Who is Sulemana Abdul Samed? Who is the tallest person in Ghana? Sulemana Abdul Samed, 29, of Ghana, is said to be the world’s tallest man, standing at 9 feet 6 inches. According to the BBC, Samed, who comes from a hamlet in Northern Ghana, was diagnosed with gigantism a few years ago.
The local clinic, on the other hand, could not be certain of his height because they lacked the necessary measuring tools. ‘I can’t say everything is great the way they measure me,’ Samed added.
A BBC reporter set out to discover the truth regarding Abdul Samed’s height. They located a wall tall enough to identify Samed’s height and found it to be 7ft 4 inches after searching for a building against which his height could be measured because Samed is taller than most of the houses in the village.
“I’m still growing tall. Who knows, maybe one day I may get to that height too,” Samed remarked. “Every three months of four months I grow… If you’ve not seen me for three months or four and you see me, you’d realise I have increased,” he added.
Abdul Samed initially noticed his growing height while he was 22 years old and living in Accra, Ghana’s capital. He described waking up one morning to find his tongue swollen in his mouth to the point where he couldn’t breathe properly.
Sulemana Abdul Samed condition: What is Marfan Syndrome?
Abdul Samed has Marfan Syndrome, which has resulted in an unnaturally curved spine. Marfan Syndrome is a hereditary illness that affects the connective tissues of the body, including the heart, eyes, blood vessels, and bones. Abnormally lengthy limbs are one of the most noticeable symptoms of Marfan Syndrome.