Famous People Born In Lagos

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Israel Adesanya
(New Zealand Mixed Martial Artist and Kickboxer)
Israel Adesanya
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 22, 1989
Sun Sign: Cancer

Israel Adesanya is a Nigerian-born New Zealand kickboxer, mixed martial artist, and former boxer. Considered one of the best strikers in MMA, Adesanya has won multiple championships and is the current UFC Middleweight Champion. In 2019, Israel Adesanya was named New Zealand Sportsman of the Year at the Halberg Awards.

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Hakeem Olajuwon
(One of the Greatest Basketball Players of All Time)
Hakeem Olajuwon
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 21, 1963
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Hakeem Olajuwon is a former basketball player. Nicknamed The Dream, because of his dream-like ability to dunk effortlessly, Olajuwon is widely regarded as one of the greatest basketballers of all time. Apart from leading the Houston Rockets to two back-to-back NBA championships, Hakeem Olajuwon also helped the US national team win the Olympic gold medal in the 1996 Summer Olympics.

 3 
Victor Moses
(Nigerian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Winger)
Victor Moses
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 12, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

After losing his parents in communal clashes in Nigeria, Victor Moses found home with a foster family in the U.K. Over the years, he has played for top-notch clubs such as Chelsea, winning the Premier League and FA Cup titles. He represented Nigeria in the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.

 4 
Alex Iwobi
(Nigerian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Midfielder)
Alex Iwobi
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 3, 1996
Sun Sign: Taurus
 5 
Wizkid
(Singer-songwriter)
Wizkid
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 16, 1990
Sun Sign: Cancer

Nigerian singer Wizkid soared to fame with chart-busting tracks such as Holla at Your Boy. A performer who has revolutionized the Afrobeats genre, Wizkid supported Nigeria’s End SARS protests against police brutality, on social media. In 2011, he was part of a paternity scandal but denied having fathered a child.

 6 
Tiwa Savage
(Nigerian Singer and Actress Known for Her Album ‘Once Upon a Time’ and ‘I Look to You’)
Tiwa Savage
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 5, 1980
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Tiwa Savage is a Nigerian singer, actress, and songwriter. After having created an opportunity to establish herself in the United Kingdom, Savage returned to Nigeria and played an important role in elevating the Nigerian music industry. In 2018, she became the first woman to win the MTV Europe Music Award under the Best African Act category.

 7 
Obafemi Martins
(Nigerian Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Forward)
Obafemi Martins
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 28, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 8 
Nelson Agholor
(American Football Wide Receiver)
Nelson Agholor
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 24, 1993
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 9 
Toks Olagundoye
(Actress)
Toks Olagundoye
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Birthdate: September 16, 1975
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 10 
Wilfred Ndidi
(Nigerian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Defensive Midfielder)
Wilfred Ndidi
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 16, 1996
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 11 
Arnaut Danjuma
(Dutch Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Winger)
Arnaut Danjuma
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 31, 1997
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 12 
Henry Onyekuru
(Nigerian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Winger)
Henry Onyekuru
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 5, 1997
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 13 
Adetomiwa Edun
(Actor best known for his roles as Sir Elyan in the television show Merlin)
Adetomiwa Edun
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Birthdate: March 4, 1984
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 14 
Omos
(Professional wrestler and former college basketball player.)
Omos
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 16, 1994
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 7'3" (221 cm)
 15 
Josh Okogie
(Basketball player)
Josh Okogie
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 1, 1998
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Michael Olowokandi
(Basketball Player)
Michael Olowokandi
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 3, 1975
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 7'0" (213 cm)
 17 
Omotola Jalade Ekeinde
(Actress)
Omotola Jalade Ekeinde
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Birthdate: February 7, 1978
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 18 
Joseph Ossai
(American football player)
Joseph Ossai
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 13, 2000
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 19 
Akim Aliu
(Former Ice hockey right winger)
Akim Aliu
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 24, 1989
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 20 
Joke Silva
(Nigerian actress)
Joke Silva
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Birthdate: September 29, 1961
Sun Sign: Libra
 21 
Ernest Shonekan
(Nigerian Statesman and Lawyer Who Served as Interim Head of State of Nigeria)
Ernest Shonekan
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 9, 1936
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: January 11, 2022

Nigerian statesman and lawyer Chief Ernest Shonekan GCFR, served simultaneously as head of government and head of transitional council under Ibrahim Babangida. Following crisis of Third Republic, the Interim National Government was established with Shonekan as interim Head of State. Shonekan’s largely powerless government was eventually overthrown in the 1993 Nigerian coup d'état led by Defence Minister General Sani Abacha.

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Chiedozie Ogbene
(Irish Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Winger)
Chiedozie Ogbene
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 1, 1997
Sun Sign: Taurus
 23 
Taye Ismaila Taiwo
(Nigerian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Defender)
Taye Ismaila Taiwo
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 16, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries
 24 
Nathaniel Bassey
(Trumpeter, Pastor)
Nathaniel Bassey
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 27, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
 25 
Michael Ojo
(Basketball player)
Michael Ojo
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 5, 1993
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: August 7, 2020
Height: 7'1" (216 cm)
 26 
Mo Abudu
(Talk Show Host, Media Proprietor)
Mo Abudu
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Birthdate: September 11, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo

Born in London, Nigerian media magnate Mo Abudu is known for her pathbreaking contribution to the African media. She launched EbonyLife TV, Africa’s first global all-black lifestyle channel, and executive-produced Fifty, the highest-grossing Nigerian film of 2015. A former recruitment consultant, she is also part of the British Psychological Society.

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Cait O'Riordan
(She played bass guitar for the Irish punk/folk band the Pogues from 1983 to 1986)
Cait O'Riordan
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 4, 1965
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Cait O'Riordan
(British Musician, Bass Guitar Player, and Radio Host)
Cait O'Riordan
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 4, 1965
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Mike Ezuruonye
(Actor)
Mike Ezuruonye
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Birthdate: September 21, 1982
Sun Sign: Virgo
 30 
Nicole Moudaber
(Disc jockey)
Nicole Moudaber
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 19, 1977
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Abu Azeez
(Nigerian Beach Soccer Player)
Abu Azeez
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 31, 1994
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Emmanuel Ogbah
(Nigerian Professional American Football Defensive End)
Emmanuel Ogbah
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 6, 1993
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Romeo Okwara
(Football player)
Romeo Okwara
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 17, 1995
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Tobi Bakre
(Reality Star)
Tobi Bakre
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Birthdate: June 1, 1994
Sun Sign: Gemini
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Lola Rae
(Singer, Dancer)
Lola Rae
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 20, 1991
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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Antonio Deinde Fernandez
(Businessperson, Diplomat)
Antonio Deinde Fernandez
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 12, 1929
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: September 1, 2015
 37 
Joshua Kayode
(Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Forward)
Joshua Kayode
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 4, 2000
Sun Sign: Taurus

Born in Nigeria, Joshua Kayode was raised in Ireland and began his career with the youth team of Rotherham United. Though eligible to play for the Nigerian national football team, he chose to represent the Republic of Ireland U21 team. He now also plays for the EFL League One team Rotherham United.                                    

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Ademola Okulaja
(German Basketball Player Who Played as Power Forward)
Ademola Okulaja
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 10, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'9" (206 cm)
 39 
Israel Idonije
(American Football Defensive End)
Israel Idonije
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 17, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
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Oluchi Onweagba
(Fashion Model)
Oluchi Onweagba
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: August 1, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Gilbert Chagoury
(Billionaire Businessman)
Gilbert Chagoury
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: January 8, 1946
Sun Sign: Capricorn
 42 
Innocent Emeghara
(Swiss Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Striker)
Innocent Emeghara
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 27, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 43 
Femi Pedro
(Nigerian Politician and Banker Who Served as Deputy Governor of Lagos State)
Femi Pedro
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: January 29, 1955
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Nigerian politician, banker Femi Pedro served as Deputy Governor of Lagos State and during such tenure was appointed as Chairman of Lagos State Revenue Mobilization committee. An experienced banker, Pedro helped in increasing internally-generated-revenue of Lagos State. He served as CEO of First Atlantic Bank (presently FinBank) and currently serves as Chairman of SMEDAN and Lagos State Sports Trust Fund.

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Moses Ashikodi
(Football Player Striker)
Moses Ashikodi
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 27, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Simeon Akinola
(Retired Nigerian Footballer)
Simeon Akinola
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 6, 1992
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Razak Omotoyossi
(Nigerian Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Striker)
Razak Omotoyossi
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 8, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Caleb Benenoch
(Football player)
Caleb Benenoch
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 2, 1994
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
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David Onyemata
(Nigerian-Canadian Professional American Football Defensive End)
David Onyemata
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 13, 1992
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Jaycee John Okwunwanne
(Nigerian Footballer Who Plays as a Striker)
Jaycee John Okwunwanne
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 8, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 50 
Samuel Akinbinu
(Djiboutian Footballer Who Plays as a Forward)
Samuel Akinbinu
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 6, 1999
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)