Away from his shoe size, Oladimeji says that even getting a job turned out to be a nightmare After completing his NYSC in Bayelsa. According to him, on completion of his one year mandatory service to the Nation he relocated back to Lagos to seek for job but was repeatedly turned down.
“I only got a two-year contract job with the Lagos State Government because it was difficult for me to get a regular job, even though I had the qualification and could excel. They turned me down because of my height. Today, I am into business, buying and selling and my customers have been very supportive. I also do modeling and I’m into entertainment.”
In a recent interview with The Nation, the 44 year old also pointed out his inability to find love as a result of his height “Many ladies run away from me as a result of my height; so finding a wife, for a long time, was tough,” he recalled. However, after a very tedious search, he has been able to land a beautiful woman as a bride to be.
“She was one of my fans. She came to me and said she wanted to be my friend; and during that process, I proposed to her and she accepted. We are planning our engagement soon.”
In all of his challenges, moving around for him was no easy feat he says: “Some years ago, I had a jeep that I took to a panel-beater to help adjust the seat, so it would be convenient for me to drive”.
Eventually he was without mobility and had to depend on commercial transport to cover short distances which was not so convenient.
When asked if there is any government support for people like him, he had this to say:
“None. I once visited the Lagos State Tourism Board and they promised to make me Tourism Ambassador in Lagos, but they’re yet to make good that promised.”
“Government is paying little attention to the creative industry. If I am the tallest out of 200 million people, then I should be celebrated and supported.”