The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, on Monday, unveiled the tallest statue in Nigeria ‘Moremi Ajasoro’. Standing at 42 feet tall 30 risers, the statue is the 3rd tallest in Africa.
It is constructed right on the spot Moremi lived several centuries of years ago. It is 100 percent locally constructed by Nigerian engineers and youths and the materials used are locally sourced.
At 161 feet, African Renaissance Monument in Dakar, Senegal, is the tallest statue in Africa, then the Great Sphinx of Giza in Egypt which is 66 feet.
Ramesses II in Egypt at 30 feet, is the fourth tallest. Nelson Mandela Union Building in South Africa has a 28 feet statue and is the fifth tallest in the continent and the Jesus Christ Statue in Owerri, is the fifth as well.