Famous People From Nigeria
Hakeem OlajuwonHakeem Olajuwon
21 January 1963
Basketball Player
DavidoDavido
21 November 1992
Singer-Songwriter

WizkidWizkid
16 July 1990
Singer-songwriter

Fela KutiFela Kuti
15 October 1938
Multi-instrumentalist

Chinua AchebeChinua Achebe
16 November 1930
Nigerian novelist

JidennaJidenna
04 May 1985
Rapper
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
T. B. JoshuaT. B. Joshua
12 June 1963
Televangelist and Faith Healer

Obafemi AwolowoObafemi Awolowo
06 March 1909
Political Leader
Shola AmeobiShola Ameobi
12 October 1981
Footballer

Enoch AdeboyeEnoch Adeboye
02 March 1942
Pastor

Korede BelloKorede Bello
29 February 1996
Singer-Songwriter

Michael BoulosMichael Boulos
 
Tiffany Trump’s Boyfriend

Ayo JayAyo Jay
09 August 1989
Singer
Benjamin Nnamdi Azikiwe Benjamin Nnamdi Azikiwe
16 November 1904
First President of Nigeria

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

Ibrahim BabangidaIbrahim Babangida
17 August 1941
Politician, Military

Osi UmenyioraOsi Umenyiora
16 November 1981
American Football Player
Chinedu IkediezeChinedu Ikedieze
12 December 1977
Nigerian actor

Kelechi IheanachoKelechi Iheanacho
03 October 1996
Nigerian footballer
Sani AbachaSani Abacha
20 September 1943
Politician, Military personnel

Henry OnyekuruHenry Onyekuru
05 June 1997
Nigerian footballer

Yakubu GowonYakubu Gowon
19 October 1934
Politician, Military personnel
Umar Farouk AbdulmutallabUmar Farouk Abdulmutallab
22 December 1986
Underwear Bomber

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Amobi OkoyeAmobi Okoye
10 June 1987
American football player
Usman dan FodioUsman dan Fodio
15 December 1754
Teacher

Ken Saro-WiwaKen Saro-Wiwa
10 October 1941
Writer, Poet, Screenwriter

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

Umaru Musa Yar'AduaUmaru Musa Yar'Adua
16 August 1951
President
Dr. AlbanDr. Alban
26 August 1957
Musician
Bola TinubuBola Tinubu
29 March 1952
Accountant, Politician

Joseph YoboJoseph Yobo
06 September 1980
Footballer

Adetomiwa EdunAdetomiwa Edun
04 March 1984
Actor

Atiku AbubakarAtiku Abubakar
25 November 1946
Custom officer, Politician
Johnson Aguiyi-IronsiJohnson Aguiyi-Ironsi
03 March 1924
Politician

C. Odumegwu OjukwuC. Odumegwu Ojukwu
04 November 1933
Politician, Military personnel

Shehu ShagariShehu Shagari
25 February 1925
Politician

Sanusi Lamido SanusiSanusi Lamido Sanusi
31 July 1961
Banker

Ahmadu BelloAhmadu Bello
12 June 1910
Politician
Isaac SuccessIsaac Success
07 January 1996
Nigerian footballer

Femi KutiFemi Kuti
16 June 1962
Musician
Francis ArinzeFrancis Arinze
01 November 1932
Theologian, University teacher, Catholic priest

Pete EdochiePete Edochie
07 March 1947
Actor

TimayaTimaya
15 August 1980
Nigerian singer
Samuel Ajayi CrowtherSamuel Ajayi Crowther
1809 AD
translator, Bible translator

William OnyeaborWilliam Onyeabor
26 March 1946
Musician
Nkem OwohNkem Owoh
07 February 1958
Actor

Bukola SarakiBukola Saraki
19 December 1962
Politician

Herbert MacaulayHerbert Macaulay
14 November 1864
Politician

Babatunde OlatunjiBabatunde Olatunji
07 April 1927
Musician, Percussionist

Rashidi YekiniRashidi Yekini
23 October 1963
Footballer
Abdulsalami AbubakarAbdulsalami Abubakar
13 June 1942
Politician, Military personnel

Dick TigerDick Tiger
14 August 1929
Boxer

Ben OkriBen Okri
15 March 1959
Writer, Journalist, Novelist, Author, Poet

AṣaAṣa
17 September 1982
Singer-songwriter
Ernest ShonekanErnest Shonekan
09 May 1934
politician, lawyer

Uzodinma IwealaUzodinma Iweala
05 November 1982
Writer
OvonramwenOvonramwen
1857 AD
King of Benin

George Taubman GoldieGeorge Taubman Goldie
20 May 1846
Administrator

Gabriel OkaraGabriel Okara
24 April 1921
Poet
James IboriJames Ibori
04 August 1949
Politician

Amos TutuolaAmos Tutuola
20 June 1920
Writer
Hubert OgundeHubert Ogunde
10 July 1916
Actor

Samuel AkintolaSamuel Akintola
06 July 1910
Politician

Mike EzuruonyeMike Ezuruonye
21 September 1982
Actor
Kayode FayemiKayode Fayemi
09 February 1965
Politician

Chris NgigeChris Ngige
08 August 1952
Politician
Gani FawehinmiGani Fawehinmi
22 April 1938
Author

Ola RotimiOla Rotimi
13 April 1938
Playwright

Diepreye AlamieyeseighaDiepreye Alamieyeseigha
16 November 1952
Politician

Ben EnwonwuBen Enwonwu
14 July 1917
Painter
Cyprian EkwensiCyprian Ekwensi
26 September 1921
Author
J. P. ClarkJ. P. Clark
06 April 1935
Poet

Christopher OkigboChristopher Okigbo
16 August 1932
Poet

Wilson OrumaWilson Oruma
30 December 1976
Football midfielder

Ayo FayoseAyo Fayose
15 November 1960
Politician
Okwui EnwezorOkwui Enwezor
23 October 1963
Curator

Ogbonnaya OnuOgbonnaya Onu
01 December 1951
Politician

Chidiebere NwakaliChidiebere Nwakali
26 December 1996
Nigerian footballer

Moshood Kashimawo Olawale AbiolaMoshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola
24 August 1937
Politician

Zack OrjiZack Orji
1960 AD
Actor
Abubakar AuduAbubakar Audu
27 October 1947
politician

Allison MaduekeAllison Madueke
1944 AD
politician
Claude AkeClaude Ake
18 February 1939
Political Scientist

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