Famous Cameroonian People

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Francis Ngannou
(Cameroonian-French Professional Mixed Martial Artist)
Francis Ngannou
22
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 5, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Batié

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 
Roger Milla
(Cameroonian Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Forward)
Roger Milla
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 20, 1952
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Yaoundé
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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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

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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Samuel Eto'o
(Cameroonian Football Administrator and Former Player)
Samuel Eto'o
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 10, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Douala
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 5 
Pascal Siakam
(Basketball Player)
Pascal Siakam
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 2, 1994
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Douala
Height: 6'9" (206 cm)
 6 
Alex Song
(Cameroonian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Central or Defensive Midfielder)
Alex Song
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 9, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Douala

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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Rigobert Song
(Cameroonian Former Professional Footballer)
Rigobert Song
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 1, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Nkenglikok
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 8 
Carlos Takam
(Cameroonian Professional Boxing)
Carlos Takam
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 6, 1980
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Douala
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 9 
Luc Mbah a Moute
(Basketball player)
Luc Mbah a Moute
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 9, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Yaoundé
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
 10 
Marc-Vivien Foé
(Cameroonian Professional Footballer Who Played as a Defensive Midfielder)
Marc-Vivien Foé
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 1, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Yaoundé
Died: June 26, 2003
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 11 
Alain Ngalani
(Hong Konger Mixed Martial Artist and Muay Thai Kickboxer)
Alain Ngalani
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 7, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Yaoundé
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 12 
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting
(Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Forward)
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 23, 1989
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hamburg
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 13 
Fernand Lopez
(Mixed Martial Artist)
Fernand Lopez
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 12, 1978
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lekié
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 14 
Issa Hayatou
(Athlete, Sports Administrator)
Issa Hayatou
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 9, 1946
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Garoua
 15 
Manu Dibango
(Musician)
Manu Dibango
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 12, 1933
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Douala
Died: March 24, 2020
 16 
Sébastien Bassong
(Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Defender)
Sébastien Bassong
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 9, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Paris
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 17 
D. J. Strawberry
(Basketball player)
D. J. Strawberry
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 15, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
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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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Lauren
(Cameroonian Former Footballer Who Played as a Right Back)
Lauren
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 19, 1977
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kribi
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 20 
Allan Nyom
(Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Right Back)
Allan Nyom
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 10, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Neuilly-sur-Seine
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 21 
Apoula Edel
(Cameroonian-born Armenian Retired Footballer Who Played as a Goalkeeper)
Apoula Edel
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 17, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Yaoundé

Apoula Edel is a Cameroonian-born Armenian retired professional football player who played as a goalkeeper for the Armenia national team from 2004 to 2005. Apoula Edel has also represented professional clubs around the world, such as Atlético de Kolkata, Chennaiyin FC, Pyunik, Rapid București, Paris Saint-Germain, and Hapoel Tel Aviv.

 22 
Francis Bebey
(Writer)
Francis Bebey
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 15, 1929
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Douala
Died: May 28, 2001
 23 
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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Marvin Matip
(Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Centre-Back)
Marvin Matip
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 25, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bochum
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Cyrus Kouandjio
(Cameroonian Former Professional American Football Offensive Tackle)
Cyrus Kouandjio
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 21, 1993
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cameroon
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
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Sokoudjou
(Cameroonian Professional Mixed Martial Artist)
Sokoudjou
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 18, 1984
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hom'la
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Simon Mol
(Journalist, Activist)
Simon Mol
1
Birthdate: November 6, 1973
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Buea
Died: October 10, 2008
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Jean Makoun
(Cameroonian Former Footballer Who Played as a Central Midfielder)
Jean Makoun
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 29, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Yaoundé
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Charlotte Dipanda
(Singer-Songwriter)
Charlotte Dipanda
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 18, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Yaoundé
 30 
Mongo Beti
(Cameroonian Author, Novelist and Political Essayist)
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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Landry Nnoko
(Basketball Player)
Landry Nnoko
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 9, 1994
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Yaoundé
Height: 6'10" (208 cm)
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Eric Djemba-Djemba
(Cameroonian Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Midfielder)
Eric Djemba-Djemba
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 4, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Douala
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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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
 34 
Alfred Aboya
(Basketball Player)
Alfred Aboya
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 2, 1985
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Yaoundé
Height: 6'9" (206 cm)
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Benoît Assou-Ekotto
(Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Left Back)
Benoît Assou-Ekotto
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 24, 1984
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Arras
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Sofoklis Schortsanitis
(Greek Former Professional Basketball Player and Olympian)
Sofoklis Schortsanitis
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 22, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tiko

Sofoklis Schortsanitis is a Greek former basketball player who helped the Maccabi Tel Aviv Basketball Club win the 2014 EuroLeague title. He was also an important member of Greek national team and represented his country in the 2006 FIBA World Championship where he helped Greece win the silver medal. Sofoklis Schortsanitis is also a two-time Greek Cup winner.

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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
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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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
Height: 7'0" (213 cm)
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Daphne
(Pop singer best known by her song)
Daphne
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 20, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Douala
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Dany Bill
(Cameroonian Former Kickboxer)
Dany Bill
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 28, 1973
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Douala
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Blaise Yepmou
(Cameroonian Boxer)
Blaise Yepmou
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 2, 1985
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Douala
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Carlos Kameni
(Cameroonian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Goalkeeper)
Carlos Kameni
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 18, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Douala
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Jonathan Tchamwa Tchatchoua
(Basketball Player)
Jonathan Tchamwa Tchatchoua
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 21, 1999
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Yaoundé
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
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Irma
(Singer Songwriter)
Irma
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 15, 1988
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Douala
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Geremi Njitap
(Cameroonian Former Footballer)
Geremi Njitap
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 20, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bafoussam
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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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
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
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Charles Atangana
(Political leader)
Charles Atangana
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1880 AD
Birthplace: Mvolyé
Died: September 1, 1943
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Hassan N'Dam N'Jikam
(French Cameroonian Professional Boxer)
Hassan N'Dam N'Jikam
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 18, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Yaounde
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Kenny Kadji
(Basketball player)
Kenny Kadji
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 19, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Douala
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Ferdinand Oyono
(Diplomat)
Ferdinand Oyono
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 14, 1929
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ngoule Makong
Died: June 10, 2010