Nigerien

Find out more about the greatest Nigeriens, including Aliko Dangote, Goodluck Jonathan, Mercy Johnson, Oluchi Onweagba and Ayodele Awojobi.

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 1 
Aliko Dangote
(Businessman)

Aliko Dangote
10
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
(Footballer)

Victor Moses
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 12, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kaduna

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.

 3 
Odion Ighalo
(Footballer strike)

Odion Ighalo
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 16, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lagos, Nigeria

 4 
Alex Antetokounmpo
(Basketball player)

Alex Antetokounmpo
9
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 26, 2001
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Athens, Greece

 5 
Goodluck Jonathan
(President of Nigeria)

Goodluck Jonathan
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 20, 1957
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ogbia

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.

 6 
Wilfred Ndidi
(Footballer)

Wilfred Ndidi
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 16, 1996
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lagos
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 7 
Henry Onyekuru
(Nigerian footballer)

Henry Onyekuru
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 5, 1997
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Onitsha
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 8 
Yakubu Aiyegbeni
(Football player)

Yakubu Aiyegbeni
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 22, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Benin City, Nigeria

 9 
Mercy Johnson
(Film actress)

Mercy Johnson
5
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.

 10 
Mark Angel
(Comedian)

Mark Angel
11
Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: May 27, 1991
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria

 11 
Tony Allen
(Drummer)

Tony Allen
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 20, 1940
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lagos, Nigeria
Died: April 30, 2020

 12 

Emanuella Samuel
14
Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: July 22, 2010
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Nigeria

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.

 13 
Kenneth Omeruo
(Nigerian footballer)

Kenneth Omeruo
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 17, 1993
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kaduna

 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, Niger

 15 
Mamadou Tandja
(Politician)

Mamadou Tandja
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1938 AD
Birthplace: Mainé-Soroa, Niger

 16 
Oluchi Onweagba
(Fashion Model)

Oluchi Onweagba
1
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: August 1, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lagos, Nigeria

 17 
Moussa Maâzou
(Footballer)

Moussa Maâzou
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 25, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Niamey, Niger

 18 
Brian Idowu
(Footballer defender)

Brian Idowu
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 18, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia

 19 
Ayodele Awojobi
(Academic)

Ayodele Awojobi
1
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.

 20 
Kelvin Odenigbo
(Football player)

Kelvin Odenigbo
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 13, 2001
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Nigeria
Died: June 5, 2021

 21 
Brigi Rafini
(Prime Minister)

Brigi Rafini
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 7, 1953
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Iferouane, Niger

 22 
Mahamane Ousmane
(4th President of Niger)

Mahamane Ousmane
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 20, 1950
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Zinder, Niger

 23 
Simeon Akinola
(Footballer winger or forward position)

Simeon Akinola
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 6, 1992
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lagos, Nigeria

 24 
Masai Ujiri
(Basketball player)

Masai Ujiri
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 7, 1970
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bournemouth, England

Hamani Diori
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 6, 1916
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Soudouré, Niger
Died: April 23, 1989

 26 
Elechi Amadi
(Writer)

Elechi Amadi
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 12, 1934
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rivers State, Nigeria
Died: June 29, 2016

 27 
Aminatou Seyni
(Sprinter)

Aminatou Seyni
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 24, 1996
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Niamey Urban Community, Niger

 28 
Kingsley Ehizibue
(Footballer Right back)

Kingsley Ehizibue
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 25, 1995
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Munich, Germany

Aïssata Issoufou Mahamadou
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Maine Soroa, Niger

 30 
Seun Adigun
(Hurdler, founded the Nigerian bobsled team)

Seun Adigun
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 3, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

 31 

Abdoul Razak Issoufou
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 26, 1994
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Niger

 32 
Olarenwaju Kayode
(Nigerian footballer)

Olarenwaju Kayode
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 8, 1993
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ibadan

Hamadou Djibo Issaka
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 3, 1977
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Niamey, Niger

 34 
Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara
(Military officer)

Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 9, 1949
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dogondoutchi, Niger
Died: April 9, 1999

 35 
Toulou Kiki
(Actress)

Toulou Kiki
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Birthdate: January 1, 1983
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Agadez, Niger

 36 
Aissa Diori
(First Lady)

Aissa Diori
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1928 AD
Birthplace: Dogondoutchi, Niger
Died: April 15, 1974

 37 
Misan Haldin
(Basketball player)

Misan Haldin
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 7, 1982
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany

 38 
John Munonye
(Writer)

John Munonye
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 28, 1929
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Nigeria
Died: May 10, 1999

 39 
Tekiath Ben Yessouf
(Taekwondo athlete)

Tekiath Ben Yessouf
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 13, 1991
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Nigeria

 40 

Magaajyia Silberfeld
0
Birthdate: August 30, 1996
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paris, France

 41 
Aichatou Ousmane Issaka
(Military Officer)

Aichatou Ousmane Issaka
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Niger

 42 

Aïchatou Mindaoudou
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1959 AD
Birthplace: Niger

 43 

Issake Dabore
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 1940 AD
Birthplace: Dingazi, Zama, Niger

 44 
Hamsou Garba
(Singer)

Hamsou Garba
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 25, 1958
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Maradi, Niger

 45 
Seyni Kountché
(Politician, Military personnel)

Seyni Kountché
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 1, 1931
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Fandou, Niger, French West Africa
Died: November 10, 1987

 46 

Aïchatou Boulama Kané
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 24, 1955
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Keita, Niger

 47 
I. K. Dairo
(Musician)

I. K. Dairo
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 1930 AD
Birthplace: Offa, Nigeria
Died: February 7, 1996

 48 
Duro Ladipo
(Dramatist)

Duro Ladipo
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 18, 1931
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Oshogbo, Nigeria
Died: March 11, 1978

 49 
Mariama Hima
(Director)

Mariama Hima
0
Birthdate: February 20, 1951
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Niamey, Niger

 50 

Fatima Djibo Sidikou
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Unknown