Famous People From Nigeria
Hakeem OlajuwonHakeem Olajuwon
21 January 1963
Basketball Player
Fela KutiFela Kuti
15 October 1938
Multi-instrumentalist

Chinua AchebeChinua Achebe
16 November 1930
Nigerian novelist

Michael BoulosMichael Boulos
 
Tiffany Trump’s Boyfriend

WizkidWizkid
16 July 1990
Singer-songwriter

Olusegun ObasanjoOlusegun Obasanjo
05 March 1937
Former President of Nigeria
Wole SoyinkaWole Soyinka
13 July 1934
Author, Poet, Playwright

Ime UdokaIme Udoka
09 August 1977
American-Nigerian Basketball Player

JidennaJidenna
04 May 1985
Rapper

T. B. JoshuaT. B. Joshua
12 June 1963
Televangelist and Faith Healer
Shola AmeobiShola Ameobi
12 October 1981
Footballer

Enoch AdeboyeEnoch Adeboye
02 March 1942
Pastor
Korede BelloKorede Bello
29 February 1996
Singer-Songwriter

Ayo JayAyo Jay
09 August 1989
Singer

Benjamin Nnamdi Azikiwe Benjamin Nnamdi Azikiwe
16 November 1904
First President of Nigeria
DavidoDavido
21 November 1992
Singer-Songwriter

Muhammadu BuhariMuhammadu Buhari
17 December 1942
Military personnel, Politician
Osita IhemeOsita Iheme
20 February 1982
Actor

John Obi MikelJohn Obi Mikel
22 April 1987
Nigerian footballer

Jay-Jay OkochaJay-Jay Okocha
14 August 1973
Footballer
Nwankwo KanuNwankwo Kanu
01 August 1976
Footballer

Obafemi MartinsObafemi Martins
28 October 1984
Footballer
Chinedu IkediezeChinedu Ikedieze
12 December 1977
Nigerian actor

Ibrahim BabangidaIbrahim Babangida
17 August 1941
Politician, Military

Kelechi IheanachoKelechi Iheanacho
03 October 1996
Nigerian footballer

Sani AbachaSani Abacha
20 September 1943
Politician, Military personnel
Osi UmenyioraOsi Umenyiora
16 November 1981
American Football Player
Henry OnyekuruHenry Onyekuru
05 June 1997
Nigerian footballer

Yakubu GowonYakubu Gowon
19 October 1934
Politician, Military personnel

Atiku AbubakarAtiku Abubakar
25 November 1946
Custom officer, Politician

Obafemi AwolowoObafemi Awolowo
06 March 1909
politician, lawyer, trade unionist
Ken Saro-WiwaKen Saro-Wiwa
10 October 1941
Writer, Poet, Screenwriter

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Umar Farouk AbdulmutallabUmar Farouk Abdulmutallab
22 December 1986
Underwear Bomber

Abubakar Tafawa BalewaAbubakar Tafawa Balewa
01 October 1912
Former Prime Minister of Nigeria

Usman dan FodioUsman dan Fodio
15 December 1754
Teacher

Amobi OkoyeAmobi Okoye
10 June 1987
American football player
Bola TinubuBola Tinubu
29 March 1952
Accountant, Politician

Dr. AlbanDr. Alban
26 August 1957
Musician
Joseph YoboJoseph Yobo
06 September 1980
Footballer

Adetomiwa EdunAdetomiwa Edun
04 March 1984
Actor

Johnson Aguiyi-IronsiJohnson Aguiyi-Ironsi
03 March 1924
Politician
Shehu ShagariShehu Shagari
25 February 1925
Politician

Isaac SuccessIsaac Success
07 January 1996
Nigerian footballer
Sanusi Lamido SanusiSanusi Lamido Sanusi
31 July 1961
Banker

Femi KutiFemi Kuti
16 June 1962
Musician

Bukola SarakiBukola Saraki
19 December 1962
Politician

Pete EdochiePete Edochie
07 March 1947
Actor

Rashidi YekiniRashidi Yekini
23 October 1963
Footballer
C. Odumegwu OjukwuC. Odumegwu Ojukwu
04 November 1933
Politician, Military personnel

TimayaTimaya
15 August 1980
Nigerian singer

Samuel Ajayi CrowtherSamuel Ajayi Crowther
1809 AD
translator, Bible translator

Babatunde OlatunjiBabatunde Olatunji
07 April 1927
Musician, Percussionist
Nkem OwohNkem Owoh
07 February 1958
Actor

Ahmadu BelloAhmadu Bello
12 June 1910
Politician
Herbert MacaulayHerbert Macaulay
14 November 1864
Politician

William OnyeaborWilliam Onyeabor
26 March 1946
Musician

Ben OkriBen Okri
15 March 1959
Writer, Journalist, Novelist, Author, Poet
Francis ArinzeFrancis Arinze
01 November 1932
Theologian, University teacher, Catholic priest

Abdulsalami AbubakarAbdulsalami Abubakar
13 June 1942
Politician, Military personnel
AṣaAṣa
17 September 1982
Singer-songwriter

Dick TigerDick Tiger
14 August 1929
Boxer

Ernest ShonekanErnest Shonekan
09 May 1934
politician, lawyer
Uzodinma IwealaUzodinma Iweala
05 November 1982
Writer

Ben EnwonwuBen Enwonwu
14 July 1917
Painter
Gabriel OkaraGabriel Okara
24 April 1921
Poet

Hubert OgundeHubert Ogunde
10 July 1916
Actor

Kayode FayemiKayode Fayemi
09 February 1965
Politician

Mike EzuruonyeMike Ezuruonye
21 September 1982
Actor
George Taubman GoldieGeorge Taubman Goldie
20 May 1846
Administrator
Chris NgigeChris Ngige
08 August 1952
Politician

Abubakar AuduAbubakar Audu
27 October 1947
politician

Diepreye AlamieyeseighaDiepreye Alamieyeseigha
16 November 1952
Politician

Ogbonnaya OnuOgbonnaya Onu
01 December 1951
Politician
James IboriJames Ibori
04 August 1949
Politician

Okwui EnwezorOkwui Enwezor
23 October 1963
Curator

Wilson OrumaWilson Oruma
30 December 1976
Football midfielder

Ayo FayoseAyo Fayose
13 November 1960
Politician

Chidiebere NwakaliChidiebere Nwakali
26 December 1996
Nigerian footballer
Zack OrjiZack Orji
1960 AD
Actor

Allison MaduekeAllison Madueke
1944 AD
politician
Moshood Kashimawo Olawale AbiolaMoshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola
24 August 1937
Politician

Alex Ifeanyichukwu EkwuemeAlex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme
21 October 1932
5th Vice President of Nigeria

Ibrahim IdrisIbrahim Idris
06 April 1949
politician
King Sunny AdeKing Sunny Ade
22 September 1946
Singer

Yakubu AiyegbeniYakubu Aiyegbeni
22 November 1982
Nigerian footballer
Nnimmo BasseyNnimmo Bassey
 

Uche KaluUche Kalu
16 May 1986
Footballer

Chibuike AmaechiChibuike Amaechi
27 May 1965
 

Victor Nsofor ObinnaVictor Nsofor Obinna
25 March 1987
Footballer
Taye Ismaila TaiwoTaye Ismaila Taiwo
16 April 1985
Footballer

GangnihessouGangnihessou
King
Shehu Musa Yar'AduaShehu Musa Yar'Adua
05 March 1943
Army Major General