GIST: Meet Fortune Ibe believed to be the tallest 15-year-old in Nigeria

A teenager from Imo state, Nigeria is fast becoming popular because of his unusual height.

At 15, Fortune Ibe stands at 6 feet 9.5 inches. He is believed to be the tallest 15-year-old in Nigeria.

He reportedly stated that he grows an average of 5 inches every year and added that he would love to play for the NBA( National Basketball Association).

At the moment, he is a Mass Communication student of Covenant University, having graduated from secondary school at a very young age.

He says his height makes people assume he’s way older than he actually is.

“Everywhere I go, people don’t believe my age at all, I always cause uneccessary attention. Am proud of my height,” he said.

He added: “We are all extremely tall in my family. My mom is 6 foot 1 inches, my dad is 6 foot 5 inches.”

His eldest brother who is 21 years old is reportedly 7 feet tall, the second son who is 19 years old stands at 6 feet 5 inches, and the last son who is 11 years old is already as tall as 5 feet 9 inches.
Linda Ikeji

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