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Iman Abdulmajid
(Somali Model, Actress, Philanthropist and Widow of Rock Musician David Bowie )
Iman Abdulmajid
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: July 25, 1955
Sun Sign: Leo

Iman is a Somali fashion model, entrepreneur, and actress. At the peak of her fashion modeling career, Iman served as a muse for influential designers like Donna Karan, Calvin Klein, Gianni Versace, and Yves Saint Laurent. Also known for her philanthropic activities, Iman is involved in several charitable endeavors. She is closely associated with the non-profit organization, Children's Defense Fund.

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Mo Farah
(British Long-Distance Runner and the Most Successful Male Track Distance Runner Ever)
Mo Farah
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 23, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
Long-distance runner Mo Farah shot to fame with his 10,000-meter and 5,000-meter wins at the 2012 London Olympics. The first athlete to score a quadruple double, Farah has won 10 major international titles. He became the European Athlete of the Year thrice and has also received the CBE.
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Barkhad Abdi
(Actor Best Known for His Role in the Biographical Drama Film 'Captain Phillips')
Barkhad Abdi
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Birthdate: April 10, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries

Somali-American actor, Barkhad Abdi, is best known for his role in the film Captain Phillips, for which he received a British Academy Film Award. Born in Somalia, he relocated to USA after the Somali Civil War broke out. After working in a few odd jobs as a young man, he took up acting and soon found success.

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K'naan
(Known For His Single "Wavin’ Flag", Which Was Chosen as Anthem for the 2010 FIFA World Cup)
K'naan
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 16, 1978
Sun Sign: Aries

K'naan is the stage name of Keinan Abdi Warsame, a Somali Canadian rapper, singer-songwriter, and instrumentalist. He rose to fame when his single Wavin' Flag was chosen as Coca-Cola's promotional anthem for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. He is committed to his Somali roots and is considered a spokesperson for the Toronto Somali community. 

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Ayaan Hirsi Ali
(Critic of Islam and Advocate of Women Rights)
Ayaan Hirsi Ali
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: November 13, 1969
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Somali-born Dutch-American activist, feminist, and scholar Ayaan Hirsi Ali is the founder of an organization for the defense of women's rights, the AHA Foundation. She actively opposes forced marriage, honor violence, and child marriage. A former Muslim, she now identifies as an atheist and is a vocal critic of Islam. She is a recipient of the Lantos Human Rights Prize.

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Ramla Ali
(Somali Professional Boxer and Model)
Ramla Ali
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 16, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Rageh Omaar
(Journalist)
Rageh Omaar
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Birthdate: July 19, 1967
Sun Sign: Cancer
 8 
Ilhan Omar
(Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Minnesota's 5th District)
Ilhan Omar
80
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 4, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra

Ilhan Omar became the first woman of color to serve as Minnesota's representative in the United States Congress when she was elected in 2019. A popular and influential politician, she supports universal healthcare, affordable housing, and student loan debt forgiveness. Also a human rights and LGBT rights activist, she was featured in Maroon 5's Girls Like You music video.

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Sahra Noor
(Somali-American Health Care Executive and Nurse)
Sahra Noor
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Listed In: Miscellaneous

Sahra Noor is a Somali-American health care executive and nurse. She is best known for her service as the CEO at the People's Center Health Services which is located in Minneapolis. Sahra Noor is also known as the sister of the popular politician, Ilhan Omar.

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Mohammed Ahmed
(Canadian Long-Distance Runner and Olympic Silver Medalist)
Mohammed Ahmed
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 5, 1991
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Olympic silver medalist Canadian long-distance runner Mohammed Ahmed scripted history as Canada’s first medal winner at the 5,000m at both the World Championships and the Olympics. The Somalia-born athlete spent a part of his childhood in Kenya, before moving to Canada at age 11.

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Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed
(President of Somalia)
Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 11, 1962
Sun Sign: Pisces
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Abdi Nageeye
(Dutch Long-Distance Runner)
Abdi Nageeye
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 3, 1989
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Abdihakem Abdirahman
(American Marathon Runner Who is Five-Time Olympian Competing for the United States in the 10,000 Meters)
Abdihakem Abdirahman
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 1, 1977
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Fatima Siad
(Somali-American Fashion Model and Reality Star)
Fatima Siad
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: December 17, 1986
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Fatima Siad is a Somali-American model best known for her appearance on the tenth cycle of the popular reality television series, America's Next Top Model where she finished third. Over the years, Fatima Siad has been featured in popular magazines, such as Cosmopolitan, Vogue, and Elle. She has also walked the runways for designers like Ralph Lauren and Giorgio Armani.

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Ilwad Elman
(Human rights activist)
Ilwad Elman
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: December 22, 1989
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Samia Yusuf Omar
(Somalian Sprinter)
Samia Yusuf Omar
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 25, 1991
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: March 31, 2012
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Mustafa Mohamed
(Swedish Marathon Runner)
Mustafa Mohamed
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 1, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
 18 
Hawa Abdi
(Human rights activist)
Hawa Abdi
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: May 17, 1947
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: August 5, 2020
 19 
Yasmin Warsame
(Model)
Yasmin Warsame
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: May 5, 1976
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Ifrah Ahmed
(Social activist)
Ifrah Ahmed
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 1989 AD
Born in Somalia, Ifrah Ahmed fled to Ireland as a refugee at age 17. A victim of female genital mutilation (FGM) as a child, she later formed the Ifrah Foundation and the United Youth of Ireland to offer help to immigrants and succeeded in getting the anti-FGM bill passed in Ireland.
 21 
Abukar Mohamed
(Finnish Footballer Who Plays as a Midfielder)
Abukar Mohamed
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 1, 1999
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Abukar Mohamed is a Finnish professional football player who plays as a midfielder. After representing the Finland national teams at the junior level, Abukar Mohamed went on to play for popular clubs like Tampereen Pallo-Veikot (TPV), Turun Palloseura (TPS), Lazio, and Football Club Karpaty Lviv.

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Saba Anglana
(Actress)
Saba Anglana
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Birthdate: November 17, 1970
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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Elisa Kadigia Bove
(Actress)
Elisa Kadigia Bove
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Birthdate: 1942 AD
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Alexander, Count of Schönburg-Glauchau
(Journalist)
Alexander, Count of Schönburg-Glauchau
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 15, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
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Ahmed Said Ahmed
(Somali Footballer Who Plays as a Defender)
Ahmed Said Ahmed
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 4, 1998
Sun Sign: Cancer

Ahmed Said Ahmed is a Somali professional football player who plays for the Somalia national football team. He chose to represent Somalia in international tournaments in spite of having Finnish citizenship. Ahmed Said Ahmed also plays for Vantaan Jalkapalloseura (VJS).

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Faisal Aden
(Basketball player)
Faisal Aden
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 1, 1989
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
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Yasmine Allas
(Actress, Writer)
Yasmine Allas
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Birthdate: 1967 AD

Born to a wealthy army general in Somalia, Yasmine Allas later moved to Saudi Arabia, Belgium, and eventually to the Netherlands. Initially aspiring to be an actor, she later gained fame as an author, with books such as A Bequeathed Story and Homeless Yet Home. She writes about social issues and religious fanaticism.

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Fathia Absie
(Somali-American Writer, Producer, Actress and Filmmaker)
Fathia Absie
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Hussein Mohamed
(Somali Football Winger)
Hussein Mohamed
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 20, 1997
Sun Sign: Pisces

Somali football player Hussein Abdikarim Mohamed presently plays for the Somalia national team (which is nicknamed the Ocean Stars) in the position of a winger. He represented the Somalia national team on September 10, 2019, in a 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification match against Zimbabwe where his team had a 3–2 loss. Hussein holds Finnish citizenship as well.

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Diriye Osman
(Painter, Writer)
Diriye Osman
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Birthdate: 1983 AD
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Ayan Elmi
(Somali Model)
Ayan Elmi
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: 1988 AD
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Mohamed Abdulkarim Ali
(Writer)
Mohamed Abdulkarim Ali
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 20, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
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Mohamed Hassan Mohamed
(Somalian Middle-Distance Runner)
Mohamed Hassan Mohamed
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 23, 1993
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Yusuf Qaafow
(Basketball Player)
Yusuf Qaafow
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 19, 1987
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Faisal Jeylani Aweys
(Taekwondo athlete)
Faisal Jeylani Aweys
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 10, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Sharif Karie
(Middle-distance runner)
Sharif Karie
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 1, 1978
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Cooking With Hafza
(YouTuber Who Provides Culinary Content)
Cooking With Hafza
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Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: April 1, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries