Famous Nigerien People

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Aliko Dangote
(Businessman)
Aliko Dangote
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: April 10, 1957
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kano

Nigerian billionaire business magnate and philanthropist, Aliko Dangote, is the wealthiest person in Africa. He is also the richest black person in the world. Born into a wealthy family, he grew up to be an astute young man. He founded the multi trillion-naira conglomerate, The Dangote Group. A dedicated philanthropist, he has donated millions to health care in Nigeria.

 2 
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
Birthplace: Lagos

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.

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Odion Ighalo
(Nigerian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Forward)
Odion Ighalo
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 16, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lagos
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Alex Antetokounmpo
(Basketball player)
Alex Antetokounmpo
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 26, 2001
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Athens
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
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Mikel John Obi
(Nigerian Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Defensive Midfielder)
Mikel John Obi
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 22, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Jos
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 6 
Goodluck Jonathan
(14th President of Nigeria)
Goodluck Jonathan
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 20, 1957
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Otuoke

Initially a teacher, Nigerian former president Goodluck Jonathan, boasts of a PhD in zoology and has also headed an oil-oriented government agency. He plunged into politics with the PDP, and his tenure as the president witnessed major acts of terror by the jihadist group Boko Haram.

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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
Birthplace: Lagos
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 8 
Yakubu
(Nigerian Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Striker)
Yakubu
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 22, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Benin City
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 9 
Mercy Johnson
(Film actress)
Mercy Johnson
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Birthdate: August 28, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lagos
Nigerian actor Mercy Johnson became the most-searched Nigerian celebrity on Google in 2011. The mother of three is best known for her award-winning roles in films such as Seven & A Half Dates and Live to Remember. She assists the Kogi state governor on culture, entertainment, and arts.
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Emanuella Samuel
(YouTube Star)
Emanuella Samuel
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Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: July 22, 2010
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rivers State

Nigerian child comedian Emanuella Samuel was first featured on the videos of popular YouTuber Mark Angel. While some people think she is Mark’s cousin, others believe she is his niece. Emanuella, now one of the richest kids in Nigeria, has won several awards, apart from endorsing brands such as Indomie.

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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
Birthplace: Lagos
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 12 
Mark Angel
(YouTube Star Known for His Comedy Series on YouTube Channel)
Mark Angel
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Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: May 27, 1991
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Port Harcourt
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Tony Allen
(Drummer)
Tony Allen
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 20, 1940
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lagos
Died: April 30, 2020
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 14 
Mahamadou Issoufou
(President of Niger from 7 April 2011 to 2 April 2021)
Mahamadou Issoufou
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 1, 1952
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Illela
 15 
Masai Ujiri
(Basketball player)
Masai Ujiri
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 7, 1970
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bournemouth
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Brian Idowu
(Russian Professional Footballer Who Plays as A Left-Back)
Brian Idowu
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 18, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Kenneth Omeruo
(Nigerian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Defender)
Kenneth Omeruo
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 17, 1993
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Abia State
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 18 
Aminatou Seyni
(Nigerien Track and Field Sprinter)
Aminatou Seyni
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 24, 1996
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Niamey Urban Community
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Mamadou Tandja
(Politician)
Mamadou Tandja
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1938 AD
Birthplace: Mainé-Soroa
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Chidiebere Nwakali
(Nigerian Professional Footballer)
Chidiebere Nwakali
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 26, 1996
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Nigeria
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 21 
Moussa Maâzou
(Nigerien Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Striker)
Moussa Maâzou
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 25, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Niamey
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 22 
Kingsley Ehizibue
(Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Right Back)
Kingsley Ehizibue
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 25, 1995
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Munich
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 23 
Ayodele Awojobi
(Academic)
Ayodele Awojobi
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Birthdate: March 12, 1937
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Oshodi-Isolo
Died: September 23, 1984

Ayodele Awojobi was a Nigerian academic, inventor, author, activist, and social crusader. Regarded as a scholarly genius by his peers and teachers alike, Awojobi became the first African to earn a degree of Doctor of Science at the Imperial College London. His research papers in the field of vibration are often referred to and studied by researchers around the world.

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Olarenwaju Kayode
(Nigerian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Forward)
Olarenwaju Kayode
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 8, 1993
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ibadan
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 25 
Hamani Diori
Hamani Diori
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 6, 1916
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Soudouré
Died: April 23, 1989
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Mahamane Ousmane
(4th President of Niger)
Mahamane Ousmane
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 20, 1950
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Zinder
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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
Birthplace: Lagos
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Brigi Rafini
(Prime Minister)
Brigi Rafini
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 7, 1953
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Iferouane
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Andy Ologun
(Nigerian Kickboxer)
Andy Ologun
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 12, 1983
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ibadan
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Elechi Amadi
(Writer)
Elechi Amadi
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 12, 1934
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rivers State
Died: June 29, 2016
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Seun Adigun
(Nigerian–American Bobsledder and Track and Field Runner)
Seun Adigun
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 3, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chicago
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)
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Toni Tone
(Writer)
Toni Tone
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 30, 1989
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Nigeria
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Abdoul Razak Issoufou
(Nigerien Taekwondo Athlete)
Abdoul Razak Issoufou
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 26, 1994
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Niger
Height: 6'9" (206 cm)
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Aïssata Issoufou Mahamadou
(Former First Lady of Niger)
Aïssata Issoufou Mahamadou
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthplace: Maine Soroa
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Oluchi Onweagba
(Fashion Model)
Oluchi Onweagba
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: August 1, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lagos
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Kelvin Odenigbo
(Nigerian Professional Football Forward)
Kelvin Odenigbo
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 13, 2001
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Nigeria
Died: June 5, 2021
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Hamadou Djibo Issaka
(Rower)
Hamadou Djibo Issaka
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 3, 1977
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Niamey
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara
(Military officer)
Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 9, 1949
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dogondoutchi
Died: April 9, 1999
 39 
Misan Haldin
(Basketball player)
Misan Haldin
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 7, 1982
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Berlin
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Aissa Diori
(First Lady)
Aissa Diori
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1928 AD
Birthplace: Dogondoutchi
Died: April 15, 1974
 41 
Neku Atawodi-Edun
(Nigerian Polo Player)
Neku Atawodi-Edun
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 1987 AD
Birthplace: Nigeria
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Magaajyia Silberfeld
(Actress)
Magaajyia Silberfeld
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Birthdate: August 30, 1996
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paris
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Toulou Kiki
(Actress)
Toulou Kiki
1
Birthdate: January 1, 1983
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Agadez
 44 
John Munonye
(Writer)
John Munonye
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 28, 1929
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Nigeria
Died: May 10, 1999
 45 
Seyni Kountché
(Politician, Military personnel)
Seyni Kountché
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 1, 1931
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Fandou
Died: November 10, 1987
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I. K. Dairo
(Musician)
I. K. Dairo
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 1930 AD
Birthplace: Offa
Died: February 7, 1996
 47 
Aïchatou Mindaoudou
(Diplomat)
Aïchatou Mindaoudou
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1959 AD
Birthplace: Niger
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Aichatou Ousmane Issaka
(Nigerien Military Officer)
Aichatou Ousmane Issaka
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthplace: Niger
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Duro Ladipo
(Dramatist)
Duro Ladipo
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 18, 1931
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Oshogbo
Died: March 11, 1978
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Safiath
(Singer)
Safiath
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 15, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Khartoum