Famous People Born In Dakar

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Patrick Vieira
(French Professional Football Manager and Former Player)
Patrick Vieira
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 23, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer

Patrick Vieira is a football manager and former footballer. Vieira, who was an important member of the France national team, is currently serving as the manager of Crystal Palace Football Club which competes in the Premier League. Widely regarded as one of the best players of his time, Vieira helped his team win its first FIFA World Cup in 1998.

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Tacko Fall
(Basketball player)
Tacko Fall
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 10, 1995
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 7'5" (226 cm)
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Patrice Evra
(French Former Professional Footballer)
Patrice Evra
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 15, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Anna Diop
(Actress)
Anna Diop
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Birthdate: February 6, 1988
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Papiss Cissé
(Senegalese Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Forward)
Papiss Cissé
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 3, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 6 
Johnny Logan
(The Only Singer to Win the Eurovision Song Contest Twice)
Johnny Logan
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 13, 1954
Sun Sign: Taurus
 7 
Youssou N'Dour
(Senegalese Musician and Former Culture Minister Who Pioneered the Mbalax Genre)
Youssou N'Dour
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 1, 1959
Sun Sign: Libra

Senegalese singer Youssou N'Dour is known for popularizing the musical genre mbalax. The Grammy Award- and Praemium Imperiale-winning singer has also served as Senegal’s culture and tourism minister. Initially part of the Star Band, he later formed Étoile de Dakar. He has also starred in the British-American movie Amazing Grace.

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Cheikhou Kouyaté
(Senegalese Football Central Midfielder or Centre-Back)
Cheikhou Kouyaté
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 21, 1989
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Senegalese footballer Cheikhou Kouyaté who has played as both a midfielder and a defender is now associated with the club Nottingham Forest. Starting his senior career with the Belgian team RWDM Brussels, he later won 4 Belgian Pro Leagues with Anderlecht. He was also part of the 2021 African Cup of Nations-winning Senegalese team.

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Ségolène Royal
(Former French Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy (2014 - 2017))
Ségolène Royal
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 22, 1953
Sun Sign: Virgo

Born to a French colonel in Senegal, Ségolène Royal had met former French president François Hollande, her future husband, while studying economics at the Paris-based École Nationale d’Administration. The mother of four has also been a Socialist Party presidential candidate and the French minister of ecology.

 10 
Ali Dia
(Senegalese Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Striker)
Ali Dia
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 20, 1965
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Mamadou N'Diaye
(Basketball player)
Mamadou N'Diaye
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 14, 1993
Sun Sign: Virgo
 12 
Mame Biram Diouf
(Senegalese Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Striker)
Mame Biram Diouf
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 16, 1987
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Aïssa Maïga
(Senegal-born French Activist, Actress, Producer, Writer, and Director)
Aïssa Maïga
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Birthdate: May 25, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini

Aïssa Maïga is a Senegal-born French activist, actress, producer, writer, and director. She has worked with top auteurs like Abderrahmane Sissako, Michael Haneke, and Michel Gondry. An advocate for inclusion, Aïssa Maïga has been voicing her opinion on racial discrimination in the industry throughout her career.

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El Hadji Diouf
(Senegalese Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Winger / a Forward)
El Hadji Diouf
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 15, 1981
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 15 
Nilperi Şahinkaya
(Actress)
Nilperi Şahinkaya
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Birthdate: February 23, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
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Henri Camara
(Senegalese Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Striker)
Henri Camara
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 10, 1977
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 17 
MC Solaar
(Jazz rap artist who released his 8th album, Magnum 567, in 2011)
MC Solaar
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 5, 1969
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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DeSagana Diop
(Basketball player)
DeSagana Diop
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 30, 1982
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 7'0" (213 cm)
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Mariama Bâ
(Writer)
Mariama Bâ
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 17, 1929
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: August 17, 1981
 20 
Youssoupha Fall
(Basketball player)
Youssoupha Fall
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 12, 1995
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 7'4" (224 cm)
 21 
Cathy Guetta
(Socialite who became known as the wife of singer David Guetta)
Cathy Guetta
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 27, 1967
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
 22 
Karim Mané
(Basketball player)
Karim Mané
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 16, 2000
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 23 
Fatima Al Qadiri
(Musician)
Fatima Al Qadiri
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 1981
Sun Sign: Cancer
 24 
Henri Saivet
(Senegalese Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Midfielder)
Henri Saivet
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 26, 1990
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 25 
Eoin Colfer
(Writer)
Eoin Colfer
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 14, 1965
Sun Sign: Taurus
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Mamadou N'Diaye
(Basketball player)
Mamadou N'Diaye
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 16, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 7'0" (213 cm)
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Mouhammad Faye
(Basketball player)
Mouhammad Faye
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 14, 1985
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'10" (208 cm)
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Lamine Diack
(Sports administrator, Athletic)
Lamine Diack
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 7, 1933
Sun Sign: Gemini
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Johnny Sekka
(Actor)
Johnny Sekka
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Birthdate: July 21, 1934
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: September 14, 2006
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Djibril Diop Mambety
(Actor)
Djibril Diop Mambety
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 23, 1945
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: July 23, 1998
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Astou Ndour
(Spanish Basketball Player Who Plays as a Power Forward & in the Center )
Astou Ndour
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 22, 1994
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
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Amar Sylla
(Basketball player)
Amar Sylla
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 1, 2001
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'9" (206 cm)
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Ibou Dianko Badji
(Basketball player)
Ibou Dianko Badji
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 13, 2002
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 7'1" (216 cm)
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Thione Seck
(Singer)
Thione Seck
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 12, 1955
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: March 14, 2021
 35 
Wasis Diop
(Musician)
Wasis Diop
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 1950 AD
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Birago Diop
(Poet)
Birago Diop
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 11, 1906
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: November 25, 1989
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Rama Yade
(Senegalese-Born French Politician, Feminist, and Author)
Rama Yade
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 13, 1976
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Born in Senegal, French politician and author Rama Yade started her career as a top-level civil servant with the French Senate. The UMP member has led France as its Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Human Rights and for Sports. She has also represented France at the UNESCO.

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Aminata Toure
(Prime Minister of Senegal from 2013 to 2014)
Aminata Toure
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 12, 1962
Sun Sign: Libra

Aminata Toure is a Senegalese politician best known for her service as the Prime Minister of Senegal from 2013 to 2014. She was only the second female to serve as Senegal's Prime Minister after Mame Madior Boye. Aminata Toure is also known for her service as the Justice Minister of Senegal from 2012 to 2013.

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Doudou N'Diaye Rose
(Drummer)
Doudou N'Diaye Rose
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 28, 1930
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: August 19, 2015
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Mouss Diouf
(French-Senegalese Comedian, Humorist, and Actor)
Mouss Diouf
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Birthdate: October 28, 1964
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: July 7, 2012
Height: 6'10" (208 cm)
 41 
Cheikh Samb
(Basketball player)
Cheikh Samb
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 22, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 7'1" (216 cm)
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Malik Dime
(Basketball player)
Malik Dime
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 6, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'9" (206 cm)
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Alexandre Couillon
(French Chef)
Alexandre Couillon
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Listed In: Food Experts
Birthdate: December 9, 1975
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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Mame Bineta Sane
(Actress)
Mame Bineta Sane
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Birthdate: 2000 AD
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Safi Faye
(Film director, Anthropologist)
Safi Faye
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Birthdate: November 22, 1943
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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Maria de Barros
(Singer most associated with Cape Verde)
Maria de Barros
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 3, 1961
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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Youssou Ndoye
(Basketball player)
Youssou Ndoye
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 15, 1991
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 7'0" (213 cm)
 48 
Lamine Diane
(Basketball player)
Lamine Diane
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 7, 1997
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
 49 
Tanor Ngom
(Basketball player)
Tanor Ngom
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 19, 1998
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 7'1" (216 cm)
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Nuru Kane
(Singer, Guitarist)
Nuru Kane
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 1973 AD