip-ons made out of car tires and nailed together by a local handyman because he couldn’t find shoes that fit him. One of his neighbors stood on a wooden stool to get to Awuche’s height so he could put a piece of charcoal on the wall.
After making sure the line was straight, Awuche watched as we firmly stretched the measuring tape from the marked line to the ground. “Awuche, the tape measures 7ft 4in,” I told him.
Few Fact You Didn’t Know About The Tallest Man In Ghana
- He is 7 feet tall and 4 inches
- He is 29 years old
- His real name is Sulemana Abdul Samed
- He is from the Northern region of Ghana
- He is currently living with his elder brother
- He is not yet married
- He is a Butcher, he do Butchery work in his hometown
- He is from Gambaga, capital of the East Mamprusi Municipal Assembly in the North East Region of Ghana.
- He was born in 1994
- Read his full biography here
He replied with his unique smile, “Wow, so what does it mean?” “Well, the tallest man alive is 8ft 2.8in tall, which is only about one foot taller than you. Favour said to him” I was talking about Sultan Kosen, who is 40 years old and lives in Turkey. He is the current Guinness World Record holder as the tallest man in the world.
Sulemana said to favour; “Still, I’m getting taller. Who knows, maybe I’ll reach that height one day too “The Tallest Man In Ghana “Awuche” said that he wasn’t upset at all that the hospital gave him a different number.
“Every three or four months, I get bigger… If you haven’t seen me in three or four months and then you do, you’d know I’ve grown “he tells them.
About His Tongue Expansion
When he was 22 and living in Accra, the capital, this growth in height started to become clear. After high school, Awuche had moved there to try his luck in the city, where one of his brothers lived.
He worked at a butcher shop and saved money so he could go to a driving school. But when he woke up one morning, he was confused. “I realized my tongue had grown so much in my mouth that I couldn’t breathe,” he says.
He went to a nearby pharmacy to get some medicine. A few days later, though, he noticed that every other part of his body had started to grow.
When people from his village came to the city, they all noticed how much he had grown. This is when he realized he was getting bigger and bigger until he was a giant. He got so tall that he was taller than everyone else, and he went to the doctor when the growth caused other problems.
What Is The Name of The Disease He Has
The tallest man in Ghana has Marfan syndrome, which is a genetic disorder that affects the body’s connective tissues and has left him with a spine that is curved in a way that is not normal. It causes limbs that are too long. Heart defects are a more serious complication.
Doctors say that he needs surgery to stop the growth in his brain. But this is not covered by Ghana’s public health insurance, which only pays for basic care. He still needs to raise about $50 (£40) for each trip to the hospital.
Because of health problems, he had to give up his dream of becoming a driver and move back to the village where he grew up. That was six years ago. “I wanted to go to driving school, but I can’t hold the steering wheel, even when I move the seat back. My knee will hit the wheel if I stretch my leg out.”
He now lives with his brother and makes money by running a small business that sells phone credits. His height has also made it hard for him to make friends. “Like every other young man, I used to play football. I was athletic, but now I can’t even walk short distances,” he said.
Sulemana Abdul Samed Said
I don’t have a problem with the way God created me”
His first goal is to try to get enough money for plastic surgery to fix a serious skin problem on one leg, ankle, and foot that is caused by the leg growing too much.
But even as he looks at his bandaged toes, The Tallest Man In Ghana “Awuche” refuses to feel bad about his situation. “That’s how Allah made it for me, and I’m fine with it. God made me the way I am, and I don’t have a problem with that.”
The Tallest Man In Ghana “Awuche” does not let his problems get him down. People call out to him as he weaves his tall, thin body through the dusty paths of the village. He smiles at them.
He is well-known in his area. A group of older people sitting by a shed talk to each other and wave to children. Some women come up to him and give him a hug and tell him jokes.
Some people want to take selfies with him, and even strangers approach him to ask if he is the giant they have seen on social media. “Most of the time, I’ll say, ‘Yes, come closer.’ We’ll stand there and take nice pictures,” says by the The Tallest Man In Ghana.
He is very thankful to his family for giving him emotional support, and he says that he doesn’t know of anyone else in his family, not even his three brothers, who seems to have his condition. “None of them are tall, I’m just the tallest.” He hopes to get married and have kids someday, but he wants to take care of his health first.