Cameroonian

Find out more about the greatest Cameroonian, including Paul Biya, Ahmadou Ahidjo, Mongo Beti, André-Marie Mbida and Allan Nyom.

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 1 Francis Ngannou

Francis Ngannou
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: September 5, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Batié, Cameroon Batié, Cameroon

Francis Ngannou is a Cameroonian MMA fighter who currently competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship's (UFC) heavyweight division. The current UFC Heavyweight Champion, Ngannou is renowned for his heavy punches and is the hardest recorded puncher of all time. Ngannou is also known for his philanthropic efforts; the Francis Ngannou Foundation aims at helping young people train in a gym.

 2 Joel Embiid

Joel Embiid
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: March 16, 1994
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Yaoundé, Cameroon

The seven-foot-tall Cameroonian basketball player has been part of the Philadelphia team since his NBA debut in 2016-17. Joel Embiid who plays in the power forward position has the honor of being chosen to the All-Star team three times. 

 3 Roger Milla

Roger Milla
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: May 20, 1952
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Yaoundé

 4 Samuel Eto'o

Samuel Eto'o
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: March 10, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Douala, Cameroon

 5 Pascal Siakam

Pascal Siakam
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: April 2, 1994
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Douala, Cameroon

 6 Alex Song

Alex Song
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: September 9, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Douala, Cameroon

Alex Song is a Cameroonian football player who has played for popular teams like Arsenal and Barcelona. He has also represented his national team in important tournaments like the 2010 and 2014 World Cups. Alex Song’s performance in the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations made him the only player from Cameroon to be named in the Team of the Tournament.

 7 Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting

Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Footballer forward position
Birthdate: March 23, 1989
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
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 8 Carlos Takam

Carlos Takam
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: December 6, 1980
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Douala, Cameroon

 9 Luc Mbah a Moute

Luc Mbah a Moute
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: September 9, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Yaoundé, Cameroon

 10 Rigobert Song

Rigobert Song
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: July 1, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cameroon

 11 Fernand Lopez

Fernand Lopez
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Mixed Martial Artist
Birthdate: November 12, 1978
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lekié, Cameroon

 12 Manu Dibango

Manu Dibango
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: December 12, 1933
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Douala, Cameroon
Died: March 24, 2020

 13 Lauren

Lauren
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football player - Defender
Birthdate: January 19, 1977
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kribi, Cameroon

 14 Issa Hayatou

Issa Hayatou
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Athlete, Sports Administrator
Birthdate: August 9, 1946
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Garoua, Cameroon

 15 Sébastien Bassong

Sébastien Bassong
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: July 9, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Paris

 16 Alain Ngalani

Alain Ngalani
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Mixed Martial Artist
Birthdate: July 7, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Yaoundé, Cameroon

 17 Marc-Vivien Foé

Marc-Vivien Foé
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football player - Midfielder
Birthdate: May 1, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Yaoundé, Cameroon
Died: June 26, 2003

 18 D. J. Strawberry

D. J. Strawberry
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: June 15, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

 19 Ahmadou Ahidjo

Ahmadou Ahidjo
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: First President of Cameroon
Birthdate: August 24, 1924
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Garoua
Died: November 30, 1989

Ahmadou Ahidjo was a Cameroonian politician who served as the first president of Cameroon from 1960 to 1982. He played an important role in helping Cameroon attain independence from France. He also played a major role in reuniting the English and French-speaking parts of the country. Ahmadou Ahidjo is also credited with establishing a centralized political system in Cameroon.

 20 Sakio Bika

Sakio Bika
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: April 18, 1979
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Douala, Cameroon

Sakio Bika is a Cameroonian-Australian boxer who held the IBO super-middleweight title in the late 2000s. From 2013 to 2014, Bika held the WBC super-middleweight title. Also a TV personality, Sakio Bika won The Contender 3, a reality television show based on boxing in 2007.

 21 Cédric Doumbé

Cédric Doumbé
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Kickboxer
Birthdate: August 30, 1992
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cameroon

 22 Allan Nyom

Allan Nyom
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: May 10, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Neuilly-sur-Seine

 23 Jean-Alain Boumsong

Jean-Alain Boumsong
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: December 14, 1979
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Douala

 24 Geremi Njitap

Geremi Njitap
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Cameroonian footballer
Birthdate: December 20, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bafoussam

 25 Francis Bebey

Francis Bebey
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: July 15, 1929
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Douala, Cameroon
Died: May 28, 2001

 26 Marvin Matip

Marvin Matip
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Former Footballer centre-back
Birthdate: September 25, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bochum, Germany

 27 Cyrus Kouandjio

Cyrus Kouandjio
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football player
Birthdate: July 21, 1993
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cameroon

 28 Sokoudjou

Sokoudjou
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Mixed Martial Artist
Birthdate: April 18, 1984
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cameroon Hom'la, Cameroon

 29 Paul Biya

Paul Biya
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: President of Cameroon
Birthdate: February 13, 1933
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mvomeka'a

Paul Biya is a Cameroonian politician and the current president of Cameroon. Serving as Cameroon's president since 1982, Biya is Africa's second-longest-ruling president. He is also Africa's oldest head-of-state and the world's longest-ruling non-royal leader. Despite claims that most of his presidential elections were rigged, Paul Biya continues to serve as president of Cameroon.

 30 Jonathan Tchamwa Tchatchoua

Jonathan Tchamwa Tchatchoua
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: April 21, 1999
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Yaoundé, Cameroon

 31 Jean Makoun

Jean Makoun
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Former Footballer Midfielder
Birthdate: March 29, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Yaoundé, Cameroon

 32 Apoula Edel

Apoula Edel
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: June 17, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Yaoundé

 33 Simon Mol

Simon Mol
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Famous As: Journalist, Activist
Birthdate: November 6, 1973
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Buea, Cameroon
Died: October 10, 2008

 34 Dany Bill

Dany Bill
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Kickboxer
Birthdate: April 28, 1973
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Douala, Cameroon

 35 Mongo Beti

Mongo Beti
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: June 30, 1932
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cameroon
Died: October 8, 2001

Cameroonian writer Mongo Beti is remembered for his controversial satirical novels such as Le Pauvre Christ de Bomba. Expelled from his missionary school in Mbalmayo for his vocal nature, he later studied at the Sorbonne. His works also spoke about colonialism, negritude, and the ill-effects of French Catholic missionary activities.

 36 Ben Mbala

Ben Mbala
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: July 13, 1995
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Yaoundé, Cameroon

 37 Benoît Assou-Ekotto

Benoît Assou-Ekotto
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: March 24, 1984
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Arras

 38 Charlotte Dipanda

Charlotte Dipanda
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: July 18, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Yaoundé, Cameroon

 39 Landry Nnoko

Landry Nnoko
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: April 9, 1994
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Yaoundé, Cameroon

 40 Jeanne-Irène Biya

Jeanne-Irène Biya
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: First Lady
Birthdate: October 12, 1935
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cameroon
Died: July 29, 1992

 41 Daphne

Daphne
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Pop singer best known by her song
Birthdate: September 20, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Douala, Cameroon

 42 Ruben Boumtje-Boumtje

Ruben Boumtje-Boumtje
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: May 20, 1978
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Edéa, Cameroon

 43 Idriss Carlos Kameni

Idriss Carlos Kameni
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: February 18, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Douala

 44 Kenny Kadji

Kenny Kadji
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: May 19, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Douala, Cameroon

 45 Hassan N'Dam N'Jikam

Hassan N'Dam N'Jikam
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: February 18, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Yaounde, Cameroon

 46 Steve Longa

Steve Longa
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: September 29, 1994
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cameroon

 47 Paul Eboua

Paul Eboua
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: February 15, 2000
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Yaoundé, Cameroon

 48 Irma

Irma
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer Songwriter
Birthdate: July 15, 1988
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Douala, Cameroon

 49 Alfred Aboya

Alfred Aboya
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: January 2, 1985
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Yaoundé, Cameroon

 50 Charles Atangana

Charles Atangana
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Political leader
Birthdate: 1880 AD
Birthplace: Mvolyé, Yaoundé, Cameroon
Died: September 1, 1943