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Bakare Olalekan Mubarak: My Height, My Greatest Asset — Tallest Model In Nigeria by GistMore2: 4:45am On Aug 09
Standing at a towering height of 6 feet’8 inch, Bakare Olalekan Mubarak is currently the tallest model in sub-Saharan Africa, a record he has held since 2016. His intimidating height attracts stares everywhere he goes to. In a recent interview with Adefolami Balogun, Mubarak claims to be of same height as the tallest model in the world, Ekaterina Lisina, who is known for her slots in the Guinness Book of World Records. Mubarak also speaks about his modeling career, and achievements so far.

You’re known to be a professional model in this part of the world where people believe that modelling is for females, how did you find yourself in the industry?

For me, I have always felt that I needed to make a statement and it’s not all the tall guys that should play basketball. I feel we could make history and become legends doing some other things.

How long have you been a model?

I have been a model for over three years.

And what are your achievements so far?

(Laughing) Oh well, I wouldn’t want to say that I’ve achieved because I do not have a ‘no’ caution for optimism. I think I’ll comfortably say that I’m greedy when it comes to goals and achievements but I’ll say one of the greatest milestones I’ve attained was the record of being the tallest model in Nigeria first and then the tallest model in sub-Saharan Africa. I was first a pageant king in 2015, I’ve worked with renowned brands such as; Fashion TV, Glo Nigeria, Itel mobile, Zenith Bank, Afrotourism MESS, Los Angeles, to mention few.

Why are you adding culture and tourism as projects with your modeling career?

One of the greatest things I feel that I’ve achieved personally is bringing a change in the game which is like a fusion of modeling with tourism and culture which brings about my projects, ‘The Photo Waka’ and ‘The Modern African Man’.

‘Photo Waka’ is a trade mark initiative that is a fusion of modeling and tourism and it’s intended to promote the beauty of African culture and unite Africans through photo documentaries and on this one I have the Ooni of Ife as the grand patron. ‘The Modern African Man”’are world-class commercial clips showcasing the beauty of an Afrocentric man ranging from wears, accessories, etc, and concentrating on the details to show the beauty of African attires, lifestyles, culture, food, dance and everything about Africa. These are initiatives that came into existence out of a burning passion to promote our culture as a lover of culture.

What were the challenges you faced when you started?

Well, everyone has challenges, but I do not entertain challenges. I feel I have to do what I have to do. The first thing was the fear of failure and discouragement from people that were close to me. My father didn’t actually support me to become a model, he wanted me to live that predictable conventional life. He spent a lot putting me through school; I went to a private university and he expected that after school, I get a job and earn a living. But my own intentions were different. I don’t want to live a predictable conventional life, so it took me time to convince him about what I wanted to do.

What inspired you to becoming a model?

Back then, whenever I walked on the street even without wearing any designer cloth or anything, I got stared at a lot, I can tell categorically that 50 per cent of the people on the street whenever I walk stare at me or even say something about me. So I felt I could leverage on my height, I could capitalise on it and that was how it all started with me becoming Mr Kwara International in 2015.

What future achievements you are looking forward to?

I was recently confirmed to represent Nigeria amongst 53 other countries as Global Cultural Ambassador of the Commonwealth International Global Pageant in London by November. Again, I was conferred with the honor of the Cultural Ambassador at the prestigious Nike Art Gallery Limited and I’m hoping and praying for more to come.

Are you in a relationship?

(Laughs) No, I’m engaged to my career at the moment.

Who is Mubarak?

Well, I have a lot to say about Mubarak but I’ll just say a few. I am the tallest model in sub-Saharan Africa, based on evaluation I stand at the same height as the world’s tallest model. At 23, Bakare Mubarak is a hard worker with a humble personality, a model, an influencer, a graduate of accounting and also an ex-pageant king (Mr Kwara International 2015/2016).

See more photos here; http://gistmore.com/my-height-my-greatest-asset-tallest-model-in-sub-saharan-africa-mubarak

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Re: Bakare Olalekan Mubarak: My Height, My Greatest Asset — Tallest Model In Nigeria by GistMore2: 4:45am On Aug 09

Re: Bakare Olalekan Mubarak: My Height, My Greatest Asset — Tallest Model In Nigeria by dollytino4real(f): 4:56am On Aug 09
the clothes will be wasted after run way

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Re: Bakare Olalekan Mubarak: My Height, My Greatest Asset — Tallest Model In Nigeria by pomide(m): 5:06am On Aug 09
Common Fam, How come they exaggerate 6 feet 8 inches in that suit pic like that? I thought you were 7 FT 9 when I saw the pictures before reading the story...

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Re: Bakare Olalekan Mubarak: My Height, My Greatest Asset — Tallest Model In Nigeria by itspzpics(m): 5:30am On Aug 09
Wow
Re: Bakare Olalekan Mubarak: My Height, My Greatest Asset — Tallest Model In Nigeria by bookyp19: 6:05am On Aug 09
omo see legs chai

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Re: Bakare Olalekan Mubarak: My Height, My Greatest Asset — Tallest Model In Nigeria by DRPAIT123(m): 6:12am On Aug 09
Being Tall is only cool when you've got a generally great body shape to support the Long upper and lower limbs,or else it will be damn irksome

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Re: Bakare Olalekan Mubarak: My Height, My Greatest Asset — Tallest Model In Nigeria by GistMore2: 7:32am On Aug 09
Lalasticlala
Re: Bakare Olalekan Mubarak: My Height, My Greatest Asset — Tallest Model In Nigeria by exstreve: 7:37am On Aug 09
Another dumb post

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Re: Bakare Olalekan Mubarak: My Height, My Greatest Asset — Tallest Model In Nigeria by Ifeanyi4491(m): 8:01am On Aug 09
How this my guy go take dey knack..

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Re: Bakare Olalekan Mubarak: My Height, My Greatest Asset — Tallest Model In Nigeria by HitSong: 8:02am On Aug 09
GistMore2:


See more photos here; http://gistmore.com/my-height-my-greatest-asset-tallest-model-in-sub-saharan-africa-mubarak
This is a nonsense writeup.
Talking about tall without telling us his height.
Re: Bakare Olalekan Mubarak: My Height, My Greatest Asset — Tallest Model In Nigeria by olatade(m): 8:03am On Aug 09
dude is taller than me. I'm 6'5

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Re: Bakare Olalekan Mubarak: My Height, My Greatest Asset — Tallest Model In Nigeria by salbis(m): 8:03am On Aug 09
Homozygous TT grin

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Re: Bakare Olalekan Mubarak: My Height, My Greatest Asset — Tallest Model In Nigeria by Daniel304: 8:04am On Aug 09
You are LONG and not TALL

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Re: Bakare Olalekan Mubarak: My Height, My Greatest Asset — Tallest Model In Nigeria by KINGwax007(m): 8:04am On Aug 09
Anything with the "too" comes with a terminal sickness.

Too fat, too assed, too much hips, too tall, too short etc all assures you of a particular ailment that you will nurse while getting to 40!

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Re: Bakare Olalekan Mubarak: My Height, My Greatest Asset — Tallest Model In Nigeria by Joseunlimited(f): 8:05am On Aug 09
Mr. Tola

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Re: Bakare Olalekan Mubarak: My Height, My Greatest Asset — Tallest Model In Nigeria by Livefreeordieha(m): 8:06am On Aug 09
Ifeanyi4491:
How this my guy go take dey knack..
d girls will be placed on bunk beds or we ask buratai to bring buratashi alongside a drone... So we dig her kitty whilst drone is suspended on the air.. Lol

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Re: Bakare Olalekan Mubarak: My Height, My Greatest Asset — Tallest Model In Nigeria by Livefreeordieha(m): 8:07am On Aug 09
KINGwax007:
Anything with the "too" comes with a terminal sickness.

Too fat, too assed, too much hips, too tall, too short etc all assures you of a particular ailment that you will nurse while getting to 40!
they suffer mostly arthritis
.

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Re: Bakare Olalekan Mubarak: My Height, My Greatest Asset — Tallest Model In Nigeria by Funmmyastic(f): 8:07am On Aug 09
This guy is tall like an electric poll.
Re: Bakare Olalekan Mubarak: My Height, My Greatest Asset — Tallest Model In Nigeria by OPEWESTYRN(m): 8:08am On Aug 09
Spainfixedodd15:
Spain source available
if you're very sure of your source you should have staked all your love savings instead of the 1k you borrowed for trial!! My friend you don't know how to scam!! In other words, you stole the picture Simple!!!
Re: Bakare Olalekan Mubarak: My Height, My Greatest Asset — Tallest Model In Nigeria by mozona(m): 8:08am On Aug 09
i only wonder how this guy thing go long reach...
Re: Bakare Olalekan Mubarak: My Height, My Greatest Asset — Tallest Model In Nigeria by Adewumi9999: 8:09am On Aug 09
Chai see long leg �
Re: Bakare Olalekan Mubarak: My Height, My Greatest Asset — Tallest Model In Nigeria by cassidy1996(m): 8:09am On Aug 09
exstreve:
Another dumb post
Gta! thumbs up....
Re: Bakare Olalekan Mubarak: My Height, My Greatest Asset — Tallest Model In Nigeria by tigerclaws: 8:13am On Aug 09
HitSong:

This is a nonsense writeup.
Talking about tall without telling us his height.
Re: Bakare Olalekan Mubarak: My Height, My Greatest Asset — Tallest Model In Nigeria by omocalabar(m): 8:15am On Aug 09
AM VERY SURE THIS WAN WONT HAV SENSE....TOO TALL
Re: Bakare Olalekan Mubarak: My Height, My Greatest Asset — Tallest Model In Nigeria by 9jaRealist: 8:17am On Aug 09
dollytino4real:
the clothes will be wasted after run way

He probably gets to keep them or gets a generous discount...
A dude like this has to have almost all his clothes made bespoke.
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