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Francis Ngannou
(Mixed martial artist)
Francis Ngannou
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Listed In: Sportspersons
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.

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Joel Embiid
(Cameroonian-French Professional Basketball Player Who Plays as a Center)
Joel Embiid
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Listed In: Sportspersons
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. 

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Roger Milla
(Footballer)
Roger Milla
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 20, 1952
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Yaoundé
 4 
Samuel Eto'o
(Footballer)
Samuel Eto'o
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 10, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Douala, Cameroon
 5 
Pascal Siakam
(Basketball Player)
Pascal Siakam
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 2, 1994
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Douala, Cameroon
 6 
Alex Song
(Cameroonian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Central or Defensive Midfielder)
Alex Song
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Listed In: Sportspersons
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.

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Carlos Takam
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 6, 1980
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Douala, Cameroon
 8 
Luc Mbah a Moute
(Basketball player)
Luc Mbah a Moute
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 9, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Yaoundé, Cameroon
 9 
Fernand Lopez
(Mixed Martial Artist)
Fernand Lopez
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 12, 1978
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lekié, Cameroon
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Rigobert Song
(Footballer)
Rigobert Song
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 1, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cameroon
 11 
Lauren
(Football player - Defender)
Lauren
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 19, 1977
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kribi, Cameroon
 12 
Manu Dibango
(Musician)
Manu Dibango
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 12, 1933
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Douala, Cameroon
Died: March 24, 2020
 13 
Issa Hayatou
(Athlete, Sports Administrator)
Issa Hayatou
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 9, 1946
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Garoua, Cameroon
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Sébastien Bassong
(Association football player)
Sébastien Bassong
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 9, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Paris
 15 
Alain Ngalani
(Mixed Martial Artist)
Alain Ngalani
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 7, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Yaoundé, Cameroon
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Marc-Vivien Foé
(Football player - Midfielder)
Marc-Vivien Foé
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 1, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Yaoundé, Cameroon
Died: June 26, 2003
 17 
D. J. Strawberry
(Basketball player)
D. J. Strawberry
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 15, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
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Ahmadou Ahidjo
(First President of Cameroon)
Ahmadou Ahidjo
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Listed In: Leaders
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.

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Cédric Doumbé
(Kickboxer)
Cédric Doumbé
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 30, 1992
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cameroon
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Sakio Bika
(Boxer)
Sakio Bika
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Listed In: Sportspersons
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.

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Allan Nyom
(Association football player)
Allan Nyom
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 10, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Neuilly-sur-Seine
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Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting
(Footballer forward position)
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 23, 1989
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
 23 
Geremi Njitap
(Cameroonian footballer)
Geremi Njitap
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 20, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bafoussam
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Francis Bebey
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 15, 1929
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Douala, Cameroon
Died: May 28, 2001
 25 
Marvin Matip
(Former Footballer centre-back)
Marvin Matip
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 25, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bochum, Germany
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Paul Biya
(President of Cameroon)
Paul Biya
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Listed In: Leaders
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.

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Cyrus Kouandjio
(American Football player)
Cyrus Kouandjio
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 21, 1993
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cameroon
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Sokoudjou
(Mixed Martial Artist)
Sokoudjou
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 18, 1984
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cameroon Hom'la, Cameroon
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Simon Mol
(Journalist, Activist)
Simon Mol
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Birthdate: November 6, 1973
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Buea, Cameroon
Died: October 10, 2008
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Jean Makoun
(Former Footballer Midfielder)
Jean Makoun
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 29, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Yaoundé, Cameroon
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Jonathan Tchamwa Tchatchoua
(Basketball Player)
Jonathan Tchamwa Tchatchoua
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 21, 1999
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Yaoundé, Cameroon
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Apoula Edel
(Association football player)
Apoula Edel
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 17, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Yaoundé
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Dany Bill
(Kickboxer)
Dany Bill
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 28, 1973
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Douala, Cameroon
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Mongo Beti
(Writer)
Mongo Beti
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Listed In: Writers
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.

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Ben Mbala
(Basketball Player)
Ben Mbala
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 13, 1995
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Yaoundé, Cameroon
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Benoît Assou-Ekotto
(Association football player)
Benoît Assou-Ekotto
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 24, 1984
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Arras
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Charlotte Dipanda
(Singer-Songwriter)
Charlotte Dipanda
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 18, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Yaoundé, Cameroon
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Landry Nnoko
(Basketball Player)
Landry Nnoko
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 9, 1994
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Yaoundé, Cameroon
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Jeanne-Irène Biya
(First Lady)
Jeanne-Irène Biya
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 12, 1935
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cameroon
Died: July 29, 1992
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Idriss Carlos Kameni
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 18, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Douala
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Ruben Boumtje-Boumtje
(Basketball player)
Ruben Boumtje-Boumtje
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 20, 1978
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Edéa, Cameroon
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Kenny Kadji
(Basketball player)
Kenny Kadji
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 19, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Douala, Cameroon
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Jean-Alain Boumsong
(Association football player)
Jean-Alain Boumsong
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 14, 1979
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Douala
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Daphne
(Pop singer best known by her song)
Daphne
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 20, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Douala, Cameroon
Hassan N'Dam N'Jikam
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 18, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Yaounde, Cameroon
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Steve Longa
(Football player)
Steve Longa
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 29, 1994
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cameroon
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Paul Eboua
(Basketball player)
Paul Eboua
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 15, 2000
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Yaoundé, Cameroon
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Irma
(Singer Songwriter)
Irma
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 15, 1988
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Douala, Cameroon
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Chantal Biya
(First Lady)
Chantal Biya
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 4, 1970
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dimako, Cameroon
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Alfred Aboya
(Basketball Player)
Alfred Aboya
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 2, 1985
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Yaoundé, Cameroon